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June 24th, 2010

Gore, McChrystal, and Mixed Feelings on Branstad’s Pick

By Emily Geiger

Gore the Man Whore

I wrote a while back about my suspicion that there was more to the Gore’s seemingly amicable divorce than what was being told.

Shortly thereafter, we heard rumors that Al Gore had had an affair with a fellow environment activists/Hollywood socialite. Now, there are accusations that he attempted to sexually assault a massage therapist in Oregon in 2006.

Granted, I don’t like it when alleged sexual assault victims wait to come forward because it does cast doubt on their credibility. So, I guess if any lesson could be learned from all of this craziness, it’s that victims of sexual assault need to be empowered and encouraged to come forward right away.

First, this will very likely save another woman (or women) from being victimized by the predator in the future. Second, I don’t think anyone who has ever tried to hold their attacker accountable has regretted it. However, I suspect there are many women who have remained silent who have regretted it.

McChrystal Madness

I have mixed feelings about the dismissal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his command of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

I don’t think anything that was contained in the offending Rolling Stone article was actually all that bad, especially the things that were actually attributed to McChrystal himself.

However, I think it displayed a serious lack of judgment on the part of McCrystal to even let a reporter from a liberal rag hang out with him in the first place.

So, maybe he should have been fired for stupidity rather than insubordination.

Branstad’s Pick

Chances are, by the time you’re reading this, you’ll know who Terry Branstad has picked for his running mate. If the rumors are true and it really is Kim Reynolds, I have to say I’m a little disappointed.

I said before that Branstad needed to pick someone based on qualifications other than just having ovaries. I’m not sure a first-term state senator meets those standards. But, I’m going to try to give her the benefit of the doubt.

I hope Reynolds will use this opportunity and this platform to be become an outspoken conservative leader, emphasizing both fiscal and social issues. I encourage her not to fall into the role of a typical lapdog lieutenant governor, but rather to forge a new path for females and conservatives in the state, leading the way back to true conservatism and showing the boys how it’s supposed to be done.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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