Worse than Terry Bean and his Tina-Lovin’ 42-years-younger Boy Toy? I would disagree.
Just three years ago, Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge were the toast of the liberal establishment. The Facebook co-founder and his politically ambitious husband embodied all the attributes of a bona fide “gay power couple.” In 2012, Hughes bought The New Republic, rescuing the flagship liberal magazine from financial peril and establishing himself as a player in Washington. At the same time, Eldridge was quietly preparing to run for Congress in upstate New York.
How swiftly things change. In just the past two months, one half of this pair managed to single-handedly destroy a storied journalistic institution, while the other suffered a crushing electoral defeat in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Does this mean that, to the liberal establishment, losing a congressional seat and inspiring a bunch of liberal writers to quit their jobs are worse than child rape?
HT: Peter H.