So I’m reading a NYT column about the Spitzer debacle and related political trends when I happen to glance over at the Google ads box. Three ads: on top, “Korean Beauties...Browse Photo Profiles...”; the other two are ads for “Client 9” T-shirts!
I’m having just a little bit of trouble determining whose hypocrisy is greater, Eliot Spitzer’s or ours. We love this stuff. Anybody whose job is not directly affected by Spitzer’s call girl addiction is lying if they tell you otherwise. If you’re a guy, you’re only pissed that it’s not you in Room 871 with thousands of dollars to burn on a 5’5” 105 lb. brunette. Be honest. The media know what we want, even if it’s just an algorithm in an ad-placing search engine.
So when we wag the finger of shame, as I did in an earlier post, we’d better be specific about our disapprobation. We’ve long needed in this country to bring our laws in closer alignment with what we do, not what we think the PC establishment wants to hear. Legalizing and regulating sex work would be a start. Legalizing and regulating marijuana would also help enormously. While we’re at it, let’s work up the courage to do something about that gun problem.