Fellas getting handsy isn’t, as some would like to think, a partisan issue. Squeezing the melons is bipartisan. Maybe when guys say they want to “cross the aisle” what they really mean is “Let’s get together and chase tail.” If, at this point, you’re upset because you’re loyal to the (R) tribe, fair warning: you’re going to hate this post. I’d advise you go to your favorite Reddit echo chamber and pretend the world loves you for exactly who you are. Okay? Hugs and kisses.
A seventh woman is accusing George Bush Sr. of squeezing her ass, but this time while he was in office:
A 55-year-old woman, who asked to remain unnamed, told CNN that at a re-election campaign fundraiser in Dearborn, Michigan, in April 1992, the then-67-year-old Bush grabbed her rear during a photo op.
She’s remaining anonymous and this is coming from CNN, so we’re taking this with grains of salt, yes. But in order to be intellectually consistent, we have to call this one out like we did other allegations. Tribalism is great when you play video games. Not so much when presidents, past, present or future, are goosing the ladies’ cabooses.
“We got closer together for a family photo and it was like, ‘Holy crap!’” she told CNN, describing the incident. “It was like a gentle squeeze.”
As opposed to a hard squeeze. Alas, still a squeeze. Still inappropriate. Still wrong. Even if he was Reagan’s vice president, and George Dubya’s proud papa. He may be an old bugger now, but perhaps he’s squeezing the tushies because it’s what he knows. Remember, this is the old man who’s reaching from his wheelchair to pinch the unsuspecting booties of young ladies, with the “David Cop-a-Feel” jokes. To which Barbara winces.
“All the focus has been on ‘He’s old.’ OK, but he wasn’t old when it happened to me,” she added.
This latest allegation is the first one said to have occurred while Bush was in office.
Now, inappropriate as this was (allegedly), it’s not on par with rape. It’s not on par with Weinstein, Spacey, or Bill Clinton. Sexual assault and harassment fall on a spectrum of sorts. Okay? Okay. But grabbing ladies’ backsides is still wrong. It’s wrong because it’s wrong. Not wrong because of party affiliation. Wrong because keep your hands to yourself, you sick pervert. Even if she has a tight ass.
What I can draw from this is: politics is show business. Where the players have actual influence. But Hollywood or DC, doesn’t seem to matter. A bunch of handsy creeps seem to lurk about, hoping to score some T&A. And not always the consensual kind.