Thursday, February 21, 2008

Man:&The Nothing Happened Thing or Love is a (Man)y

''I did not have sexual relations with that woman.''
''I did have sexual relations with that man.''

How they responded ''depends on the allegation, and it depends on the spouse"'

''Well, obviously, I'm disappointed,'' she said, her voice low but clear and self-assured. ''More importantly, my children and I not only trust my husband, but know that he would never do anything to not only disappoint our family, but disappoint the people of America. He's a man of great character.'''The allegation of infidelity is still a powerful allegation, and it remains powerful because it's about trust and responsibility, the idea that if you're cheating on your spouse, what can we expect of you.Their comments are an important part of any candidate's response when such an accusation arises.
''You don't expect them to feel either shell-shocked or look like a deer caught in the headlights. It's not in their nature, because they're strong women.''

Her expression was obscured by large sunglasses.

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