Republican Pundit Susan Carpenter
McMillan Makes a Fool of Herself on Fox News Over Chandra Levy
July 25, 2001
Conservative pundits often
make assertions at odds with undisputed facts, hoping they won't get
caught. If someone calls them on it, then these blabmeisters will
blurt out the most ridiculous things to try to wiggle out of the
Take for example Susan
Carpenter McMillan, "president" of some entity called the
"Women's Coalition," who made an absolute fool of herself the
other day on Hannity & Colmes.
McMillan was claiming that it
was only Democrats who had affairs and took advantage of interns.
Apparently the names Bob Packwood, Henry Hyde, Bob Livingston and Newt
Gingrich eluded her.
Here's the essence of the
exchange between McMillan and host Alan Colmes:
MCMILLAN: No. 1,
Democrats have given interns and internship a bad name.
COLMES: Oh, stop politicizing it. You ought to be ashamed of yourself
MCMILLAN: I'm not
ashamed of myself. I'm not ashamed of myself at...
COLMES: We have a missing woman, Susie, and you want to make a political
football out of this. That's -- shame on you.
A bit later, Colmes went on:
COLMES: There are
Republicans who are scoundrels, who are cheaters, who are adulterers, who
are not nice to their wives and families, and who lie and cheat.
It is not a matter of party affiliation, and how dare you try to make that
the issue here.
After a commercial break,
McMillan gave her reply:
said how dare I -- how dare I politicize it. You opened your show by
saying real men don't cheat on their wives.
You tell me the last Republican who was fooling around with not one, not
two, not three, [but] 15, 20, whatever, interns...
So according to this
apparent revision of the Republican dogma, affairs with a few interns are
OK, just don't get into the double figures! LOL.