Bill Maher gave viewers a list of New Rules tonight on Real Time, as he is wont to do. As Maher is also wont to do, one item on the list in particular targeted a prominent Republican – this time likely 2012 presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. And, like everyone who has said anything in the past week, Maher found a way to work Charlie Sheen into it, too.
Here was Maher’s “rule”:
If Charlie Sheen’s home life means he can’t have a TV show, then I say Newt Gingrich can’t run for president.
(Maher was pretty pleased with himself for this one, judging by his laughter at the line.) He them lampooned Gingrich’s well-publicized marital woes and affairs, and even opined, “I don’t think actual newts are this slimy.”
He also drew a parallel between Gingrich and John Edwards – while both of them, Maher said, cheated on their wives while they had cancer, only Edwards “couldn’t get elected dog catcher.” He did the same for several other Democrat-Republican examples, most of which included the Democrat losing his job and the Republican staying in office (yes, Maher included the obligatory CNN joke when referencing Eliot Spitzer).
Ultimately, though, behind all the partisan cracks was a premise we can hopefully all get behind: “You can’t have the personal ethics of a guy who fixes dog fights and run on values.” Then, he made another Charlie Sheen joke. Video, via HBO, below.
Why is Edwards a disgusting pig for cheating on his wife who had cancer but Newt can run for president on a family values platform? Why are some who are caught in immoral sexual situations run out of office asap and others forgiven or at least allowed to keep office or in Newt's case run for president?
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