Edmonton Sun | 06Jul2011 | Orest Slepokura

Right and Wrong

Re: “Lefties and libidos gone wild,” Ezra Levant, July 5, 2011.
While libidinous impulses might lead to bedevilling consequences for lefties in France, Canada and the U.S., Britain at least has managed to have its share of right-wing satyrs, including Tory cabinet ministers like John Profumo and Alan Clark, and Prime Minister John Major. Profumo bedded a teenage showgirl; Clark simultaneously had an affair with a judge’s wife and her two daughters. Major carried on a secret four-year romance with fellow Tory MP Edwina Currie. In fact, the Conservatives’ landslide defeat in 1997 was largely ascribed to widespread anti-sleaze sentiment. Libidos, it seems, will ride roughshod over that old, artificial left-right paradigm.

Orest Slepokura

(All U.S. stripes are caught, too. Too much power leads to incivility.)