@BigSteve I hate shit like this.
Something someone does years ago in their past gets dredged up by some opposition campaign investigators and everyone's supposed to be disgusted and dismayed, and the person in question faces calls to step down.
I completely agree. There are things, like alleged rape, that are fair game after many years. But stuff like this? Meh. Don't care.
Blackjacks point: "Like the picture of Al Franken mock grabbing the boobs of a young woman, I think it is funny. However, it is a situation where the left has to eat their own in order to maintain the credibility of their holier-than-thou disposition."
Spot on. The political left has constructed a position in which there are no degrees of "bad". They do not recognize minor issues as minor or differentiate them from major one. The Al Franken debacle was a perfect example. To this day I do not understand why a comedian, doing something funny means that he is disqualified to represent the people of a state that sent a comedian to the Senate in the first place. All the more ironic in this case because Franken was a tireless supporter of women's rights and issues. But the far left wing of the democratic party has to get rid of him because.......well just because.
I won't try to justify what the youngster did. But it bears mentioning that Canada is a very different country from the US with a very different history. Slavery in Canada (except for that extensively practiced by aboriginals) was a historical footnote. Canada has not been a hotbed of institutional discrimination such as we still see in the US.
At the end of the day though, this is what happens when we loose perspective and over react to the issue du jeor.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh.