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Citizen Greitens

By Mahons On January 11th, 2018

Missouri is known as the Show Me State. Its Governor, Eric Greitens, may very well regret that nickname.

Greitens, a Democrat turned Republican outsider, won his office in an Icarus assent that highlighted his having been a decorated Navy Seal, Rhodes Scholar, best selling author, charity worker and family values champion. Grumblings about untamed ambition, overplaying his service record and a failed first marriage did not seem likely to derail his climb.

Now he is accused of having an affair with his married hairdresser, and threatening to blackmail her with a photo he took of her naked, blindfolded and bound to an exercise machine in his home. 50 Shades of Treadmill.

Thus far Greitens has admitted the affair and not commented on the blackmail. His lawyer was left to deny the blackmail, which doesnt strike me as persuasive when the hired gun is the only one denying something. Greitens wife is standing by him, their joint statement a modern classic of the political Stepford wife. The Eric made a mistake, we’ve turned to God, and dont gossip anout us.

Im no dectective, but a married politician who ties up his married hair stylist for sex in his home and takes a photo is probably not far removed from being intrigued with the idea of blackmail to keep things quiet. We shall see. The hair dresser’s ex is a piece of work himself, having secretly recording conversations with her. She hasnt spoken yet to the press, but i think we all know that is coming.

It isnt a liberal or conservative failing, but a human one. As regular in American politics as can be. Citizen Kane looks more like a documentary every year. Apparently Greitens purchased the GreitensforPresident domain years ago. That looks like a poor investment today.

6 Responses to “Citizen Greitens”

  1. // of her naked, blindfolded and bound to an exercise machine//

    But sure isn’t that the way Republicans like to have the electorate anyway?

    But with that experience, this lady will probably be appointed honorary MeToo queen. Maybe it all started when, as his hairdresser, she simply misunderstood him when he asked for a blow dry.

    Incredibly good fortune with the “Show Me State”, but how did a state ever get such a name?

  2. It isnt a liberal or conservative failing, but a human one.

    Correct.

    I’d think that such things are fairly equal among ” libs ” and self-described ” conservatives ” and that politicians are more over-represented than the ordinary public.

    I’d think that very many male politicians have a bit of Greitens/Anthony Weiner in their psychological makeup.

  3. //I’d think that very many male politicians have a bit of Greitens/Anthony Weiner in their psychological makeup.//

    That’s worth a discussion in itself. I agree, but not only politicians – also leading businessmen, showbiz guys etc.*
    It’s the alpha thing. There’s probably not so much sex involved, it’s all about power and dominance.

    * Now imagine someone who’s a big businessman, a politican and a TV celebrity…. :_)

  4. Confidence is a good thing, most of us could use more of it.

    Power is a good thing, when used right.

    But yes, the will to dominate is I think very common in very many politicians and others. And to some extent it’s needed – you can’t herd the cats in the US Congress or UK Parliament without it – but the crossing of lines is a frequent thing

  5. //. And to some extent it’s needed – you can’t herd the cats in the US Congress or UK Parliament without it –//

    But Carter didn’t have it, while Reagan and Clinton were more persuaders and charmers than dominating figures. Obama also wasn’t the dominating type, and Trump can only dominate people who depend on him.

    Yes, confidence is everything. Sometimes it’s the only difference between a failure and a success, a dunce and a genius.

  6. wonderful…. thank you Mahons, had a horrible night and that put a big smile on my face.

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