I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog, a piece that manages to tie together the two big sex scandals of the week -- the Eliot Spitzer scandal and the "American Idol" stripper scandal -- into one, hopefully not overly belabored analogy. The piece is called A Tale of Two Scandals: The Obligatory Eliot Spitzer and "American Idol" Stripper Column, and here's the teaser:
When the governor of New York resigns due to the revelation that he had sex with a prostitute -- and a contestant on a top-rated TV reality show is found to have been a stripper -- sex columnists around the world are driven to the stories like salmon returning home to spawn. So this is kind of an obligatory column. I am powerless to control myself. Can't... stop! Must... blog... about... Spitzer... and... the "American Idol"... stripper! Send... help!
But until help arrives, I’m going to have fun with it.
To find out why a weird part of me is glad that the latest major politician to get embroiled in a sex scandal is a Democrat -- and to why find out why I think so many Americans are wigging out over the fact that an "American Idol" contestant was once a male stripper -- read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!