The New York Post noted today that Kelsey Grammer, star of the TV series Frasier and a Republican, might want to run for Senate someday -- and right-wing blowhard Sean Hannity generously helped him float this trial balloon last night on Fox News.
Sean Hannity? Wasn't he one of those guys who was appalled and disgusted by Bill Clinton's morals? I guess it doesn't bother him that Grammer's past includes multiple arrests for drunk driving and cocaine possession, not to mention, reportedly, a few other interesting tidbits:
* Grammer was accused of statutory rape by the parents of his underage babysitter. He denied the charge....
* In September 1998 a former girlfriend sparked a controversy when she threatened to sell an explicit video tape of her having sex with Grammer.
I won't mention the porn actress's allegations that he dressed in drag while having sex with her. If you absolutely must know, the link is here.
A few years ago, right-wingers were appalled by apparent libertinism in the Oval Office. A few months ago, they denounced Hollywood stars who discussed politics. Now they shrug off Arnold Schwarzenegger's orgies and serial groping and enable the reportedly rehabilitated but formerly wild Grammer.
But, hey, they're not being hypocritical -- really. After all, everyone knows that when Democrats have illicit sex, it's because they're decadent and depraved and have no sense of right and wrong -- whereas when Republicans do it, it's a sad episode in the wilderness on the road to rehabilitation and renewal... or maybe it's just a fun, frisky "youthful indiscretion." And everyone knows that Democratic entertainers are just idiots, while Republican entertainers are self-made businessmen.
So, really, there's no comparison.