From Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) –
Ah, the US presidential election. Your editor is far from being a political junkie, but this is just riveting.
The Financial Times reports:
‘Donald Trump is facing fresh allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour after three women accused the Republican presidential candidate of groping them.’
The Washington Post reports:
‘Hillary Clinton denounced “scorched earth” tactics by Republicans on Wednesday, saying Democrats must not allow themselves to turn away from the election in disgust.
‘Those tactics have recently included protestors accusing former president Bill Clinton of rape. Clinton’s campaign appearances were interrupted two days in a row this week by people shouting while holding or wearing T-shirts that brand her husband a rapist.’
And finally, from Grabien.com:
‘As Donald Trump weathers a storm of controversy over randy comments he made to TV celebrity reporter Billy Bush in 2005, new video to emerge from the 2008 presidential campaign shows now-President Obama appearing to behave just as salaciously.
‘Aboard a campaign flight, then-Senator Obama is talking on a cellphone as he arises from his seat; nearby a female reporter catches a glance of something that makes her uncomfortable, sending her skirmishing to the back of the plane.
‘Obama, rather than downplay the awkward display, instead plays it up, positioning himself so the gathered reporters have little choice but to take in his chauvinistic performance.’
Ah, democracy. No wonder the Iraqis and Afghanis don’t want to have a bar of it. If this is democracy, we’d rather have anarchy.
Yes. Yes, we would.