Agree to Disagree?

I’m amazed at how many people think Brett Kavanaugh should be voted in without further delay, despite all the licentious lore, alleged or otherwise.

Why I’m surprised by this can be chalked up to my chronic naiveté. The pictures portrayed are so ugly, yet few seem to care, doubt replaced by indifference.

A friend said, hey if we were in France this wouldn’t even have come up.

Yeah, well, my little French fry, but we’re not, we’re here, where decent behavior is still on the floor, in this case, the Senate floor.

I try avoiding talking politics being the committed dove that I am.

World peace still creeps into my nightly prayers even though it kinda’ went out with bell bottoms and the hula hoop.

You’re surprised I pray? Like a little fallen nun, making sure my file stays active.

Did you know, JFK got on his knees every night before going to bed to say his prayers?

Can’t you just see him in his pjs asking God to forgive him for sleeping with half of Washington? Yes, if he were here today, he’d make all the Bills and Bretts look like amateurs.

What’s my point—that bad boys have ruled our country all along?

We did have Thomas Jefferson who canoodled with one of his slaves. FDR didn’t let a little thing like polio stop him from playing hide-the-salami with Missy LeHand, his long time private secretary. Of course Eleanor at that point didn’t care, happy to be relieved of duty, like Hillary, who with the exception of how Bill’s appetites might have affected her political career, didn’t give a shit either.

I ask myself, why is integrity so important to me anyway? I wasn’t raised on it, my mother  sleeping with everything that moved, except my father who should have moved—out, since he might have lived a lot longer.

And as far as his integrity went, when the whole neighborhood thinks you’re a putz for putting up with your wife’s flagrant philandering, at best, it’s somewhere back in the closet.

Integrity— the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

I don’t know where it comes from, but I have it, and very much wish to see it in others, especially those with the privilege of presidential and congressional power.

Crazy me.          





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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24 Responses to Agree to Disagree?

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, this was so well written.
    If you want an eye-opener on just how callous the highest politicos might be you should read David Baldacci. It’s fiction, but I have to believe there’s some truth. For instance, the top spy organizations actually eliminate top operatives (who know too much) that are ready to retire, as well as innocents who ‘might’ have learned something they shouldn’t.

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  2. This is a good piece. Funny yet poignant. I too have been surprised that people don’t seem to want to find out the truth. It’s not like he stole lunch money. If it was for a cabinet position I wouldn’t care as much but to get a lifetime job as the country’s moral compass is something else. I’d like to see a nerd in the job — skilled, knowledgeable and without the big libido.

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  3. Patricia says:

    You sound sane to me.

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  4. Eilene Lyon says:

    I agree there should be some sort of standard of integrity, particularly for a Supreme Court Justice!! He has been lying about his behavior as a teen and young man (his drinking and attitudes about women). Completely unacceptable. He also hates liberals, which means he can’t be an impartial judge of anything.

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  5. So “integrity” just became a relative word. The honest part, that I understand and try hard to follow. It’s that word “morality” which changes with every crowd. I don’t think most of the public would like me in the moral light, even though, by their own standards, most of them fail too.
    My morals are more along the way of trying not to cause harm to others and being kind and honest and being true to yourself.

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  6. He has shown us who he is and we have to believe him. If he had an ounce of integrity, he would have stepped aside, but it looks like his big fat ego came front and center with that OpEd in the WP yesterday.

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