Porngate Shows Us What Kind of People Rule Us

The audio in the above video could be better, but the basic point is that the Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is in some legal trouble at the moment, has exposed others in a scandal. According to the Washington Post,

There are jokes about rape and sexual assault, photos mocking African Americans and other minorities, and insults leveled at people because of their weight, their sexual orientation or their religion. At least two state Supreme Court justices and numerous officials in the office of the attorney general have been caught in the scandal that has been dubbed “Porngate.”

A small sampling: A photo of a pantsless woman on her knees performing oral sex on a man is captioned “Making your boss happy is your only job.” A picture of a white man fending off two African American men while carrying a bucket of fried chicken reads “BRAVERY At Its Finest.” The sender of the email that shows a group of men engaged in sex included this message to friends, “How friggin gay are you?”

“When you see these emails . . . it’s just a swamp of misogyny, racism, homophobia and white privilege. It taints everybody, especially in the judicial branch,” said Bruce Ledewitz, associate dean of academic affairs and a law professor at Duquesne University School of Law. “Some of these things are really disgusting. You get the impression that every white male office holder in the state is a creep.”

Of course, there is no justification for saying the problem is restricted to males. Kane herself is charged with felony perjury for releasing damaging information and then lying about is under oath.

The odd result of those criminal charges is that the state’s top law enforcement official has had her law license suspended and is fighting efforts in the state Senate to have her removed from office. Gov. Tom Wolf, also a Democrat, has asked her to resign.

Kane, whose office uncovered these scandalous emails through an unrelated investigation, has long maintained she’s innocent of the charges. She has cast herself as a victim of a powerful, political “old boys network,” angry that she’s shared their darkest emails.

But recently, Kane was forced to address questions about some emails sent by her twin sister, Ellen Granahan Goffer, a state prosecutor and one of Kane’s top deputies. One message, for example, featured a photo of a smiling woman with bruises on her face and the caption, “Domestic violence — because sometimes, you have to tell her more than once.”

Goffer’s emails only became public after critics pushed Kane to release them. Her office initially denied there were any emails involving the attorney general’s sister, then backtracked and said they’d found a few questionable exchanges.

Now Kane’s critics believe she is using the email scandal to divert attention from her own legal problems, releasing more emails each time the case against her worsens.

I don’t know what the result of all this will be. I’m not sure I care. The evidence is that all sides in this PR war are scum. The lesson here is that government attracts and forms a ready-made home for creeps of both sexes and all races. This is true in the Federal Government and it is probably true in most states.

Obviously, all society’s problems will be solved as soon as we surrender more power over our lives and more of our money to these people.