There’s one thing about Weinergate that isn’t getting covered enough: how are parents supposed to talk to their children about something so serious and troubling?
Remember how we actually heard this kind of talk during impeachment? I thought George Carlin had the perfect answer, you tell them “Sometimes adults like to have fun, you remember fun, it’s what you used to have before we made you spend all your free time practicing the piano and playing soccer.”
What I’ve never understood about “what will the children think” is that it is always applied to something trivial, usually to consensual sexual relations among adults. No one ever asks “what will the children think about genocide in the Sudan?” or “what will the children think about the government torturing people?”. I can remember as a kid, listening to the news and hearing of horrible atrocities and being genuinely troubled by it (truth be told, I still don’t like to listen to that stuff, even though I think it’s important that it be reported).