The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be a lonely place if they excluded the artists who had taken advantage of the free and easy sex thrown their way by female groupies.
I was going to say Joan Jett may be the only recent inductee left in place, but I just looked it up and damn, it seems the easy nookie was enjoyed much and often by the diminutive lady rocker.
Eleven years ago Donald Trump told Access Hollywood reporter Billy Bush about groupies and the easy sexual access that women impressed by celebrity granted to him and others who are rich and famous. The now infamous tape recording of that conversation, that may very well help keep Trump from the White House, is something that needs to be heard in its entirety to completely understand. Even reading a transcript of the conversation does not reveal the proper context; it was a conversation punctuated by laughter and silly inflection.
I was shocked myself to hear the end of the 2005 conversation included a woman, “Days of Our Lives” star Arianne Zucker, who when asked, in a completely lighthearted tone, who she would pick for a date if she had to chose between Trump and Bush, well, read for yourself:
Bush: Now, if you had to choose honestly between one of us. Me or the Donald?
Trump: I don’t know, that’s tough competition.
Zucker: That’s some pressure right there.
Bush: Seriously, if you had — if you had to take one of us as a date.
Zucker: I have to take the Fifth on that one.
Zucker: Yup — I’ll take both.
So, do you take that to mean Zucker is joking about a three way with the two men, or could it be that she was joking in much the same tone that I believe Trump and Bush conveyed?
For those of you convinced that Trump was somehow detailing an ongoing campaign of “sexual assault” against women I would urge you to listen to the tape, unedited, and for the purposes of this column, read the specific words very carefully:
Trump: You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Clearly Trump’s quote reflects his personal experience with groupies, or at least that seems to be the observation he wishes to convey to Bush. Now that is not a good thing, particularly in a religious sense, or in a sense that would value love and commitment between human individuals before sexual intimacy takes place. But there it is.
Back to the future, where in 2016 the Trump/Bush conversation is now being used as a nuclear weapon to help derail the man’s election, but more importantly, it is being used to identify any males who engage in similar conversations as some type of “predatory animals.”
All of these far-reaching accusations and the bigoted conclusions that have now been hung around the necks of Trump, Bush and any who empathize with the characterization of their chat as a bunch of silly “locker room” talk might be fair and justified, if, and only if, it was equal opportunity condemnation.
The Hillary Clinton fans in the mainstream media, and virtually the entire leadership of the Democrat Party, in their “post recording” euphoria have forgotten that if one is to pronounce the political career of a man like Donald Trump to be DOA over the existence of such a tape “talking trash,” what must be the legacy of the Bill Clintons and Ted Kennedys of the world?
Left wing icons who did not leave “comments” behind, but left semen stains, busted lips, huge lawsuit settlements and, yes, even a dead body to show for their exploits into the world of illicit and predatory sexual behavior. Two men whose sins were well known, well documented and who remain to this day huge heroes in the world of Democrat Party politics.
If you don’t want to elect Trump to office because he has bad manners, fine by me. But if you take that stand, and do anything other than curse the very existence of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Political Careers, you are a raging hypocrite, and you have no credible outrage to vent. You just hate Trump.
If I have been asked once this week, I have been asked 100 times, “What if Trump were talking about your daughter?”
If my daughter allowed herself to be pawed by any man without objection or resistance because he was a celebrity, she would deserve whatever loose talk the guy flung her way.
However, if the relationship were completely consensual and based on what she thought was honest affection, and then the man later tried to defame or defile her reputation by dishonestly claiming she was lying or throwing herself at him, I would hunt the bastard down and beat him bloody.
That was what Monica Lewinsky’s dad should have done when Bill and Hillary attempted to discredit his daughter in such a way. And they did, until a stained blue dress put an end to their campaign of lies and slander. I still hope Mr. Lewinsky gets a hold of Bill. God knows he deserves it!