Thursday, January 14, 2010

Moral Leadership in the Obama's White House?

Here's a blogpost about President Obama's director of OMB, Peter Orszag. Apparently, he became engaged to ABC financial reporter only a few weeks after his former girlfriend, Claire Milonas, gave birth to their child.

Here's part of the New York Times account of the story.

Likewise, some in the Milonas camp suggest that Mr. Orszag had promised to marry her, but then met Ms. Golodryga; the Orszag people say that Ms. Milonas wanted to get married, but Peter did not, at least to Claire.

“We were in a committed relationship until the spring of 2009,” Mr. Orszag and Ms. Milonas said in a joint statement Wednesday (spurred by the Post article). “In November, Claire gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Although we are no longer together, we are both thrilled she is happy and healthy, and we would hope that everyone would respect their privacy.”

What I found so postmodern and self centered about Orszag and his former girlfriend is that while they're no longer together they're both thrilled that she's happy. No mention of the child's prospects for happiness.


Anona said...

you must also feel this way about brit hume and his not being married to his first wife.

Or the disdain you must feel towards karl rove

Or the moral decayed marriages of

* Ronald Reagan - divorced the mother of two of his children. Married Nancy Davis who bore him a daughter only 7 months after the marriage.
* Bob Dole - divorced the mother of his child, who had nursed him through the long recovery from his war wounds.
* Newt Gingrich - divorced his wife who was dying of cancer.
* Dick Armey - Former House Majority Leader - divorced
* Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas - divorced
* Gov. John Engler of Michigan - divorced
* Former Gov. Pete Wilson of California - divorced
* George Will - divorced
* Sen. Lauch Faircloth - divorced
* Rush Limbaugh - Rush and his current wife Marta have six marriages and four divorces between them.
* Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia - Barr has been married three times. Barr had the audacity to author and push the "Defense of Marriage Act."
The current joke making the rounds on Capitol Hill is "Bob Barr, WHICH marriage are you defending?"
* Sen. Alfonse D'Amato of New York - divorced
* Sen. John Warner of Virginia - divorced (once married to Liz Taylor)
* Gov. George Allen of Virginia - divorced
* Henry Kissinger - divorced
* Rep. Helen Chenoweth of Idaho - divorced
* Sen. John McCain of Arizona - divorced
* Rep. John Kasich of Ohio - divorced
* Rep. Susan Molinari of New York (2000 Republican National Convention Keynote Speaker) - divorced

mom said...

With the likes of Pat Robertson leading the "traditional family values" The likes of extreme religious right needs to be watched, for they are very dangerous. I agree with others that say keep them away from my family and my values! for the sin hate, and horror that comes out of the groups of the religious right is down right sinful.

I agree with others that say they will pray for the souls of the extremist right religious groups. such as those here at the mfc I pray for the black empty souls. for in my opinion that is where the decay is.