‘Locker room talk’ is no disqualification
I find it hard to believe that all the citizens who are “outraged” over Donald Trump’s private conversation with Billy Bush never participated in locker room talk themselves.
I am not excluding the ladies who claim to be offended either. Years ago, when I was working as an electrician doing a job at an exclusive women’s college, I was in a room next to the ladies locker room. I was installing switches in the wall adjoining the locker room and could hear the conversation clearly.
The descriptions of the anatomy of various males these ladies dated and the narrative of some of the events that took place during these encounters could not have been printed in “Playboy” or “Esquire.”
I have heard the same type of conversation, with the roles reversed, in the locker room at my school during football season, and on occasion taken part in this demonstration of one-upmanship.
Yet none of this meant that the persons involved or their listeners were horrible people. Yes, it’s gutter talk, but it happens among the best of us. I believe the majority of the offended are hypocrites and in many cases liars.
It’s ridiculous that Billy Bush has been suspended and Mr. Trump is being called unworthy to be president because of this awkward situation. Under these guidelines Hillary Clinton’s husband should have been kicked out of office as well.
Mr. Trump did apologize to anyone he offended, but it was a private conversation not meant to be broadcast. The people who released it are just as bad as he and Mr. Bush are made out to be.
Let’s look at the real qualifications for the job or president, not make up things.