Better buckle up for the inevitable bogus equivalence, starting here:
Tough opponent wants Clinton's seat
Republicans hope ex-prosecutor can ruin Democrat's '08 White House bid
Hillary Clinton may face a tough re-election fight from a woman who has shown she can stand the political heat: Jeanine Pirro won her last re-election as district attorney as her husband was serving 11 months in federal prison for tax fraud.
Oooooh ... having a husband who went to prison for tax fraud -- that's generally not a promising sign for an ex-prosecutor, is it?
But then, Ms. Clinton, New York's junior U.S. senator, has withstood her own firestorm over a cheating, scandal-ridden spouse.
Apparently, though, it's morally equivalent to having a husband who played around on you and didn't go to jail. Who knew? And just in case you didn't catch that the first time, well, reporter Shawn McCarthy is going to slap you upside the head with it a few more times:
The ethical problems of their respective husbands, Albert Pirro and former president Bill Clinton, will lurk in the background, although neither camp is expected to seek political points by attacking the spouse...
The parallels between the incumbent and her presumptive challenger don't stop with scandalous spouses.
Sorry, what was the deal with Pirro's husband again? Oh, right ...
In 2001, Mr. Pirro, then a prominent real-estate lawyer who was kept on retainer by Donald Trump, went to jail for hiding $1-million (U.S.) in income on his tax returns by claiming as business expenses such personal luxuries as his $123,000 Ferrari, his wife's Mercedes-Benz and veterinary bills for the couple's pet potbellied pigs.
Whew. What luck it didn't involve, like, a blow job or anything. I mean, the American public won't stand for that sort of thing. Good thing that Pirro had no idea, I say, had no idea of what was going on:
Ms. Pirro denied any knowledge of the fraud and was not prosecuted, although she had signed the tax returns.
OK, it's all good, then. Carry on.