The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73891 Message #1285331
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Sep-04 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: BS - Peter Yarrow & Political Fundraiser
Subject: RE: BS - Peter Yarrow
The smear attempt is disgusting, but it also seems a shame that Frost didn't have the gumption to ignore or refute it. Isn't there something wrong about making campaign issues out of events that happened thirty years ago? Same goes for the slander slinging about the Bush/Kerry military records.
Even thirty years after the event, I don't think I'd leave my daughter alone with Peter Yarrow, but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with appearing at a political fundraiser. I think maybe it's a sign that Americans have an unhealthy hysteria about sex crimes. A sex crime is a horrible thing, but it doesn't affect a person's ability to sing a song, or to express an idea or a political opinion - and it seems that after 30 years with no additional criminal record, it's time to stop making an issue of an arrest.