By Jeff Simpson
We brought you the story of how friend of Scott Walker, Bob Westman was charged with fourth degree sexual assault for his unwanted advances on a woman at the Governors Inaugeral Ball. Which came on the first day that the Wisconsin taxpayers were no longer paying the salary of Republican leader and sexual predator Bill Kramer.
As if right on cue, Republican insider and apologist Christian Schneider writes an op-ed explaining that if women do not let any man that wants to kiss them, kiss them, it will be the end of romance.
Apparently in Republican insider view, if only the women would do what the Republican alpha male wants, then we would not be having these problems.
Instead of taking a pull quote from Schneider's column, and because Mr. Schneider has a habit of deleting his ridiculous columns as if nothing ever happened, here it is in its scary entirety:
(Edit Note: Because Dave Blaska felt that as few people as possible should read the blatherings of Christian Schneider, I will decided to just use a couple pull quotes.).
"Stolen sweets are always sweeter,Stolen kisses much completer"— Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859Schneider:
Itseems like a rare situation when a woman is kissed when there's absolutely no warning whatsoever. If a man (or woman) is standing within a foot of your face, there's at least a better than 50-50 chance that they're going hunting for treasure. Unless your attempted paramour is a kissing ninja, it seems unlikely that you're going to suddenly be caught in the middle of a lip blizzard.Apparently Mr. Schneider has never been around a Republican party.
Maybe it's easy to dismiss the "kissing permission" stance as merely extreme feminist ravings. But they are not alone. Last year, universities often cited a statistic that showed one in five women on campus had been sexually assaulted. But, among other problems, that number was inflated by women who had been subjected to "unwanted kissing."Ladies, Christian Schneider knows what is best for you. If you dont want to be kissed, then your just a stuck up ornery liberal.
But the unexpected kiss should remain the property of romance and not of the courts.Free Bob Westman!
Or, as Robert Browning once said, "What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?"Not sure why you would insert a quote from a poem about mortality and death.
Christian Schneider is a Journal Sentinel columnist and blogger. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter:@Schneider_CM