I was practically hyperventilating when I read John W. Smart’s latest post. It seems that a Dr. Ablow has some advice for Maria Shriver. After reading his bullshit, I have concluded that Dr. Ablow, of Glenn Beck partnership fame (golly that’s shocking, isn’ it?), really should consider writing for Psychology Today, since they love crackpot sexist psycho-ranters who haven’t resolved their relationships with their mothers.
I think it’s pretty safe to bet that Dr. Ablow is one of those Family Values guys who criticized Hillary for staying with her husband, while today he chastises Maria for not tolerating the fucking pig she’s married to any longer. Because when it comes to the Deep Right End, there are Rules For Thee and Rules For Me — and they are never the same. For example, if a non-Republican married elected official is caught having an affair, it is Adultery. If a Republican married elected official is caught having an affair, it’s not adultery, it’s Falling Short Of The Glory of God. If a married non-Republican elected official has a child with someone other than his wife, the spawn is a Bastard. But if a married Republican elected official has a child with someone other than his wife, it is a “Love Child”. And obviously, in the case of Arnold (R-Pig), God forgives Arnold, but God will never forgive Maria if she doesn’t let him get away with what he did and tell him to do more of it.
How can you not love John W. Smart. He sees every sexist turd that floats to the top of the punch bowl. And Dr. ABlowhard is this week’s punch bowl winner:
Snatched with permission from John W Smart.
Blame the Shriver
Skipping over the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the worst governor in any living Californian’s lifetime – as that is worthy of another post or two or six thousand – further, let’s jump past what we now know is Arnold’s decade long deceit about a child that he fathered and who played and spent scads of time with his half siblings – unbeknownst to any of them, and that he lied to and humiliated his wife, and that he boned the California public and that he is, in general, an asshole of the first order…skip all that…
and let’s focus on one Dr. Keith Ablow. Dr. Ablow writes that Maria Shriver now has the opportunity to “embrace her husband as never before”. Because, the bad doctor says, if she’d taken a lie detector test she would have “known” he was up to no good.
Honestly, you cannot make this shit up. Read the whole piece. It’s astounding and it’s deranged. A page long, barely veiled invitation for Shriver to stick it out with her abuser, and, any sane person knows, endure more abuse.
One can’t quite imagine this man giving Schwarzenegger the same advice if Shriver had waltzed in after a decade and announced – Hon, ya know our son little Billy, he’s not yours. I got some strange from the gardener in 1999. But deep down you knew that, so it’s not a deal breaker, right?
Does Dr. Ablow know his article seethes with blame the victim smugness? Probably not. He’s co-written a book with Glenn Beck so one can intuite that he’s benefited from the affirmative action program called The Peter Principle, and that he’s a psychodrama disaster zone, like his co-author. His advice to Shriver is just this side of “I know he hits you but it’s your job as a woman to take it.”
The capper is Ablow’s claim that Arnold is “weak” right now. As if this assumption is cause for Shriver to jump back in the marriage and for us to feel bad for him. Well, ya know what, I feel awful for Maria Shriver not the alleged man she married. Yet, another woman of means and brains has been heaved aside by her callous, much dumber husband. I want to see one of these political wives go after her husband hammer and tongs. Badly.
And it’s also as if the doctor thinks being caught caused the weakness. Doc, FYI, Arnold was “weak” when he philandered. He was weak when he lied. He was weak when he allowed his family to live a lie for a decade. As far as anyone can tell he’s never not been weak, which explains quite a lot if you think about it.
No, Dr. Ablow, marriage vows are not an excuse to degrade one of the parties in the marriage. There are, in fact, deal breakers. Ms. Shriver quite rightfully ought to take care of herself and her kids now and let her creepy husband wander into the abyss. And you, sir, ought to shut your pie hole.
Uppity Note: You know, I tend to agree that Maria should “embrace Arnold as never before”. In the middle of the night. With an ice pick. How’s that “Dr.” Ablowhard?