Robertson: McDonnell’s Wife Seduced Him to be Corrupt. Like Adam and Eve.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is a graduate of Pat Robertson’s Regent University and he is eagerly defending the guv now that he’s facing two years in prison for corruption. He’s comparing him to Adam, saying that just like Eve seduced him into sin, McDonnell’s greedy wife did the same to him. Because that’s not sexist or anything.

Televangelist Pat Robertson today put a new spin on former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s failed “throw the wife under the bus” defense strategy: comparing McDonnell to Adam. “The 700 Club” host explained that just as Eve seduced Adam into eating fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, likewise led the governor astray.

“He’s like Adam, you know, Eve was the one that got seduced by the snake but Adam ate the fruit and I think Bob McDonnell got seduced,” he said.

I find this strategy fascinating. McDonnell blamed his wife for the whole thing, a tactic that failed miserably during his trial. But what does that say about these men that they’re always blaming those tempting women for causing their downfall? That they’re weak-willed and easily manipulated. Even if this is true, and it almost certainly isn’t, it makes the men look worse than the women they’re using to deflect responsibility.

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  • grumpyoldfart

    The people close to Pat Robertson are eagerly awaiting the share-out when he finally dies.

    He thinks they respect his opinions – all they want is his cash.

  • John Pieret

    But what does that say about these men that they’re always blaming those tempting women for causing their downfall?

    C’mon, Ed! We all know that mens’ brains are in their dicks! That’s why women have to dress “modestly,” if not completely cover themselves up, because mens’ dicks are constantly screaming “rape her!” Once a woman agrees to have sex with a man, she can always lead him around by his dick. It’s biological, dontchaknow.

  • fmitchell

    Y’see, women have this hypnotic effect on men, much like gay sex. They’re so irresistible that they have both have to be forcefully, even violently suppressed. Otherwise the poor straight mens can’t help sinning … and God, having made those vile irresistible hellbeasts that way, will still send us poor straight mens to Hell, because He loves us so much. Unlike gays, though, the female hellbeasts have to stick around, otherwise straight mens couldn’t be fruitful and multiply, like God said in His infinite wisdom.

    Pardon me while I vomit.

  • raven

    Robertson: McDonnell’s Wife Seduced Him to be Corrupt. Like Adam and Eve.

    I like how xianity encourages people to take responsibility for their actions.

    It’s usually the fault of god, who is in charge and has planned your life out. Or satan and the demons.

    Sometimes it the fault of Adam or Eve, or both, the gays, or the commies. And, of course, these days, everything is Obama’s fault.*

    Xians are just meat puppets being operated by one supernatural or material agent or another.

    *Thanks Obama. For making gas $2.00/gallon and making the stock markets go up.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    George RR Martin has really lost the thread. Half of these characters should be dead by now. It is nice to finally see the head White Walker, though.

  • busterggi

    Clearly McDonnell’s snake was insufficient for controlling his wife.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Ah, the Party of Personal Responsibility strikes again.

    Personal responsibility means that every person is responsible except the one who did it.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    While we can credit this gem to Robertson’s incipient senility, he’s certainly not alone in this kind of thinking. I wonder if these people, especially the “Manly-Men” branch of Christianity and the MRAs, realize how utterly demeaning this is to men? They sound more like submissives than anything else: “I had to lick that shoe — my mistress ordered me to!” Then that makes me wonder if there isn’t a touch of wish-fulfillment going on.

    Patriarchy: Bad for women; bad for men.

  • moarscienceplz

    That mean ol’ Justice Department! Picking on a sitting Governor just for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of bribes! Sure, he made mistakes, but come on! What about forgiveness? After all, he’s not a black teenager that stole some cigars or got suspended from school, so why throw the book at him?

    Gaah! Does Robertson even listen to the words coming out of his own mouth?

  • shadow

    @9: moarscienceplz:

    Does Robertson even listen to the words coming out of his own mouth?

    My guess: No.