Girlfriend, you're not supposed to say these things out loud! Roy Moore's wife Kayla thinks Trump "owes them a thank you" for diverting attention from the Russia probe. https://t.co/kG1pL07PA8
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) November 17, 2017
— Scott McGrew (@ScottMcGrew) November 17, 2017
It is not, so I’ve read, uncommon for men with socially-unsanctioned sexual urges, once they approach forty, to “settle down” with a wife… who may, or may not, be aware of her spouse’s proclivities. Of course the hormones are less urgent as one ages, but just as importantly, an older man has much more to lose if his undercover activities are exposed; his credentials, his career, his network of social contacts become more valuable than the young man’s fantasy of escaping to a fresh start and a new identity. Frequently such men — such couples — become dependent, even to a cult-like degree, upon a rigid religious or ethical text that will “protect” them from the vile temptations of our sinful world. Roy Moore seems to have been a “social Christian” before his marriage; his determination to drag the rest of us into his interpretation of “Bible-based law” came with his… maturity.
Did Kayla Kisor know about her prospective husband’s dubious habits, back in 1985? She was in the same class as the woman who Roy called out of trig class to ask on a date. And she was sufficiently aware of possible embarrassment that she claimed they met at Bible study — when in reality, Roy would say that he first noticed her when she was 17 and performing at a junior college dance recital.
But what she knows now, for certain sure, is that she’s put 32 years into a fruitful working relationship, and suddenly it’s all coming undone, because Godless liberals:
“He has never one time lifted a finger to me. He is the most gentle, most kind man that I have ever known in my life. He’s godly. He’s loving — and everybody in this community knows it,” Kayla Moore, 56, said, looking around at the people gathered that night. “These are our church members, these are our family, these are our friends, these are people that know him just like I do.”
Over the past week, as several women have come forward to publicly accuse Roy Moore, 70, of pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, Kayla Moore has become her husband’s most visible and aggressive defender. In addition to her defense on Monday night, she has used Facebook to question the credibility of her husband’s accusers, threaten lawsuits and spread information that sometimes turns out to be false…
Friends describe Kayla Moore as a deeply religious wife, mother and grandmother who has devoted her life to her family and gushes lovingly about her four children and five grandchildren. She served on the board of her husband’s Foundation for Moral Law, which he founded to promote Christian values, and then took over the nonprofit as president in January 2013, when Roy Moore was elected to a second term on the state Supreme Court.
For years, Moore has helped coordinate her husband’s political campaigns. In his race for the Senate this year, the two have traveled nearly everywhere together — with him often at the wheel as she navigates…
The FML also paid Kayla Moore “a total of $195,000 over three years through 2015″, on top of Roy’s “salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work.” (And of course when she’s right by his side, it’s that much easier to be sure ol’ Roy doesn’t let his eyes or his hands wander.)
… Upon learning that Washington Post reporters were contacting people she knows for this article, Moore on Wednesday posted one of the reporters’ personal cellphone numbers on her Facebook page, and a commenter posted a copy of that reporter’s résumé, which included her home address. Later in the day, Moore posted a link to the campaign website where people can now report any interaction they have with a reporter.
“In the past month our hometown, county, and state have been invaded by the Washington Post and liberal media,” Moore wrote. “We have had numerous reports of phone calls, cellphone calls, Messages, emails, even to the point of them showing up at peoples houses . . . It’s called a witch hunt. We are filing suit.”…
this is incredibly flattering to the thoroughness of the reporting at the Washington Post https://t.co/WfpOUCKaYX
— Matt Pearce ?? (@mattdpearce) November 17, 2017
As someone who’s been involved with the same guy for 40 years, I can understand Mrs. Moore’s quite genuine anger. Love and respect are important, but any relationship that long-standing is also going to involve some vulgar transactionalism as well, if only in the ‘two can live as cheaply as one’ sense. Win or lose — and there’s a lot to lose — this is almost certainly Roy’s last rodeo. Kayla, on the other hand, is too old to start over and too young for Social Security. Just when she should (finally!) be able to relax and enjoy the grandkids and her role among the ladies of her worship group, all this ugliness gets dragged up… and by people who aren’t even (the right kind of) Christians. I don’t sympathize, mind you — but I understand.