Case in point: Nipplegate- what is the fallout 2 years later ?
Plamegate, Nipplegate, Whitewatergate, Lewinskygate, Whatevergate… it’s just stupid. It’s so prevalent that I half expect the historians to start referring to older scandals in this fashion. How about Teapotdomegate? Or maybe foreign scandals, like Profumogate? UN scandals? How about Oilforfoodgate? Maybe Kofiannangate? No.
How about we congratulate ourselves for our years of cleverness in referring to everything through the historical lens of Watergate and then just stop doing it? It’s trite, tired, and just plain nonsensical.