June 24th, 2009
In light of recent news concerning the indiscretions of the Governor of South Carolina – among similar stories of infidelity relevant to our politicians, I must ask: What’s with our politicians? Can’t they ‘keep it in their pants’ while in office? I mean they are typically only in office for a few years - and they are married. And, mind you, I don’t really know if I am qualified to throw stones, but these politicians are not young people with out-of-control hormones. Nevertheless, so many of the politicians seem to be totally unable to control themselves (and the list is nearly endless, regardless if the percentage of the whole is small). Is the temptation too great to resist in that the wayward politicians choose to risk their political careers and the cohesion of their families as well? Is it the temptation that brings about these repeated situations or merely the politician’s dysfunctional ego? Should we care? Should this be of concern to us as the voters and taxpayers? Such behavior seems to be massively irresponsible and yet we (the people) elected the adolescent-like politicians to office. And again, the politicians of which I blog are married. If they choose not to honor their vows to their spouse, what other important vows might they disregard?