It used to be that if you got caught in a scandal, you were booted from office, but recent events in New York and South Carolina suggest that guys getting caught with their pants down can rise again (no pun intended) like a phoenix from the ashes.
Now, there's old-fashioned adultery (and a hatful of stupid), like the South Carolina example, but in New York...well, just EEEW.
Eliot Spitzer pissed me off mostly because he was such a hypocrite. "I'll fight corruption! I'll bust prostitution rings! Oh, wait, I'll have sex with prostitutes at the same time!" Right.
Anthony Weiner...well, he at least made use of his name. But New Yorkers are poised to elect both of these guys to new positions (again, no pun intended.)
Can you imagine a mayor whose junk is on the internet because he saw fit to take pictures and send them around? Seriously? Maybe he should include it on a campaign mailer.
I'm just curious. Are New Yorkers less particular about their candidates? Less uptight than the rest of us?
There was a tiny scandal here last year when a group of Republican legislators visited a topless bar, resulting in the resignations of two of the legislators involved. Personally, I could care less where they visited in their off-time, but again, these guys paraded around as "pro-family values" conservatives, so it was the fakery that I think ticked people off. Or who knows? Maybe their districts really got their balls in an uproar because of the topless bar visit.
How about you? Does the hypocrisy, the sex(ting), or neither bother you? If either or both of these guys gets elected, it will make for an interesting civics lesson.