When are politicians going to learn that (a) lying in a digital age about digital stuff is a lose-lose situation and (b) to keep their trousers (virtual or analog) zipped?
“To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it. I’m deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife, and our family, my constituents, my friends, my supporters and my staff,” he said, claiming he’d posted the Twitter photo accidentally as a “joke” and then “panicked.” “I lied because I was ashamed at what I had done, and I didn’t want to get caught.” (CNN)
To be clear, I think this is a matter between U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife.
I am tired of America’s political landscape being populated with sexual voyeurs, which is what the chatter about this sounds like to me.
Power and sex — a topic as old as mankind’s history. (With emphasis on “man” because, at least in the western world, men have wielded power more often than women.)
- Sex and Politics: Are Powerful Men Really More Likely to Cheat? – TIME, April 28, 2011
- Sex, lies and the reckless choices of the powerful, Reuters, May 15, 2011
- Why do these kinds of scandals so rarely happen with female politicians?, The Atlantic, May 19, 2011
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