Spitzerian Alpha Pols Betray Their Ideals

Looks like I’m not the only one linking Clinton and Spitzer in the parade of Alpha-Male idiots.

One more thing needs to be said about such scandals. Candidates like Clinton, Spitzer and  a dozen more we could name come to the voters speaking of compassion, caring, ethics, being better than we are, taking care of the downtrodden, remembering our responsibilities to the larger community and the less fortunate. Quite often, they contrast what they will do with the heartless, cold indifference of those who put their own comfort and desires ahead of the common good.

In turn, the voters elect them to act on those admirable sentiments.

 So, given that power and responsibility,  what do they do? Knowing they live in a world full of enemies who live to discredit them and their policies, they wantonly risk their careers–and the power they have to fight injustice– for a few moments of illicit passion. This should be seen as what it is: an irresponsible betrayal of those, especially those with great needs, who entrusted them with office.

 And these ain’t randy 19-year olds who can claim the hormones just carried them away.


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