Again, as so often before, we must trot out the eternal question: What, what are these guys thinking?
Dunno, but here’s what they’re NOT thinking:
A. “You ’know, I’ve got a pretty good deal here–decent salary, lotsa perks, some power. . . why, reporters even listen when I talk. Why would I wanna mess this up?”
B. “Can I really trust the thong-snapping intern/long-time staffer/dog-torturing crony/classy hooker/brother-in-law/would-be Senate-seat buyer forever? What if these folks blackmail me or just get mad and decide to drop the dime?”
C. “What would my family/wife/children/parents/pastor/old friends think of me if I blackened my name in disgrace?”
D. “You know, this kind of behavior is just wrong.”