Monday, March 10, 2008

Why is it Always That Guy?

With the late political news breaking today about Elliot Spitzer's involvement in a prostitution ring, I return to a question that I seem to ask myself every few months...Why is it always that guy? Why is it the guy who combated prostitution that gets caught with a hooker? Why is it the guy who preaches moral family values that is caught doing something so remarkably deviant? Why is the guy who decries the 'homosexual lifestyle' that gets caught trying to pick up a guy in the airport men's room? This is one of the reasons people don't trust politicians. It's not that someone makes a mistake and does something wrong that's human, it's that they condemn others for the very actions they themselves end up taking. It's the height of hypocrisy, which drives voters to distraction.

As a side note to these guys who commit these acts: look at your wife you jackass. These guys that come to the microphone to give an apology often look unmoved sometimes indignant. However, their wives look like they're going through hell. I'm all for keeping personal lives out of the public arena, but there's a reality to what the media covers. If you're a public figure have enough class and self-restraint to not humiliate your wife in public. These wives often show loyalty by standing by their spouse, it's too bad their husbands couldn't return the favor.

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