Why sex-scarred pols keep coming back...

Why sex-scarred pols keep coming back for more

There are 41 comments on the Politico story from Jul 9, 2013, titled Why sex-scarred pols keep coming back for more. In it, Politico reports that:

Another week and there goes another fallen officeholder trying to claw his way back from tabloid purgatory - another chance for some people to marvel about the power of forgiveness and redemption, and other people to marvel about the power of egomania and pure chutzpah.

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chisholm

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 9, 2013
mabybe cause there's no reason to disqualify 'em in the first place?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Jul 9, 2013
Because they couldn't make it in the real world where the word accountability reigns.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#3 Jul 9, 2013
That's easy. Used card dealers & politicians always take the last two spots on any poll of "least trusted" professions. What else are these weirdos going to do, sell used cars?

Plus they've been fooling the public for years by running a huge scam (especially Dems, who buy votes using our tax dollars). Why should the believe the public is any smarter after they've been (ahem) "exposed"?

As Mark Twain said: "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress." All we need to do is add to that after 'figures': "and emailed pictures of their junk".
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 9, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
Because they couldn't make it in the real world where the word accountability reigns.
right, elliot spitzer couldn't make in the real world...lol
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 9, 2013
web of truths wrote:
That's easy. Used card dealers & politicians always take the last two spots on any poll of "least trusted" professions. What else are these weirdos going to do, sell used cars?
Plus they've been fooling the public for years by running a huge scam (especially Dems, who buy votes using our tax dollars). Why should the believe the public is any smarter after they've been (ahem) "exposed"?
As Mark Twain said: "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress." All we need to do is add to that after 'figures': "and emailed pictures of their junk".
republicans buy votes by using your tax dollars too, you just ignore it because they buy the votes and support of rich people and corporations..

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Jul 9, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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right, elliot spitzer couldn't make in the real world...lol
Maybe, but then you got the prime example of one scoop or two Obama that has never had a real job outside government money sources.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#7 Jul 9, 2013
These guys have as much of a chance at winning an election as Jerry Springer has for attracting a crowd!!!

Oh, come to think of it, Springer ALWAYS seems to attract very emotionally passionate crowds ...

'who's your daddy?,'he cheated on me' and any other sex driven topic.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#9 Jul 9, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
These guys have as much of a chance at winning an election as Jerry Springer has for attracting a crowd!!!
Oh, come to think of it, Springer ALWAYS seems to attract very emotionally passionate crowds ...
'who's your daddy?,'he cheated on me' and any other sex driven topic.
You mean like Sanford? he won his election.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#10 Jul 9, 2013
The reason why these people always come come back for more is because we the people allow it.

It shows the perfect example of where our society is. The lack of moral grounds, the lack of virtue, and the lack of humanity. Our society's standards are diminished to the point they are non existent.

Morality and Virtue are tied to our humanity. For if we as a society lose aspects of our morality and virtue we thus lose our humanity.
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#11 Jul 9, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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republicans buy votes by using your tax dollars too, you just ignore it because they buy the votes and support of rich people and corporations..
True in some cases. However, smaller government and less taxes means less money stolen from the public to buy votes, support of the rich and corporations. I'll take the lesser thieves over the really big ones.

There's no doubt that both parties have been spending us into bankruptcy for years. But voting for the worst offenders with the craziest spending delusions is foolish. The Democrats have already spent your grandkid's money. Vote for them and they'll spend the grandkid's grandkid's money too! They don't even pretend they'll do otherwise.

At least the Republicans acknowledge our spending has gone insane.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#12 Jul 9, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
The reason why these people always come come back for more is because we the people allow it.
It shows the perfect example of where our society is. The lack of moral grounds, the lack of virtue, and the lack of humanity. Our society's standards are diminished to the point they are non existent.
Morality and Virtue are tied to our humanity. For if we as a society lose aspects of our morality and virtue we thus lose our humanity.
Do people in the private sector generally lose their jobs when they have an extramarital affair?

do you think they should?
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#13 Jul 9, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Do people in the private sector generally lose their jobs when they have an extramarital affair?
do you think they should?
No. But if they send photos of their penis around, that shows a pretty awful lack of judgment and common sense.

Besides, they are NOT private employees. They are in positions of public trust. They need to be held to a higher standard. If they demonstrate they cannot be trusted, they can go seek employment where trust is not so much of a problem... like used car dealer or three-card Monty con-artist.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 9, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe, but then you got the prime example of one scoop or two Obama that has never had a real job outside government money sources.
which sex scandal was Obama involved in, again? you're dead wrong about his employment in any case.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#15 Jul 9, 2013
web of truths wrote:
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No. But if they send photos of their penis around, that shows a pretty awful lack of judgment and common sense.
Besides, they are NOT private employees. They are in positions of public trust. They need to be held to a higher standard. If they demonstrate they cannot be trusted, they can go seek employment where trust is not so much of a problem... like used car dealer or three-card Monty con-artist.
so the CFO of your private company shouldn't be trusted? wow, you are ripe to be fleeced.

probably why you just toss out media soundbytes like they are truths...

wanna cracker?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#16 Jul 9, 2013
web of truths wrote:
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True in some cases. However, smaller government and less taxes means less money stolen from the public to buy votes, support of the rich and corporations. I'll take the lesser thieves over the really big ones.
There's no doubt that both parties have been spending us into bankruptcy for years. But voting for the worst offenders with the craziest spending delusions is foolish. The Democrats have already spent your grandkid's money. Vote for them and they'll spend the grandkid's grandkid's money too! They don't even pretend they'll do otherwise.
At least the Republicans acknowledge our spending has gone insane.
kTax dollars are stolen and then used to buy votes? how does that work?

you are just chock full of soundbytes that make no sense and you do not understand...

in fact, is is fools like you that vote on TV commercials that are selling away elections. do try harder to be informed, it is your civic duty and you are failing at it.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#17 Jul 9, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like Sanford? he won his election.
Yep <LOL>

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#18 Jul 9, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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Yep <LOL>
but I thought you said they had no chance at winning their election?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#19 Jul 9, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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which sex scandal was Obama involved in, again? you're dead wrong about his employment in any case.
Sex scandal, well you can pick between Vera Baker with a baby living now in Martinique or you can choose Larry Sinclair that said he and Obama had a game of hide the wennie in a Limo.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Pennington, NJ

#20 Jul 9, 2013
I once worked for a politician who had quite the reputation as a ladies man. One day he asked an attractive clerk to drive him to a political meeting and the next day she was promoted to deputy director of a department despite a total lack of qualifications. We called her the 'suckcess story!'

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#21 Jul 9, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Sex scandal, well you can pick between Vera Baker with a baby living now in Martinique or you can choose Larry Sinclair that said he and Obama had a game of hide the wennie in a Limo.
innuendo is now scandal?
so when all those people talk about Le Jimbo sucking off Larry Craig in a bathroom stall that is proven fact?

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