It keeps happening. Every few months another politician gets caught having inappropriate relations of some sort. Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Elliot Spitzer, Larry Craig, and now Anthony Weiner. It is as if they believe they can have both a high profile political career while also retaining a high level of privacy.
Gingrich committed adultery and left his former wife for his current wife. Clinton had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky while President of the United States then lied about it to his wife, officials part of the possibly illegal investigation that was seeking information about an unrelated legal matter, and to the public. Spitzer, a very highly regarded federal prosecutor who had moved on to other political endeavors was caught with a high-end prostitute. Larry Craig was busted soliciting what he thought to be a gay male prostitute. Anthony Weiner sent a text as well as tweet of his front end to a young woman he was flirting with. He then decided to lie about it publicly for over a week, then subsequently recanted, stating that he did actually send the messages rather than someone having hacked his account.
What I am am wondering is why politicians, high profile members of government, seem to believe no one will find out about these types of relationships. They must be aware of the American public’s unhealthy fascination with sexually deviant behavior. They must have seen the instances of indiscretion I have mentioned here.
So why do they keep doing it?