Perhaps it can be said that one must be narcissistic to be a politician. And family values is not simply a “Republican” mantra, nor do the Republicans have a market on hypocrisy.
Looking down memory lane…….
Lucy Mercer was with Franklin Roosevelt when he died in Warm Springs, GA (Little White House).
Mary Jo Kopechne lost her life in the waters off Chappaquidick, MA while Sen. Ted Kennedy swam to safety, and waited until morning to mention his accident, four decades ago this summer!
It cost the American public $40 Million dollars for Ken Starr to tell us about Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton and the “Blue Dress”
While on Bill Clinton, there was Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones too!
Then you have the stories of the Kennedy brothers sharing Marilyn Monroe.
We have our present POTUS linked to Larry Sinclair, Reggie Love, and Nick Colvin.
Sen. John Edward’s had a love child even as his wife battles breast cancer again.
Dwight Eisenhower’s driver/mistress was Kay Summersby.
Who can forget Gov. McGreevy and his boy toy, or Barney Frank’s boyfriend operating a brothel from his apartment.
Our greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, had a longtime romantic relationship with his friend Joshua Speed, and when Mrs. Lincoln was out of the White House, he “shared” his bed with Captain David Derickson.
Should the private lives of our leaders be just that, private? Yes. However, when their private lives reflect cracks in their character, that is where there might be the need for the public to know of the character concerns. Each of these men have professed their belief in family values, and each show that they lacked the moral character to adhere to those values. Each showed that they are addicted to the power they have achieved, and with that addiction to power, they believe that the character issues no longer apply to them. It is not a Republican thing or a Democrat thing— it all lies in the drug of power!