On June 7, 2011, I will be a guest on a top-rated Spanish language television show discussing politicians who lie and cheat (and only about the sexual kind – otherwise there would be too many) while being elected public officials. The man of the hour is NY Rep. (Democrat) Weiner whose escapades in Twitter-Facebook collided head-on with his political career – but it seems he will survive. Unlike the other NY Rep.(Republican ) to fall victim to his own egotistical sexual fantasies via Craigslist, Chris Lee, who resigned within hours of the breaking of the scandal, Weiner chose to deny and lie just like the man who officiated his wedding less than a year ago to Sen. Hillary Rodman Clinton’s aide Huma.
I don’t think a politician’s political affiliation (Democrat or Republican) makes any difference when it comes to these type of scandals but I do think that many of the politicians recently involved in these scandals have many things in common… a huge ego and a little brain.
Then we wonder “What were they thinking ?!?”… when it comes to our national deficit, raising the ceiling of the national debt, etc… well, in times like this it becomes abundantly clear that many of these politicians that are sitting in Washington, DC, are not thinking about their constituents’ needs but of their own.