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GUEST,Wesley S BS: Politicians, sex and affairs (50) BS: Politicians, sex and affairs 08 Dec 11

Every few months or so we see another story about a politician caught in a sexual scandal who then drops out of a race or resigns in disgrace. And I'm beginning to wonder why. Why do we care where a politician is sticking his tally-whacker? As long as it's behind closed doors, on their own time and it's happening between two { or more } consenting adults of a proper age I can't see whether it's any of our business.

Don't misunderstand me. Affairs are wrong. But isn't it the business of the official and their spouse? Does it make someone unsuitable for public office? As long as it doesn't affect their job performance - who cares? People aren't asked to resign in most areas of the business world so why should we ask politicians to behave differently?

I think it was Robert Heinlein who said "Everyone lies about sex". I'm fine with that. So in my mind when a public official gets caught with their pants down I wonder why they don't just say "It's none of your business" when the reporters show up? I'm sure some folks will disagree with some of my views but there you have it.

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