June 29, 2009
STEVE CHAPMAN: Why Adultery Is Political Suicide: Lessons from the Sanford affair. “Sex without marriage is OK. Sex in violation of marriage is not. Why not? Because adultery, unlike a frisky bachelor lifestyle, connotes a reckless dishonesty at odds with our basic notions of integrity. Because it shows a lack of respect for the most important commitment that most of us will ever make. Because it indicates that the adulterer will always place his selfish desires above those who depend on him.” Of course, that’s how politicians are in general.