Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why Morality Is Important In Elected Officials

I'm on a rant, so if you are easily offended, you may want to run away.

I have seen a lot of the back and forth on the Weiner scandal. I honestly would have cared less if he was out cheating on his wife, but here is what the country needs to keep in mind.

When he was caught, he lied. Most people I have read online don't fault him for that. "He was trying to save his marriage," "He was embarrassed." Whatever.

Here is the important thing to keep in mind; he did something he was ashamed of and when he was caught, he lied and tried to get others to lie for him. He tried to cover it up.

So, lets say it wasn't a right wing blogger with an axe to grind who found out about him and confronted him. What if it was the Chinese, the Russians or some other enemy? For the love of Pete, what if it was some special interest group with an axe to grind?

Do you really think he wouldn't give them what they wanted to keep them quiet? Secrets? Votes? I mean for real, the dude claimed he couldn't identify his own junk in a photograph.

Folks, there is a logical reason our elected officials need to be held to a higher standard than we are. It's nto about him fooling around, it's about what he is willing to do to hide it.

And for Alan Colmes saying we should "...get rid of everyone who lies in Congress." I'm trying buddy; I watch my rep.


Justin said...

If we got rid of everybody who lies in Congress, there'd be nobody left.

Lillie said...

You are so right!

Pincher said...

I agree. They need to be held to not just the SAME standard as the rest of us, but a HIGHER standard. And they should get 3x the penalties for any wrongdoing, and 1/3 the reward.

THAT will help ensure that only the best and most civic-minded serve.