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Why do men, and they are men, keep running for office after getting jammed in sex scandals?

07/09/2013 6:15 PM

07/09/2013 6:16 PM

Here’s a question:

Why do they do it?

Why do politicians — namely Eliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner — run again for public office after such humiliating public disgraces?

Politico looked at this question

. Here’s the money graf from that story:

“It is the latest (arguably quite redundant) evidence of a more fundamental truth about politics: The instinct that leads many people obsessively to pursue public approval and power through winning elections is closely linked to the instinct that leads many of these same people (and let’s face it, they are all men) to sexual excess and disaster.”

Let’s all say it together: “Amen.”


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