Tuesday, July 09, 2013
What does it say about disgraced politicians that they choose to run for office again? That they have nothing else they can do? This is the case with two New York pols who exited office because of sexual peccadillos. One is a former congressman and the other a former governor. Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer are apparently trying to prove that voters will forget and forgive. Maybe so, but to those who watch politicians, it presents a curious PR situation. "Don't remember that man from the past. I'm different now." My guess is that both men are remaining mum about their previous exploits to help voters pull a curtain over the past. Do they deserve a second chance? Only voters can decide that, but should they succeed, they will prove that there can be a statute of limitations on reprehensible behavior.