Politics and Infidelity – the conjoined factor

October 16, 2016

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Politics and Infidelity – The conjoined factor

By Padmini Arhant

Infidelity is the norm since politics emergence and continues until today with plain hypocrisy.

The chronicle on infidelity among members in politics on all sides goes back as early as 18th century.

However, the recent episodes deserve attention considering the hype and melodrama in contemporary politics.

Starting with elite and privileged club members rendezvous in Bohemian Grove, 65 miles north of San Francisco, California, USA is an annual event in July. The lewd activities promoting voyeurism, philander and pedophilia is accompanied by bizarre rituals burning human and child effigy forbid public focus.

In March 2008, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer steps down after sex scandal. Governor Eliot Spitzer, the democrat and Super delegate in the party resigned after exposure in prostitution scandal. The news reports coverage highlighted that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized an elite escort service run by Emperors Club VIP.

Eliot Spitzer subsequently hired by CNN as television host that included issues linked to character and chastity.

The successor David Paterson as the Governor of New York admits infidelity after being sworn in to replace scandal scarred Eliot Spitzer. The newly appointed Governor David Paterson’s spouse Michelle Paterson adultery also comes to light at the same time.

Former President Bill Clinton sex scandals long been referenced serving as a reminder on politics and infidelity the conjoined factor until now in present Presidential election.

The former Presidential contender democrat Jessie Jackson also referred to as reverend having come to the aid of fellow democrat President Bill Clinton during the scandalous moment could not escape spotlight on own extramarital arrangement.

The democrat Presidential candidate Gary Hart in 1987 ended his campaign upon disclosure on infidelity over a period of time.

Similarly, the ex- Presidential candidate democrat Senator John Edwards dropped out of 2008 Presidential race following news on his ongoing affair unfolding in the middle of the campaign.

Massachusetts Senator and ex- Presidential Candidate Ted Kennedy fiercely contested Presidential nomination in the democratic primary.  

As per the revelations via news reports then – “Ted Kennedy’s career never recovered from the disgrace of the accident at Chappaquiddick in 1969, when his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne died after the senator drove his car off a bridge and left her to drown as he swam free. Rather than making any attempt to save the young woman he went back to his hotel room to consult advisers before the case was reported in the morning. Kennedy escaped with only minor charges.”

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Republican) infidelity shattered the glass house despite Christian coalition and religious veneer with the republican invited on major news network as authority on morality.

The Republican Senator Larry Craig in 2009 acknowledged inappropriate behavior.

According to the reports then –  “The Republican senator for Idaho pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being caught at an airport toilet. A policeman at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport arrested the politician after he used a signal under a cubicle door to suggest sexual conduct.”

Yet another Republican member in Congress Mark Foley attracted attention for apparent text and instant messages to male teens with sexual innuendoes during the term in Congress.

Arizona Senator John McCain launched Presidential campaign in 2008 and became the Republican Presidential nominee on the platform as decorated war veteran and POW in Vietnam. Nonetheless, the Senator’s involvement characterized as adulterous with disloyalty to spouse in long term marriage could not be concealed although the Senator continued the Presidential bid until election day.

California ex-Governor and Hollywood fame Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican)  confession to love child cautiously sidelined from media chat and discussion.

The democrat Presidential candidate and then Senator Barack Obama was associated with alleged alliances during the successful 2008 campaign.

Last but not the least, the shooting incident at the White House door step on October 3rd, 2013, related to young black mother Miriam Carey (age – 34 years) with a toddler son witness to his mother being shot from behind five times in her car by White House Secret Service concluded as a tragedy much to the NAACP and Congressional Black Caucus silence. Not to mention muted response from Black lives matter.

Politics duplicity persists in the face of denials and denigrations for the sole purpose of maintaining status quo – i.e. distraction from real issues and serious violations by members in political class selectively exempt from scrutiny.

The targets in the game are fidelity and integrity not welcome in service to the citizens and nation at large.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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