I can't believe a powerful politician hired a hooker. I pray none of our trusted leaders have ever used cocaine or driven drunk.
And oh, the painful irony that he painted himself as a reformer. Gadzooks, he may be disingenuous, self-deceiving, self-deifying, or amorally in it for the power, or some combination of the above. Up to now, I thought politicians said what they meant and meant what they said. And what are the implications if his behavior is not limited to the political class? Is it possible that all people are capable of believing one thing and acting contrary to that belief in spite of it?
At the very least, we can count on NY's reputation for clean government and lawfulness being tarnished.
Rilke warned against sarcasm. I believe he said it was for the lazy. I agree, but I am tired.
On a different note, I wonder how many people's first reaction was: "at least he isn't a homo."