Sunday, March 14, 2010
Climbing into a hot tub with a 15 year old, naked, drinking alcohol and paying her $150,000 for her silence, is not a mistake. It is poor judgment flavored with a huge dose of arrogance. At what point did he think that taking a 15 year old, who was his employee at the time, to a private location for some hot tubing and imbibing in the forbidden juice, was okay?
Our State Senator chooses the last day of legislator to confess his 'mistake' to which our State Legislators, at the end of his speech, gave him a standing ovation. You can see this on You Tube and I don't care what their excuse is, it makes you sick to watch these men and woman applaud a man who has just confessed his indiscretions with a 15 year old girl. The spin is that they were showing him support, my theory is, they were happy that the 15 year old was not a boy!
I am sad for his family and most of all his wife, who sat by his side as he gave the speech. I think more woman need to take the stand that Jenny Sanford took when her husband, Governor of South Carolina, did his dog and pony show. She chose not to be there.
When you choose to be a part of an ethics committee for a State and yell the loudest about alcohol and gays, do a mental inventory of your life and know that when you fall there will be many people to sneer and remind you of your pious previous self.