To be clear, there are two camps of egotistical politicians who cheat so stupidly, and the two should not be conflated: those who value consent and those who treat women like sex toys they can grab at, with little regard for what the women in question feel on the subject. Men like Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich are cheating cads, but they, as far as we all know, draw the line at violence against women.
Agreed, he\’s never been convicted of rape but he\’s certainly been accused of it.
And we can answer this question for her as well:
But despite the craziness of this particular situation, the basic story of the adulterous politician has become commonplace. Is there any situation more confounding in politics than the exposure of adultery in the ranks of ambitious politicians? Once or twice, you expect a man (and they are mostly men) to screw up and get caught, but the endless parade of cheaters and cads defies common sense.
If you simply assume at the outset, as intelligent people will and common sense insists we should, that all politicians are cheaters and cads then you can eplain both how many of them get caught and the quality of the laws that they make.
After all, we wouldn\’t be so badly governed purely by chance now would we?