What does this six pack of bozos have in common?
Question: What do the following six pack of bozos, namely, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Mark Sanford, Jr., John Ensign, Silvio Barlosconi and Chris Lee, have in common? Answer: They are all middle aged to older public officials who have higher testosterone levels than IQ's.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn have made the news just this past week. Let's start with them and discuss the bozos one at a time.
Schwarzenegger, age 63, husband and father, a bodybuilder who became Mr. Universe at the age of 20, later as an actor became "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Terminator," and finally, became governor of California in 2003, has been married to Maria Schriver for 25 years and is worth $300 million. It has just been revealed that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff about 10 years ago. Now Arnold and Maria are in a "time of upheaval" and are separated. He didn't tell her about the child until just this year, after he had left the governor's office. Why did he tell now? We don't know but somebody must have blown the whistle.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, husband and father, is in a jail in New York as this article is being written, held without bond for assaulting a maid in an upscale Manhattan hotel. He came out of the shower without his towel and there she was. The struggle began. Strauss-Kahn is 62 years old, he is one of the world's most powerful bankers as head of the International Monetary Fund and was expected to be the next man elected as president of France. This international giant, a ladies man, has sometimes been known as "The Great Seducer." We won't see the end of this story for some time, but we have probably already seen the end of his career.
Mark Sanford, Jr., age 51, husband and father, a former Congressman, as Governor of South Carolina left town for five days awhile back and told his family and staff he was going for a hike on the Appalachian Trail. But he packed his alligator shoes instead of hiking boots, used state travel funds, and spent the time with a mistress in Argentina. Now he's ex-governor and Jenny Sanford's ex-husband.
John Ensign, age 52, husband and father, probably the most handsome of the bozos, resigned his position as U.S. Senator from Nevada after it was found out that he'd had an affair with a campaign worker, Cynthia Hampden, wife of a former legislative aide. The resignation came after it was revealed that Ensign's parents had given $96,000 to the Hamptons as "a gift" and the senator was facing a senate ethics hearing. He resigned on May 3rd.
Silvio Barosconi, age 74, Prime Minister of Italy, 18th richest man in the world, worth $9 billion, is facing charges in Italy for paying a minor for sex. He is alleged to have paid $9350 to a 17 year-old Moroccan night club dancer named Karima El Mahroug, who dances under the name of Rubacuon and for attempting to obstruct police inquiries into the affair. The matter has been called "Rubagate." The Prime Minister, who still thinks he's in his prime, was divorced by his wife in 2009 because of "his terrible weakness for younger girls."
And finally, Chris Lee, 46, husband and father, congressman from New York, was sending romantic e-mails to a 34 year-old single woman in Maryland he'd met on Craigslist. He took a picture of himself with a bare chest and muscles flexed and sent it to her representing himself as a 39 year-old divorced lobbyist. The picture was revealed to the world when she discovered who he was from his congressional website and that he had lied about his age, marital status and job. When discovered, he resigned his position immediately. He's the only one of the six who never got as far as the bedroom.
What's wrong with this picture? Did God make a mistake when he mixed the chemistry for man's sex drive and gave him a double dose? The earliest written history documents this problem millions of time over and history has kept repeating itself.
There are many morals to this story and some may seem to be so old fashioned as to be laughable. But here they are: an oath is an oath; your neighbor Joe may be able to fool around and never get caught, but if you're in politics, somebody is always watching and waiting to catch you -- and you will get caught. Even if you're the president.