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June 12, 2011

Weiner’s Tomfoolery is Worse Than Clinton’s

Filed under: Melissa Denton Posts — Melissa Denton @ 4:38 pm

Why do I still defend Bill Clinton’s presidential performance while saying that I would not elect Representative Weiner as a dog catcher? While it is true that I am a huge fan of Bill Clinton’s work and never heard of Anthony Weiner until the recent scandal erupted, my opinion on this issue has nothing to do with political philosophies.

I am disgusted by both men being unfaithful to their wives and sincerely pray that my immediate family will be immune from such horrid events. Both men lied when they were caught. Both should have known better and should have been smart enough to at least not get caught by the public and their political enemies. So what is the difference?

Representative Weiner was so foolish and lacked fundamental judgement to such an extreme degree that he was sending pictures of his underwear clad erection to a stranger and he was stupid enough to do it publicly. By his own admission, he has been similarly corresponding with a number of other women whom he does not know. How can I trust a congressman to make good decisions on laws when he does not have the judgement or self control to practice his sexual perversions in a more discrete manner? Such foolishness disqualifies one for public office.

How is William Jefferson Clinton’s case different? Though it is entirely reprehensible for him to have sexual congress outside of his marriage, his choice of partner and mode of sinning was intended to be very discrete. No one has made a case that the woman with whom he dallied was a stranger or someone he should know would betray his confidence. He did not use public modes of communication to carry out his peccadillo. His was a much more old fashioned foolishness which did not reflect such an idiotic measure of recklessness. While anyone having an affair risks blackmail and disclosure, we would have very few persons in positions of power throughout history if we used some means of efficiently eliminating all leaders who strayed from marriage vows.

I don’t hire professionals based upon being without human flaws and I don’t vote only for perfect people. I do, however, vigorously avoid relying on people in positions of great power when they don’t make at least reasonable efforts to be discrete about their vices. When a political official has so little self control or so little judgement that they advertise on Craigslist with pictures of their naked torso or when they send tumescent underwear photos to strangers by public tweet, they are unfit for office.

When we search for the right lawyer for a client at Advantage Denton, these same principles come into play. We don’t expect lawyers to be perfect human beings. We don’t expect them to be free from all controversy. We do look closely to see if they handle pressure with grace, if they are at least aware of the public impression they make and if they have the critical skills and background to help you when you hire us to find the right lawyer. Have us find the right lawyer for you.

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