What is it about government officials, clerics and other "important" people that make them think they won't be caught when they do something wrong? Do they really believe that when they hold others to a higher moral standard, talk the talk of someone who lives by and practicies high moral standards and criticizes those who don't meet those high moral standards they outline and then go and do the opposite, that NO ONE WILL NOTICE? I realize no one is perfect and in the "real world" of the general society, people mess up all the time, make stupid mistakes or in some cases, just don't care enough about others to care what their own actions inflict on others. But come on, you are in the national spotlight preaching standards that you can't/won't even adhere to yourself and all you have to say about that is you regret the pain it's causing your family? Well, I would hope so. However, I beg to differ with that statement. I think what you regret is that you were caught and now you look like a hypocritical ASS. You knew it would cause your family pain, IF YOU WERE CAUGHT, and you did it anyway, expecting NOT TO BE CAUGHT. If you really did not want to cause your family pain, you would have chosen differently. What is it that makes these people think they can get away with things like this - wide stances in the toilet, affairs, theft, and more. Is it their egos, do they really believe they are untouchable or are they just plain stupid and think everyone believes they are a high quality person because they say they are and because they require the rest of society to follow the rules as he/she has outlined and therefore, they must be following those same rules?
In most cases, I wish the spotlight would stay out of our political and other "important" people's bedrooms. What goes on within your marriage is really none of my concern if you are doing your job and serving in the best interest of the position you were given or earned. Hell, you may even have some weird arrangment in your marriage that allows for extracurricular activity and I DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT! However, I have always said the exception to this is when those "outside" relationships break the law, as E. Spitzer did when he paid a hooker to cross state lines. Slap it to him for that, but leave me out of how he deals with this with his wife and daughters. And by all means, DON'T ACT LIKE YOUR SURPRISED BECAUSE YOU GOT CAUGHT! They always do.