Do Unfaithful Partners Make Untrustworthy Politicians?

18 Mar


NY’s latest governor David Paterson, who is legally blind and the state’s first African American governor.

Eliot Spitzer’s out; David Paterson is in. And what does New York’s new governor do only a few hours after taking office? Admits that he has had an affair! (Full story.)

It’s OK though because he and his wife were reportedly going through a “rough spot” in their marriage and sought comfort in the arms of others. Fortunately for Paterson, his affair was the old-fashioned kind of unfaithfulness–he slept with the same woman (not his wife) from 1999-2001. Ironically, 1999 is also the year I found out my dad was having an affair–must’ve been a good year for infidelity.

Anyway, Paterson and wife reconciled their marriage through counseling and now everything’s just fine (at least until the next scandal).

I’m am truly glad that the Patersons worked out their marital problems are going strong. But what is it that having “rough times” in a marriage seems to be a “Get Out of Marriage” free card for some? I’m not married, but I know lots of people who are and it seems that every marriage goes through hard times. That’s the nature of any relationships–sometimes you love ’em and sometimes you can’t stand the sight of ’em. Doesn’t standing before an altar and swearing an oath before God mean anything?

The real question is this–if politicians can’t be faithful to an oath of marriage, how can we expect them to uphold the oath of office?

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No Responses to “Do Unfaithful Partners Make Untrustworthy Politicians?”

  1. Myalou March 18, 2008 at 10:17 PM #

    AMEM, SISTER!!!!!

  2. Myalou March 18, 2008 at 10:17 PM #

    AMEM, SISTER!!!!!

  3. mike golch March 19, 2008 at 8:58 PM #

    Amy,I’m with you 1,000%. this being said there are some train wrecks that do end in divorse.My first marriage failed and she was the one who ended our marriage in court,I just did not want to fight any more and since not haveing children was one of the sticking points I just gave up and let her have her way and I’m glad that I did.When I moved back to Ohio I found a great person ,eith whom I will be spending the rest of my life with.We just Celebrated our 28 th wedding anaversary together on 03/01/08.I took my vows seriously than as I did in my first marriage.

  4. mike golch March 19, 2008 at 8:58 PM #

    Amy,I’m with you 1,000%. this being said there are some train wrecks that do end in divorse.My first marriage failed and she was the one who ended our marriage in court,I just did not want to fight any more and since not haveing children was one of the sticking points I just gave up and let her have her way and I’m glad that I did.When I moved back to Ohio I found a great person ,eith whom I will be spending the rest of my life with.We just Celebrated our 28 th wedding anaversary together on 03/01/08.I took my vows seriously than as I did in my first marriage.

  5. mike golch March 19, 2008 at 9:01 PM #

    I should say the we have had a few bumps in the road,never any afairs,nothing that serious we just faught sometimes about the sillist thing but we just believe in the vows we took and the MEANS being FAITHFUL NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING WRONG! This is my take on marriage and there needs to be more people willing to take that trip on the road of marriage.

  6. mike golch March 19, 2008 at 9:01 PM #

    I should say the we have had a few bumps in the road,never any afairs,nothing that serious we just faught sometimes about the sillist thing but we just believe in the vows we took and the MEANS being FAITHFUL NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING WRONG! This is my take on marriage and there needs to be more people willing to take that trip on the road of marriage.

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