Why do politicians think they're smarter than us?
It's amazing how, in this day and age, so many elected officials think they can take a particular stand on an issue, and then conduct their private lives in the complete opposite way, and still believe they won't get caught.
Today's lesson is brought to you by Rep. Christopher Lee (R-NY). Rep. Lee is an anti-choice, anti-gay Republican from Western New York, who voted against the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
And today, the married Rep. Lee was exposed by the web site Gawker for sending shirtless photos of himself to women on Craigslist. (In the Craigslist "Women Seeking Men" forum, Lee goes by his real name and describes himself as a "divorced lobbyist.")
When first confronted with the photographic evidence, Lee's camp claimed his account was hacked. But later this afternoon, Lee resigned his seat in Congress.
I have no sympathy for Rep. Lee, or any elected official who believes they are free to discriminate against people under the infamous "sanctity of marriage" cloak yet they can run around on their spouses. It's no wonder people have such a low opinion of politicians. How many times do people have to be exposed as hypocrites before they realize the "do as I say, don't do as I do" path isn't the right one to follow?
Oh, and for you would-be philanderers: putting your picture up on a public web site will only ensure you get caught. There's a long list of your fellow political colleagues who can attest to that.