It would be interesting to see if the percentage of criminals in politics is any greater than in the rest of the world. I doubt it, but unfortunately our perception of who is engaging in criminal activity is heavily influenced by the stories in the press on these people. Honestly, what we know so far about this guy is that he hired a high class call girl a few times. But it's been headline news for the past 36 hrs straight. When was the last time you saw 36 hrs of news coverage for an honest hardworking politician?<br><br>
I'm in no way attempting to condone rotten behavior, even behavior that may have been legal, but not nice. From what I hear about this guy, he really is a maroon, and should never have become a politician because of his inability to develop relationships and alliances. His family deserved better treatment, but he also deserves forgiveness at some point....assuming he realizes how badly he screwed up and gets some help for his personality weaknesses.