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Wumingren Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:03 PM
I worked intel for 20 years, and we had annual briefings about how to stay out of trouble by keeping your pants zipped. There is absolutely no excuse for any man or woman in power and under the public's trust to get caught in sexual peccadillos. Ditto financial problems. Ditto domestic issues. Ditto leaking secrets. Everyone from the lowliest of E-1s to the highest ranks in the military and the government knows better. People who think it shouldn't matter are people who are neither in power nor should be trusted with it.
The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...