25 November 2010




When your mother met your father, there were you. When you met school, there was education. When there is the problem, there is the solution and when the boy meets the girl, there is love. (Except when it is your ex-girl friend that broke up with you because you ditched her, normally you’ll get a big slap on the face. Don’t assume you’re going to get you’re happy ending :P .) Normally, this is the situation that we used to know. The normal cases that we’ve or we will encounter in our daily living in what we called life. We already used to it. But, what about with SEX and POLITICS? Hmmm a sound like two different things isn’t it? Normally, when we talk about the word SEX, some people will freak out and say “what the hell are you saying?” or maybe like this “ oh, poor child, you shouldn’t hear that word till you on the right age, WHEN YOU’RE FOURTY TWO” or even worst is “ what!! What do you say!! You should be afraid what you’re saying! For that, pray 25 times of aba ginoong maria and 50 times of Ama namin.” (I’m just exaggerating situations hehe) and we usually hear the word POLITICS when there is election. (Define election: A time for people to earn some money (you know from what), A time of promises (PROMISES = PURO MISS hehe) and a time for the people to exercise their right to elected some people that are qualified enough to govern them. (If the price is right hehe). But have you ever wondered how this two things go together side by side? No idea? Here some of the offspring of the union of this words. These are some politician has caught when their pants are down (literally).

Who can ever forget the classic LEWINSKY-CLINTON SCANDAL emerging from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a then 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial.

The scandal was hot delivered on January 17, 1998. Of course, as we know it, they try to denied it until one of the co-worker of Monica secretly recorded the telephone conversation of Lewinsky and Clinton ( as I mention on earlier) Luckily for him, his wife, Hillary Clinton stayed to his side throughout the impeachment trial of her husband.

Another classic is PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON AND HIS SLAVE SARAH HEMMINGS SCANDAL. Sarah “Sally” Hemings was a mixed race slave owned by the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. She was said to be the half-sister of Jefferson’s wife, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. Journalists and others alleged during and after Jefferson’s presidency that he may have fathered several children with Hemings after his wife’s death, but few historians credited the allegation. However, new analysis of the historical data, bolstered by 1998 DNA testing that indicated that a male in Jefferson’s line was the father of at least one of Sally Hemings’s children, led to a re-ignition of the debate.

Of course, like what other politicians will do, they president Jefferson had denied it. Actually, Jefferson never commented on this issue publicly.

In 1974, its WILBUR MILLS-FANNE FOXE SCANDAL” turns to be in the lime light. Fanne Foxe was a dancer best known for being involved in a 1974 sex scandal surrounding Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills, in what is reputed to be one of the most reported political sex scandals of the 1970s. She is in the Time Magazine list of Top 10 Mistresses, and on the Bloomberg list of top 10 U.S sex scandals. (Wow, what an achievement)

At 2 a.m. Oct. 9, 1974, Mills would see the beginning of the end of his political career. While driving home from a party with Foxe and two friends, Mills was pulled over with his headlights out in West Potomac Park. Police found Mills with his glasses broken and his face bleeding after he’d gotten into a scuffle with Foxe. In true dramatic fashion, Foxe burst from the car and threw herself in the Tidal Basin in the park. Police pulled her out and sent her to the hospital, where doctors called it an insincere suicide attempt. Despite the scandal, Mills won reelection the next month with 60% of the vote. But after continuing to appear with Foxe, and even holding a drunken press conference in her dressing room at one point, Mills lost the respect of his colleagues and his powerful chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee.

Just when we thought that we could learn from the past, from 2007 to 2008, two from republicans and one form democrats again, has bite the dust. In 2007, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose telephone number was disclosed by the so-called “D.C. Madam” accused of running a prostitution ring, says he is sorry for a “serious sin” and that he has already made peace with his wife. Mr. Vitter, a family man, confessed sin and promised to be better but the consequence of the gutsy move is he became the butt of ribald jokes here in Louisiana. 2007 was also the year of Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in a men’s room and a police officer testifies he was soliciting sex. As a result of the controversy surrounding his arrest, subsequent guilty plea, and pressure from his fellow Republicans, Senator Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, which was to become effective on September 30. After failing to withdraw his guilty plea, on October 4, Craig released a statement refusing to resign as senator for Idaho. And the last one is in 2008, when New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologizes and resigns after a report that he was involved in a prostitution ring. The Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal began on March 10, 2008, when The New York Times reported that Democratic New York Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service called Emperors Club VIP. This ultimately led him to announce his resignation as governor on March 12, effective March 17.

That’s a bunch of result when we combined the SEX with the POLITICS. What was the moral lesson? Don’t get caught hehe just joking. Seriously, in concerned with the facts that has been said, it is very indeed alarming that the case of sex political scandal was increasing and it is very sad to think that our leaders that promulgate the peace and order in our country and should be the role model has become the talk of the because of their wrong deed and the laughing butt of his countrymen. I’m not saying they should be perfect and become god on their own. Of course they’re also people capable of making mistake. What I’m just saying is that when you know your responsibility, do it well and when you know your mistake, take responsibility of it. I just hope that the next batch of our next leader will do well or even best.

“For the first time in history, sex is more dangerous than the cigarette afterward.” ~Jay Leno


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