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What We Can Learn From “Boys Being Boys”

The article that I'm reviewing is about Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and their personal lives and how they affect their campaigns. To start out, I feel that each one is conscience of what they did and how it affects them today. It is said in the article that these previous offenses are brought because of certain reasons. These reasons are, because we like hearing about bad things happening to people. This is something I don't personally like since it doesn't apply to me, but I can see why it would be considered in this case. Second, society get a slightly perverse enjoyment from hearing about our public officials falling from the public’s good eye. I also don't agree with this statement since it doesn't apply to me and I don't like assuming this about people, even though it happens all the time. Third, as opposed to the previous two statements, we as a society want to see these individuals be brought to justice and not have the public media turn a blind eye towards people so high in power that it seems ok for them to do something like this. I feel that in campaigns, a person's personal life shouldn't be brought into question unless it specifically pertains to whatever topic is being talked about. I also believe these people can be put into office and still do a good job as the official that they are. The same thing was done to Bill Clinton, but it seems that even with the scandal that happened, things still turned out fine for the country as a WHOLE.

 


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