When I saw the news today that Anthony Weiner plans to resign, I immediately thought of the photo above. It was posted yesterday to my favorite new Tumblr blog, What Hillary Whispered, with the caption, "Have you thought about running for his seat?"
Republican Congressman Christopher Lee resigned from office yesterday after it was discovered he'd sent shirtless photos of himself to a woman looking for a date on Cragslist. Lee, who is married, also told the potential mate that he is single, a lobbyist, and 39 (he's actually 46 and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives).
The Lee debacle is just the latest in a long line of hypocritical scandals—events in which major public personalities have been caught red-handed engaged in the very same acts they’ve decried in the past. Lee was a family values Republican who constantly voted to uphold the “sanctity of marriage.” Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer went after prostitution rings while visiting prostitutes himself. It happens time and again. But why?