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How much is too much?Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 12:13 PM
The new governor of New York has acknowledge cheating on his wife from 1999-2001; she's admitted an an affair was well.
David Paterson takes over after predecessor Eliot Spitzer was seeing a "call girl," which I guess is the same as a high-class prostitute.
Bill Clinton cheated while president. Presidental contender John McCain left his first wife for the much younger model accompanying him on the campaign trail.
Would a debate between Hillary Clinton and McCain on marital fidelity be appropriate?
More to the point: How "clean" should one's personal life be to hold a major public office? Should past sins, as opposed to ongoing affairs (which, admittedly, the public may be unaware of), be held against a candidate?
It's unlikely any candidate is Mr. or Ms. Totally Clean. But how much is too much in terms of background?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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