80,000 bucks.. 5,000 a throw.. for the most trivial, transient and shallow of gratifications.. over the period of 18 months or so. This for a guy who, although in senior positions, was a public servant, may be pulling in $125 - $150K after tax a year.. ruinous, except that his wife is some type of Wall Street lawyer.
It has the same appearances as drug addiction, that taps the energy and resources utterly of the addict, who is helpless in fighting it. Despite repeated assertions that this will be the 'last time', he will be drawn back to it like a junkie. In this case it would seem to indicate a deep spiritual void, it has little to do with the sex, it was anything but satisfying.. this for a man hailed as defender of the little guy, bane of Wall Street slimeballs. It will leave deep scars, perhaps ending, his marriage to an attractive and classy wife and will confuse and damage his daughters. His political career of course is in ruins. Even as a private Harvard educated lawyer his reputation has been irreparably damaged.
It's really an American tragedy.
Last edited by coldstream; Mar 12th, 2008 at 01:14 PM..