Another politician and another affair. We seem to see these every so often. I suppose it's understandable. They are human after all. And positions of power offer more opportunities for such things than, say, your average assembly line worker. Not that we seem to have a lot of those anymore.
I understand affairs. But there is something that bothers me about the inevitable explanations we get subjected to once they are revealed. It's always "it just happened", "we never intended to hurt anyone", blah, blah, blah.
What is the word that comes to mind when I hear these stories? Oh yeah, it's Bull! (to be polite, I have only provided half the actual word)
You see, sex does not happen by accident. Two people do not just happen to find themselves naked in a motel room somewhere. When one or both are married, more than circumstance is involved. There is planning that must be done. Intricate and complex planning. It is difficult enough for the average mundane husband or wife to engineer multiple tryst sessions without arousing suspicion, just imagine if you are a governor and you have a full staff doing legitimate day to day scheduling being done for you.
I mean a spouse might find a way to start an argument so he or she can storm out and get a few unexplained hours in which to "cool down" or "think things over." How do you do that as a governor? Obviously, you don't. There are no unexplained hours. You live in a fishbowl, for Pete's sake! Planning must be done and eventually the planning will fail. Which says that the politicians we vote in nowhere near as bright as their campaigns would have us believe.
Maybe it's a form of insanity. Maybe they are deluded in thinking no one will ever catch them. Your spouse may choose to refuse to believe the truth of the matter but the press?
Regardless of the logistics involved, there is another problem I have with these "it just happened" excuses. It doesn't just happen. Both must make a conscious decision to engage in these things. And then make the effort to act on those decisions.
C'mon folks, do you really think anyone wakes up next to someone, naked and drenched in sweat, and say "Wow! How did that happen?"
I don't think so.
Am I being too judgmental?
A Night Unremembered
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