In this country, we've seen enough political scandals to make Jenna Jameson look like a saint. From oral in the oval office to nude photos on Twitter, politicians have been making headlines for their marital problems, infidelity and momentary lapses in judgment. But, who's the worst offender who could benefit from a professional's services?
If there is not one in the news today, there will be soon. It may be a politician, an athlete, an actor, a minister, or a famous journalist. The occupation seems important only in the degree of interest the public has in the weaknesses of well-known people. If Sammy the diesel mechanic commits adultery, Tweets nude pictures of himself, or is caught with a prostitute, the scandal exists primarily with those who know him. When a sex scandal happens with someone considered a celebrity, it makes headlines on national TV, magazines, and newspapers.
We might think that modern politicians would shame the Founding Fathers with their infidelity, illegitimate children and poor personal decisions. Even some of the media of the 18th Century got in on the muckraking. Could Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Hamilton and John Jay have survived in our current toxic, partisan, schadenfreude-rife climate?