The Truth that Maybe Politicians Wouldn’t Ever AdmitMay 18, 2011 Marina Y Sanchez Freelance Columnist
It’s been a stressful time for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal life lately.
Not only did his wife, Maria Shriver and him recently announced their separation after 25 years, the former California governor recently admitted that he indeed fathered a “love child” with a former staffer 10 years ago.
He isn’t the only politician or VIP that has had outside relations outside of their marriage even fathering children. Rev. Jesse Jackson admitted in 2001 that he had fathered an illegitimate 20 month old daughter. Jackson was married and had five children.
In 2009, Citigroup CEO Richard Parsons had his hands full, working to keep the financial giant afloat during the nation’s economic crisis. It turns out his private life wasn’t. In 2009, Citigroup CEO Richard Parsons had his hands full, working to keep the financial giant afloat during the nation’s economic crisis. It turns out his private life wasn’t any easier: The former Time Warner chairman and father of three grown children had recently fathered an out-of-wedlock child. Up until that time, he had an unblemished reputation.
At first, former Sen. John Edwards vehemently denied fathering former campaign videographer Rielle Hunter’s daughter. He even gave a statement claiming, “I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established.”
Well, the test was taken… and it didn’t lie. Edwards did, in fact, father Frances Quinn Hunter. Covering his tracks, Edwards apologized: “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me.”
Why are these leaders, that are supposed to hold such outstanding morals and family values, coming out as frauds?
The truth always comes out. It always does. It really doesn’t matter how much power you have or assistance in lying and to keep the truth covered. That power also works as negative because there are people out there that want to gain something out of it. They will exploit whatever they can for money or power.
Nevertheless, this would not be a problem if VIP’s would not just keep it in their pants, but actually believe the values they preach hold true. Instead, they let their money, power, social status go their head and feel they are without limit or power. They feel they can do whatever they want.
It’s the game we play when trusting in imperfect people. Even as we know this, we still need to continue to hold their accountable for their actions. I would never put anyone in office that professes in family values and putting our children first if they themselves do not do that.
I also feel it says a lot of a person who chooses not to cheat on their wives. I also feel those that do are weak and are grasping for a power that does not exist. Politicians need to realize more so that they are the voice of the people.
I sure as hell don’t want my voice to preach of deceit and scandal!