Bill Richardson, 64, a democratic presidential candidate in 2008, who ultimately endorsed Barak Obama for president, is being investigate by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
According to published reports, Richardson, who served as Energy Secretary in the Clinton Administration and an Ambassador to the United Nations, is being investigated that he arranged campaign supporters to pay off a woman who planned to say she had an extramarital affair with him prior to his run for president. Also being investigated, are possible campaign finance violations stemming from his failed 2008 presidential bid.
Sources familiar with the investigations have said several of Richardson’s close associate have been granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. The seated jury panel is one of several juries in recent years to examine aspects of Richardson’s administration and campaigns.
My thoughts on this: Why do men in power allow themselves to be tarnished by extra marital dalliances thus ruining an otherwise stellar career in public service (i.e., John Edwards, Jesse Jackson)? Do these men actually think what is done in the dark will not come back to hunt them? Why do they feel the need to philander their family jewels? Are women so attracted to power that they give into it?
My conclusion: arrogance and stupidity on both sides.
Where are a few good men and women?