A Pox on All Their Houses

So it is shocking news that the governor of New York had been buying the services of high-class hookers? Probably the real news is the fuss that the whole of the US is making about this incident. Politician Visits Prostitute should be about as newsworthy as Dog Bites Man. Pope Visits Prostitute might just be worthy of the front page. One of the first lessons any cub reporter learns covering politics anywhere on the globe is that politicians want to be loved. They want to be loved in general, as one old political reporter once said, and they want to be loved in particular. That’s why they become politicians.

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