Sick to my stomach. That's my initial reaction to the breaking story of Eliot Spitzer's admission that he has been involved with a prostitution ring.
What was he thinking? What is is that makes men in high profile political positions think they can get away with this kind of thing, even after Bill and Monica, even after Larry Craig's toe tapping, even after...well, you can fill in the blanks. There are too many dozens of names and sex scandals to recount here.
It is the rush of power that makes these guys think they are invincible? Testosterone run amok? Is the answer in the old joke about where men's brains are? And is there a correlation between amount of crusading for other people's morality a politician does and the likelihood that he will fall into illicit or immoral behavior patterns himself?
You tell me. This time I am completely speechless.