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Moral outrage can't govern a nation.
Sometimes it can. This Government has bizarrely on some issues totally ignored public opinion but on many others been swayed by public opinion in ridiculous ways. I really don't understand the choices that have been made.
In this case, public outrage is leading to reform of our political system, it has put this firmly on the agenda and a key issue.
However this one has enraged people everywhere, including these constituencies.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
I don't believe Obama & half the Senate are having gay orgies.
Americans are such idealists!
In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
Sillyness aside, my point is that what constitutes a scandal differs from country to country. US politicians are not supposed to have extra-marital affairs, especially not of the non-heterosexual kind. From my cultural setting this is absurd, swedish politicians has affairs and divorce and remarry and such without it hardly getting headlines.
And precisely because of the undemocratic brittish party system, there is not a pressure on them to line their pockets for the next election in the same way as in the US. So when they are found with their hands deep down in the cookie-yar, in the middle of a financial crises, then this is the result.
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