In the wake of the sex scandal surrounding New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, and the tens of thousands of dollars he's spent over the past few years on high-priced call girls from an elite prostitution service, one question is uppermost on everyone's mind:
Why would a politician like Spitzer jeopardize his marriage and his career by cheating on his wife?
Why Politicians Cheat
We could ask the same questions about other cheating politicians whose extramarital affairs were publicly exposed. Why indeed would politicians like President Bill Clinton, New Jersey Governor James McGreevey, Idaho Senator Larry Craig, Louisiana Senator David Vitter, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and all the others cheat on their mates?
There are almost as many reasons as there are politicians out there cheating. A few of these reasons are listed below
A Sense of Entitlement
Politicians and public figures feel a certain sense of entitlement. They often feel that they can do whatever they want with impunity, and that includes having extramarital affairs. Since they consider themselves to be above the law, they feel they are exempt from the rules that apply to the rest of society.
The Thrill of the Chase
Many cheaters actually thrive on all the excitement associated with having an affair. They get the kind of adrenaline rush from cheating on their mates that they’d get from participating in skydiving or other high risk sports. Cheating politicians are no different. They get a charge from the subterfuge – all the sneaking, lying scheming and other covert activities involved in keeping an extramarital affair hidden from public view.
Politicians and public figures also cheat for a variety of ego-embellishment reasons. Having an extramarital affair can bolster a cheating politician’s ego in two ways. It can boost a flagging ego, or it can feed the already inflated ego that many politicians have. They mentally congratulate themselves for being so clever, so cunning, so intellectually superior that they’ve outwitted everyone around them by hiding what they’re doing behind closed doors.
Viewing Infidelity as a Status Symbol
Many politicians and public figures view having a mistress or patronizing a high-priced call girl or prostitute as a status symbol, of some kind. To many rich and powerful men, or other men in high places, the ability to afford a call girl of a certain caliber is the ultimate mark of success.
The Excitement of Doing Something Forbidden
Just like ordinary men, some cheating politicians engage in infidelity or extramarital affairs solely for the excitement of getting away with doing something that’s forbidden. They revel in the thought that they’re smart enough to elude detection by pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.
The Knowledge that They Can Get Away With It
The main reason many politicians cheat on their wives and have extramarital affairs is because they are confident that they can get away with it. And countless numbers of them do. If they thought for one minute that they might get caught, most of them would never even take such a chance.
In Eliot Spitzer’s case, the man is a lawyer who was fully aware that what he was doing was against the law - moving money around to conceal the fact that it was being used to pay for the services of a high-priced prostitute, arranging transportation and accommodations in another state so he could cheat far from the sight of prying eyes. No one would knowingly break several laws unless he knew for sure that he could successfully pull it off without getting caught.
What Can the Wife of a Cheating Politician Do?
Is there anything the wife of a cheating politician can do to spot his infidelity before the whole world finds out about his extramarital affair? Yes! No matter how carefully a cheating politician tries to cover his tracks, there will ALWAYS be telltale signs. Knowing what to look for is the key. No cheater, regardless of how careful or how cunning he may be, can cover up every single sign of infidelity. But since most of the signs of infidelity are subtle, I can’t stress strongly enough that knowing what to look for is the key.
Learn How to Spot the Subtle Signs
Every politician’s wife should familiarize herself with the subtle signs of impending infidelity so she can stop a budding affair before it starts. She should also know how to spot infidelity already in progress before it gets out of hand or reaches the point of no return. Every politician’s wife should own a personal copy of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs. It covers practically every known sign of infidelity, including the subtle signs women usually overlook. The signs are conveniently grouped into 21 major categories, so the wife of any cheating politician can easily find the signs that apply to her marriage, her circumstances, or her mate.
If the wife of every cheating politician had a copy of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs in her personal library, more of these cheating politicians would get caught before their extramarital affairs were publicly exposed. And more political wives would be spared a lot of heartbreak and humiliation.
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About Ruth Houston:
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston, is the founder of InfidelityAdvice.com and the author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, which documents practically every known sign of infidelity.
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