Where there's a great risk, the level of excitement and thrill is heightened and there's an effort to push the envelope further and further. The greater the risk the greater the thrill.
What are we to make of these powerful men behaving badly? Are there lessons we can learn from them? I would suggest the answer is "yes."
Recent events create an awareness that too little guidance has been given politicians on the proper way to deal with problems that arise when the non-politically ambitious partner in an illicit affair.
What if the presumed sex difference in infidelity isn't as set-in-stone as we assume it is? What if power does predict unfaithfulness, but no more so for men than women?
Should Anthony Weiner Resign for Lying?: If So, Lots More Congressmen Should Go for Their Lies and Deeds
The main thing I draw from the Anthony Weiner incident is that the greater shame is in our puerile culture and how the media feeds the frenzy. On its own face their actions are ludicrous and the well-paid media honchos should be equally ashamed.