Illicit affairs by politicians, and everyday people for that matter, are nothing new. But as information travels fast and furiously over new technology more and more people know the steamy and unfortunate details of political sex-lives.
US Mayors seem to be the latest perpetrators. Here's a breakdown recent mayoral sexy-time:
- 14,000 text messages sent from Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to his chief of staff showed that, contrary to Kilpatrick's sworn testimony in an ongoing police whistle-blower trial which cost the city $9 million, they were involved in a sexual affair. The mayor may face perjury charges.
- LA's married mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had an affair with a local Spanish language-TV anchor 20 years his junior. When news broke that Villarigosa was splitting from his longtime wife, guess who reported it on air? His mistress! The whole affair part of the story wasn't out yet.
- San Francisco's pretty mayor Gavin Newsom screwed around with his campaign manager’s wife. She subsequently entered rehab and, as required by Step Number 9, “made amends” by telling her husband about the affair. The campaign manager confronted the mayor at city hall and quit. Gavin quickly fessed up and apologized.
Which mayor gets your vote for the least forgivable affair?