Would you survive a scandal?
Not sure? US politicians know what to do. Watch Richard L. Berke of The New York Times talk about what happened to Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, Newt Gingrich and others:
The video speaks for itself and is entertainment for those of you who are on holidays. For almost 30 years Richard has observed how different US politicians managed to handle scandals and get back in the saddle again.
Is it really as simple as just being visible and pretend it never happened? Bill Clinton got re-elected by doing so. Will Eliot Spitzer also manage to get re-elected?
After watching the video do you think you could survive a scandal? If so, how would you do it? What’s the best recipe for getting back in favour? Would you manage to get on with life as if the scandal had never happened? Do you have the poker face and self confidence it takes? What could the politicians in the video have done better? Is it positive that people are forgiven for past sins and can get on with life? Or do you believe someone who has sinned should be punished for the rest of their life?
Video: TheNewYorkTimes – You Tube