With the scandals surrounding the current US president it’s interesting to look at what US politicians in the past have done 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 entertaining as well. For almost 30 years Richard has observed how different US politicians managed to handle scandals and get back in the saddle again. The video is not brand new but what Richard L. Berke has to say still stands.
Is it really as simple as just being visible and pretend it never happened? Bill Clinton got re-elected by doing so.
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 – Picture: Oli Goldsmith