Ron Hart: Do the Private Lives of Pols Have an Effect on How They Govern?


Columnist Ron Hart on two things Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have in common:

Personal lives should have little bearing on how an elected official governs, what they achieve should. Arnold did not do a great job as the "Governator" of California. I would elect Charlie Sheen if he could balance the budget, limit the role of government in our lives, and induce companies to hire. Three of the worst presidents of modern times appear to have had no sexual diversions: Carter, "W," and Obama. Give me back Clinton, Eisenhower or Kennedy instead of the last two puritanical presidents, and I would be delighted.

Whole thing here.