Why Politicians Become Addicts

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It has happened repeatedly through out history that a politician somewhere will be discovered to be an addict. Their addiction may be to sex, or drugs, or alcohol, or something more obscure. The press coverage is extensive and vicious, often resulting in a damaged or terminated career for the politician. It seems so black and

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Why the Public Needs Sober Leaders

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Sobriety cannot be overlooked as an essential leadership quality. This is fairly universal common sense. It is expected that politicians will enjoy a glass of wine or beer on occasion, but the thought of our politicians having a substance abuse or addiction problem offends us to our core. Anyone who understands anything about addiction knows

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Politicians Misusing Power

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There are a number of ways that politicians can misuse their power, and through the course of history, each way has been realized at some point. There are good politicians and bad politicians, but it is the bad ones that have created a reputation for all of them. The dishonest politician is the one the

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Politician Sex Scandals

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Political sex scandals always seem to end up being newsworthy, although there is some debate over how newsworthy they should be. Probably no political sex scandal was more widely covered than the President Bill Clinton / Monica Lewinski White House affair, or the President John F. Kennedy / Marilyn Monroe affair. However, there have been

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Politicians Behaving Badly

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What is it about public office that makes politicians so corrupt and out of control? One only has to follow Rob Ford’s shenanigan’s to know that someone can be elected to public office and not behave the way a politician should. Is it that pressure of always having to keep a spotless public persona that

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Politician Substance Abuse Scandals

 March 22, 2014      
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Voters would hope that the officials they elect into office would not have a substance abuse problem, but there is no guarantee of this. Substance abuse has been found to affect every level of society, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or social class. The public is only becoming aware of this now through the mass

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