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Encouraging the use of digging up juvenile records of errors of judgment, or similar early adulthood infractions is really pointless. Who can show the way to the public if they haven't traveled any of the roads the public walks on daily? The problems I see with many public office holders is when they campaign against something, a behavior they indulged in at some point, without relating their personal experience. They miss the opportunity to be authoritative on the subject and human, by trading that side of their experience for a falsehood.
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Where as I agree that juvenile and limited minor offences are just a way of giving the opposition some ammo, I don't agree that they should all be swept under the rug either. Continuous minor offences tend to show some basic character flaws that may reoccur in later life.
You're right, most if not all have had some indiscretion (s) we would not like to have everyone know about. If minor, it shouldn't matter.
The media seems to want to throw a spotlight on all the politicos problems no matter how small, and then they magnify them all out of proportion. My opinion is that they are somewhat biased as to who they spotlight, but that's only an opinion.
The bottom line is that they will do anything to sell a "story", and we all suffer for it.............

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I could run, and they wouldn't find boo on me to speak of. I'm talented. Perhaps I should try for a senate seat.

How much do those guys make, anyway?
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That depends on how much they can steal.

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That depends on how much they can steal.
Bah good one.
I think they make more jack after a couple of terms,then leave, they become a lobbyist for some big corp.
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I could run, and they wouldn't find boo on me to speak of. I'm talented. Perhaps I should try for a senate seat.

How much do those guys make, anyway?
No, if you are what you say, you would be much happier in some social structure where there are some other decent folk. Jim
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