The hottest political scandals now titillating the public mind are about the sexual peccadillos of male politicians. Titillate and Peccadillo are great words. They suggest exactly what’s going on here.
The recent episodes:
• A governor caught spending a week in Argentina with his lover after telling his staff he was going hiking.
• A U.S. senator having an affair with his best friend’s wife and attempting to buy the couple’s silence by giving the husband a job and paying them more than $90,000 in hush money.