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When the personal is political: When politicians’ affairs are with lobbyists

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I usually think politicians’ personal moral failings are of secondary importance to their professional ethics. But sometimes, there’s an overlap. For instance, Bill Clinton and John Ensign both apparently used their offices to try to get jobs for people involved in their affair. Worse, in my opinion, is when office holders have affairs with lobbyists. That’s what happened with former Rep. Vito...

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