Character is always a subject of contention. Everybody agrees convicted murderers and rapists along with bank robbers and child molesters face an uphill battle running for high office.
But what about a DWI..(or a BWI)....a divorce or a dalliance....a sub-700 credit score...mixing your trash and recyclables.....drinking a twelve pack when playing 18....or letting your eyes focus too longingly on a patch of spandex ?
A newspaper in the new portion of our Congressional district is calling for illumination from Matt Doheny about just what the heck he was doing in that DC restaurant when an operative became shutterbug.
As much as we may want a Victorian (I don't say Gormanesque anymore since I have a T-shirt in his household) brand of vision and virtue, life doesn't always work out that way. People hug...People throw a couple back....People wear ties that clash....
The Glens Falls paper may want some kind of 'bare my soul' moment, but its clear from the editorial, they have already made up their mind.
EDITORIAL: Does character count?