I'm not going to read this book, but I will strongly recommend the summary. This is evidence of one of two alternatives:
1) Power attracts bad people;
2) Bad people are successful at obtaining power.
I've said before (long ago) that I was inspired by John Edwards. I thought he had the right ideas and was taking a less than popular stand in order to get poverty into the spotlight. I didn't agree with everything, but I liked his focus, or at least what appeared to be his focus.
It was all a game. People talk about the travesty of Tiger Woods and Roger Clemens setting bad examples for our children, but even worse is when bad examples are set for our leaders; adults who aspire to public office. How can you not look at John Edwards and be discouraged? Here is a man that almost became Vice President and fancied himself a Presidential candidate. He was rotten to the core.