Wednesday, August 31, 2011

San Juan Scandal


Third time is not the charm.

Former Congressmen Chris Lee and Anthony Weiner resigned after the world saw too much of them, and now a Puerto Rican lawmaker has followed a similar path.

Politicians should not be allowed to own or operate cameras, cell phones or anything else with which they can take pictures of themselves.  Or parts of themselves.

Roberto Arango, who represented San Juan in Puerto Rico's Senate, resigned this weekend after local media published sexually suggestive photos, allegedly of Arango, from the gay hook-up app Grindr.

What makes this more than a story of yet another politician who can't keep his peccadillo zipped is that Arango has an anti-gay history.  Married with one child, the Republican stalwart has fought against gay marriage and gay adoption rights.

Gay sex, however, he appears to be all for.