When Should a Politician resign?

United States
June 23, 2009 7:52pm CST
So much infidelity is out there - - from NJ Governor McGreevey to Senator Vitter - - it just goes on and on. What is the last straw for you - - infidelity? stealing money? using campaign cash to hire your mistresses family members? taking bribes?What is the offense that should mean immediate resignation?
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@lisan23 (444)
• United States
24 Jun 09
To be honest, I don't care about their personal lives. If they're cheating on their spouses that's none of my business and it doesn't mean they can't do their job well. To me it's when they break the law or break their oath. Anything beyond that doesn't matter to me.
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I think all of the above should mean instant resignation. If a man can not keep himself in order he has no business in office. I say we need to get them out. Have a great day.
• United States
24 Jun 09
They should all be fired right now, but really once they violate they're oath they swore on and held they're right hand upon they should be gone no questions asked, also we need term limits for house and senate.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
It depend upon the conscience of that politicians. Even if they are offended many times if the court not justify the offense I think they should have the right to force that politicians to resign. But even in a single offense that politicians is committed when the court proves it. The court itself decide that the politicians must remove from office immediately and pay required damages. One of the offense that a politician must aware is that "betrayal of trust" this offense is immediate. Malversation of fund, corruptions and other kinds must be brought to court for trials.