Governor Spitzer's resignation today illustrates how social crusaders with significant personal or relationship integrity deficits can crash and burn in an instant. This is why the man once dubbed "Crusader of the Year" earned my Political Integrity Disgrace Award for March 10, 2008 in that entry in my IntegrityWatch Blog.
Read the new press release about political integrity and my Politician Integrity Rating Tool (PIRT) on The Open Source Press Release Newswire:
Post this press release wherever you think it might be useful online or offline.
Then help spread the word about the PIRT. Let's get tons of people upgrading their understanding of political integrity and politician integrity through using this free tool so that they bust through the spin and make more educated decisions about the 2008 US presidential candidates.
I believe that one of the biggest reasons that both Obama and Huckabee did far better on SuperDuperTuesday than anyone thought they would even as little as two weeks ago is that both these folks are seen as being capable of bringing a far greater level of integrity to the presidency than there has been in many years.
While the political left and right continue to indulge the delusion that the other end of the political spectrum is primarily responsible for causing our collective problems, some are beginning to wake up to the fact that nasty politics has helped to create a culture that is deeply lacking in integrity.
The Three Needs That Democracy Dares to Reconcile
As I mentioned in a prior post, there are three societal dimensions that democracy dares to reconcile: