If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life; the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show; and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.

Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) American columnist and political commentator
“Pietygate: School for Scandal,” Time (10 Sep 1984)

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