Robert Koehler at Marmot’s Hole tells us how different things are in South Korea when it comes to politicians and prostitutes.
Here, politicians will resign for any number of reasons — some better than others — but banging prostitutes is NOT one of them. Heck, our current head of state has even shared pointers in the media on how to pick out massage girls.
Here’s the story in question about now South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
Civic groups and lawmakers of the pro-government United New Democratic Party (UNDP) and the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) criticized Lee for his “inappropriate” joking on prostitution in his recent dinner meeting with some managing editors of the media.
Some journalists who attended the meeting said Lee, citing experiences of his former boss during his work at a company, said bad-looking girls are better than pretty girls when being massaged overseas, an Internet newspaper said.
According to the report, Lee made the remark, while talking about the “skills of life.”
Lee has done some comparative shopping, and apparently overseas, and was able to get elected President. Some how I doubt Spitzer will be as successful if he is allowed to run again for Governor, but you never know in American politics. As one politician said some years ago, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy” Spitzer passed that test and American voters can have short memories.