Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:23:30 +0000
After the (now former) Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) sex-photos scandal, the oh-so-useful media must have decided such scandals are no longer newsworthy. There was another Weiner-like scandal that happened in August, but you never heard or read about it, right?
A “progressive” Puerto Rico senator, Roberto Arango, posted explicit photos of himself on the gay cruising app Grindr.
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens; their President is the same as ours (Obama); the United States Congress legislates many aspects of Puerto Rican life. The islanders elect their own governor, vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in U.S. presidential elections. Arango’s New Progressive Party wants Puerto Rico to become America’s 51st state.
The AP reports that Puerto Rico’s local news media published photos from the application showing “a man’s nude upper body with a cell phone obscuring his face,” and another showing “a rear view of a nude man on his hands and knees.” The fuzzy image of the face seemed to match Arango’s, and the man in the photo was also wearing Arango’s trademark necklace.
When exposed (sorry for the pun), Arango gave this incredible denial:
“You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture, but I don’t.”
He then promptly presented a letter of resignation.
The best part of this story is this:
Arango had previously voted in favor of Resolution 99, a proposal that would block any attempt to permit same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico. He has also opposed adoption rights for gay people.
In other words, like so many politicians, Arango is a hypocrite and a liar and utterly without conscience or a sense of remorse.
And it just so happens that those personality traits that are so common to politicians — superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others — are also common to psychopathic serial killers.
Jim Kouri, a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, came to that conclusion by using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit. Kouri notes that both groups of criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.
Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs. The only difference is that serial killers run from the police, whereas politicians merely run for office.
Find out if you, too, are a psychopath by going HERE! 😀
A big h/t to FOTM’s Dennis Kolb