Here is the UK, press coverage is raging on the subject of politicians' expenses - with many having made outrageous claims for items as diverse (and essential?) as a duck house for their pond, cleaning out their moat, rent for their daughter's apartment ...and the list goes on.
I wonder how these supposedly intelligent people didn't think that their expenses, paid for out of public funds, would not be subject to public scrutiny?
"The way you do one thing is the way you do everything" - is one of my favourite sayings. So if politicians are dishonest about their expenses, can we trust them to be honest with their dealings and decisions - and to ensure that they have the UK electorate's best interests at heart?
No doubt some of the guilty parties will now be regretting their indiscretions for wrecking their careers.