German president, Christian Wulff, officially stepped down today, after a tumultuous PR battle resulting from financial favors that were ethically and legally questionable. He joins former defense minister, Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, who was forced to resign amid accusations of plagarising his doctorate decades ago.
Character flaws brought these men down. They violated two of Germany’s most valued ideals: fairness and honesty.
Would that be enough to ruin an American political figure? Probably not. In the U.S., sex and nudity are the red lines.
Click the headline link for Jon Stewart’s perspective of obscenity in American media.