Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 | 2:02 a.m.
There is money to be made from sex. I’m not referring to brothels, escort services or porno parlors. Just get into the limelight by wealth, business success or, of course, politics.
The moment you present a serious challenge to other “wannabes” or incumbents, there materializes “alleged” specters and skeletons from your ancient past, often a nameless someone who claims to have been wronged by you 10 or 20 years ago.
For what purpose? True or fabricated, such accusations have the desired goal. Especially in politics, one who is a viable threat to the power structure (both Democrats and Republicans have the “good old boy” syndrome) becomes fair game.
The success that several accused notables have had in overcoming allegations of sexual misconduct while in office, tax avoidance, bribery, mismanagement of funds and numerous other illegal activities is directly connected with the power structure to which they have been associated. There is an obvious difference between an anonymous accusation and documented illegal activity.