Just a quick thought. With todays 24 hours news, Political TV progs, Internet and general scrutiny can any politician survive in the same way that previous politicians with "flaws" did? I'm thinking affairs, dodgy dealings, backhanders things they said yesterday not being "on-message" etc. A good example would be JFK who had many affairs yet remained popular How about alcoholism? Churchill was known to drink Champagne like it was going out of style, relatives with syphillis (allegedly) and worse half American - would he have been "outed"? Any thoughts?