A Little Advice for Aspiring Politicians

Since it seems to be advice day here at OTB, here’s a bit more:  if one is a family-values politician, it is unwise to have an affair with a staffer with whom you made an abstinence-only video.

Just sayin’.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Mmmm…taste those family values.

  2. TangoMan says:

    Here’s some other advice for politicians. When you hand pick and assemble an expert panel to deal with the oil spill in the Gulf you are correct to select them because of their demonstrated capabilities in creative problem solving and you are an idiot for dismissing them from the panel because of their views on homosexuality. The last I checked capping underwater oil well blowouts had no intersection with personal viewpoints on homosexuality.

    Next think you know these politicians will be appointing a diversity commission to oversee the creation of expert panels to insure that racial diversity will be a more important criterion than genius.

  3. G.A.Phillips says:

    And don’t have Umbama come stump for you, or get you to sign on to or vote for anything.LOLZZZZ