Term Paper: Value of Moral Ethics

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[. . .] Many magazines printed this story when Lewinsky made her allegations as a way to prove that Clinton has had an eye for extra-marital affairs.

Although the Willey case went by unnoticed by many the only one to take this seriously was the president himself who felt that he needed to part ways with Lewinsky because of the mess the Willey story would create for him and his administration.

The Lewinsky story exploded the President in a way that he never thought it would because if the fact that the president's behavior was not just sexual but it translated into criminal with questions of false swearing and violation of justice.

Historian Thomas Reeves believes that, despite the media's reluctance to look into Kennedy's private life, if he had lived to have a second term: "[T]he realities of his lechery and his dealings with Sam Giancana might have leaked out while he was still in office, gravely damaging the presidency.... Impeachment might well have followed such public disclosure." In other words, the careless only stay lucky for so long

There are many books on ethics in public administration; one of them is Terry Cooper's "The Responsible Administrator." This book is about how the administrator plays a crucial role in shaping the future for many other people that look up to him as the role model. The book also focuses on the common ethical problems faced by the administrators and managers and how these problems can be handled through studying various cases, analysis and theories provided in the book.

To an extent, I agree with what the author has to say about the role of an administrator but if one thinks about the role of the president of the United States, one definitely agrees how important it is to be a good role model because the millions who elect the candidate to such a prestigious position also expect that person to be fit for the seat in every way possible. What Kennedy and Clinton did during their term[s] as President is obviously not pardonable but keeping in mind that they are normal human beings and above all they are men, so I suppose with the way American culture is and how Americans are with relationships, why should Clinton be charged for something that almost every American is doing everyday? Is this justified? Just because he was the president does not make it necessary that he will also have a good character he was elected to run the country and from what I see I believe he did the best job he could have done in all the public sectors and otherwise. Besides being famous means that people will pry into one's life and talk about that person as much as they possibly can.

References

Terry L. Cooper, The Responsible Administrator, 4th edition.

NANCY BENAC, Former intern's account gains credibility with Clinton's admission, The Associated Press, Tuesday 18 August, 1998, Website: http://www.slam.ca/CNEWSClinton/aug18_lewinsky.html

Linda K.Trevino, Katherine A.Nelson, Managing Business Ethics, 2nd edition, pp.12

Stuart Taylor Jr., The Case -- For and Against, The National Journal, January 31, 1998

Emily Yoffe, How the media (reluctantly) came to report on Clinton's sexual behavior, Website: http://slate.msn.com/id/2491 [END OF PREVIEW]

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