cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
What were they thinking? What were former congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Sandi, a former Chicago alderperson thinking of when he/she/they used some $750,000 from his campaign fund for personal expenses?
This wasn’t just for the cost of housing or food so they could stay alive. This money went for lavish things such as a $43,000 wristwatch and a $4,700 Michael Jackson fedora. Jesse Jackson, Jr. was a congressman; his wife was an alderperson. Jesse, Jr. had grown up with a father who was in the limelight. They had been around the block enough to have known what they were doing was illegal and that it could lead to the current predicament they find themselves confronting.
Both will likely be doing time (hard or soft remains to be determined) according to plea agreements leaked recently. They have two children. Wouldn’t they have thought about their kids while engaging in this charade? Wouldn’t they have known they would be caught?
Do people who engage in this activity when somewhat or significantly famous think they are above the law? Did they somehow think they were owed this? Are they mentally compromised to the extent they think nothing would happen even if they were caught?
What were they thinking?