The more so since the allegations are weak. Getting a plate number is easy, claiming someone did something under those circumstances would be simplem my-word-vs-yours, and worse, hard to disprove with limited witnesses. The allegations could be real, or could be imaginary- particularly since the woman didn't press charges yet felt the need to report the alleged incident in the first place. I guess if you don't press charges, you can't risk perjury in court for a false allegation. Either way, it's strange. I wonder if he left a note? Not doing so would be strange under the circumstances.
People have been known to commit suicide just at the threat of career-wrecking slander. Boorda was slandered, one of the most highly respected admirals we've had in a long while. I've seen a few people become overnight 'untouchables' by gossip, and all unjustified. I've seen some real scumbags get 'outed' and they just kep t on chugging unperturbed. Seems a common thing for the true scumbag... after all, Clinton is still ticking.
Some things, once you have been accused of them, are just as damaging even if they have no substance, because once accused, you are assumed guilty until proven innocent- and the nature of the accusations are such you can never prove your innocence. Among these things are molestation, homosexuality, and racism. Still, just being a flasher doesn't seem such an enormous thing that committing suicide would seem the only way out if you get 'exposed,' pardon the pun.
I wonder if this guy was threatened with the possible release of a bigger 'issue,' real or flase, and the news about being a flasher was just a sample in case he wasn't planning to vote their way? Why else would he have changed his mind on taxes?
Very well put.
As the Dems said in the Clairance Thomas hearings, "it is not weather the alligations are ture or not, but the severity of the alligation that should be the considering factor."