- If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Be careful what you say about others and how you go about saying it.
- You reap what you sow. If you use the system to your advantage (even lawfully) someone else will most likely do the same to you in the future.
- Integrity and a good name is all you have. It is easy to lose a good image and very, very hard to get it back.
- Work hard to maintain your credibility - friends are more fickle than family.
What should these politicians do? Be more honest in the future, don't take advantage of the system and never forget that they are in the spotlight at all times. It's hard being in a position where you are visible all the time - hence the need to be so much more careful.