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Tresselgate vs. Weinergate: Dueling Deceptions

Scarlet Sweater-Vest Meets Not-So-Mysterious Crotch Shot

These are the tales that sustain cable news networks.

In one corner: squeaky-clean coach from one of the most storied collegiate sports franchises steps down in a blaze of cover-ups and ethical misjudgments.

And in the other corner: cocky politician with grand aspirations admits to sending a series of lewd photos of himself to various young women on Twitter.

Prior to being scandalized, these “gentlemen” didn’t have a whole lot in common.

Yet through their deceptive ways, they will forever share a special bond.

Strange bedfellows, as it were… 

TRESSEL                                               WEINER

Conservative…………………………………………………Liberal

Christian………………………………………………………..Jew

5’8” (with platforms)………………………………….6’0”+                       

58 years old………………………………………………….46 years old           

Midwest humility………………………………………….East-Coast brash

Married for decades……………………………………Married for less than a year

Four kids……………………………………………………….No kids

Fellowship of Christian Athletes…………………Subcommittee on Public Housing

Heckled by Wolverines………………………………..Heckled by a Pack of Wolves

Resigned (under pressure)…………………………Vows not to resign (under pressure)