Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and blogs at


Rep. Christopher Lee showed his abs, then scuttled his career, thanks to a Gawker exposé of his Craigslist adventures. Jonathan Last on his bare-chested triumph—and what his worst sin was.

Elizabeth Birnbaum left her oil oversight job after a report found porn and meth problems in her shop. We all indulge—but those paid to prevent disasters should cool it.