I read a couple of letters in the Los Angeles Times during the week after "Duke" Cunningham's "tearful" resignation who actually said they respected him more because "he was a man"
First off he IS a criminal. He took bribes (like they all do in congress). He got caught. He would STILL be taking bribes if he didn't get caught. (like they all do) Now just one more thing: If anyone fell for those phony tears in his press conference you were probably the same people who believed Jim Baker's "I have sinned" act after he had an affair on Tammy Faye that idiot.
The reason for the acting is people fall for it. Plain and simple.