One of the great disadvantages to being a public servant is the cameras are always on you. Now, you would think that would make politicians more careful. These two incidents, however, prove that is not always the case.
1) Czech President Steals Chilean President’s Pen: Czech President Vaclav Klaus welcomed Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera to his country and held a meet and greet. At a press conference, he noticed a really nice pen that belonged to Pinera. As the cameras rolled and Peinera began speaking, he took out the pen, switched hands and then pocketed it. All without blinking an eye. He also retained a really guilty look on his face. Most baffling about the whole incident? Why Klaus decided to steal the pen at that moment and why he looked completely uninterested in what Pinera was saying.
2) Indonesian Member of Parliament Busted Watching Porn in Chamber: Again, where do you think you are? The man, who goes by the single name Arifinto, was spotted watching the sexually explicit clips as members of parliament debated a proposed constructing a new building to house the government. Ironically, Arifinto was one of the key supporters of a strict anti-pornography law that went into effect recently. Under that law, he could face years in jail for his offense. Arifinto immediately resigned from parliament and said his staunchly Islamic Prosperous Justice Party did not coerce him to resign. He claims he accidentally opened a random e-mail with the offensive content.