By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
A Virginia man is getting national attention for marital infidelity. He volunteered to do penance after his wife discovered his six-month affair. His wife suggested he go public. So he's been standing at a busy suburban intersection outside Washington, D.C., sporting a large sign that reads, "I cheated. This is my punishment."
Although the man's identity has not been confirmed and some speculate it may be a publicity stunt or some other kind of hoax, that has not stopped the media frenzy, as his penance has gone global on news Web sites, cable networks, etc. Some women say public humiliation could be a way to make men think twice about cheating. The Washington Post notes that the man is unemployed but his wife has a job.
Methinks I smell a motive.