One thing politicians should learn to do before they keep telling us how squeaky clean they are is to make sure the skeletons in their closets are on view to the public, for should a politician be found hiding them he will lose credibility and the halo will slip.
Today Nick Clegg's halo has slipped.
In an article he wrote in 2002, Nick Clegg says "All nations have a cross to bear, and none more so than Germany with its memories of Nazism. But the British cross is more insidious still. A misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur and a tenacious obsession with the last war, is much harder to shake off."
What can you say to that? Well Winston Churchill's family certainly knew what to say to that. Nicholas Soames who is a Tory MP and grandson of Winston Churchill found Nick Clegg's comments deplorable and a perfect example of why he should not run his party let alone the country. Soames described claims Clegg was as popular as Churchill as laughable
Well you would think that would be enough for any politician in 24 hours on the election trail but it gets better.
Squeaky clean Clegg is not against the odd donation finding it's way into his personal bank account.
Apparently in 2006 Clegg received regular donations from three senior businessmen each paying up to Â£250 a month straight into his private bank account and this very same account went to pay for his mortgage and shopping.
Clegg has defended the allegations and said that all donations were proper and in order, however concerns have been raised and attention will surround these allegations of improperÂ conduct leading up to the general election and also tainting his position in the final two leaders' debates.
Considering Clegg has focused the large part of his campaign concentrating on cleaning up politics this news could not have come at a worse time for the Lib Dem Leader.