How’s that for getting straight to the point? *An alternative title was “Weiner Is A Dick” — but that would have been too easy.*
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – NY) has finally admitted to tweeting a ‘lewd’ picture of himself to a college student. He gave the usual press conference (‘I’m human’…blah, blah, blah…It was destructive…yada yada yada…I accept responsibility…yeah yeah yeah). He said he lied about sending the tweets to “protect his wife” — which I interpret to mean that he (a) was scared his wife would drop kick his silly arse to the curb and (b) could hear the sound of his political career being flushed down the toilet. On a side note, kudos to Weiner’s wife for not appearing at his side doing that ‘I’m-standing-by-my-man’ thing that so many humiliated political wives have done over the years.
Weiner is a man who has been married for, what, a little over a year? *cough, cough, greedy muhfuggah…one chick ain’t enough, huh?* and he’s been quite clear about having aspirations for a higher political office. With that in mind WHY couldn’t he control himself rather than allow himself to get busted for tweeting his boner to young women (he’s admitted to 6 women at last count) in cyberspace? Side note: Aren’t dick pics played out? AND, to make matters worse, getting busted by the likes of Andrew Breitbart, the discredited uber-conservative who doctored a video that ended up being responsible for the firing of Shirley Sherrod of the US Dept. of Agriculture, must sting like a bee!
There’ll be an investigation — that’s fine. There’s nothing good in any of this BUT I’m glad that he isn’t resigning. Why? Because I figure that acting like an arse-wipe isn’t illegal. If it’s true that he used his personal BlackBerry and his home computer rather than taxpayer-funded equipment — then he could be put through the ringer for lack of discretion and being stupid enough to post pictures of his not-so-distinguished member of the House BUT that doesn’t mean he should resign.
If countless Republicans can cheat on their wives while preaching about family values, lie, get called out on ethics violations and never suffer any punishment then Weiner should just say his mea culpas and move on. He should ask Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich how it’s done. Maybe he can even get lessons from Senator David Vitter (R – LA) on how to keep his position even after it was confirmed that Vitter was a frequent client of prostitutes which, last I heard, is illegal.
Weiner should just grovel, go all out on trying to push a progressive agenda and kiss his wife’s arse for the foreseeable future.