|A Magic Moment|
Anthony Weiner finally admitted that the Twitter crotch belongs to him, but one thing we've learned from all this is that his ego is certainly larger than his intellect, and seriously larger than his junk. Isn't it amazing how narcissistic Weiner has to be in order to think that a) he wouldn't get caught; b) he could lie and get away with it; and then c) blame Andrew Breitbart, the conservative internet journalist, for the false accusation, then once admitting he was guilty, not apologize like a mensch. Also, he is not resigning form office, but that should be a good thing for the Republican party--they want a guy like Tony Putz to represent Democratic values because they know Americans are better than that and would swing their vote over to the right side of the aisle.
But if you put the interests of the Republicans aside, you would hope that a member of office, appointed by the people, would have a sense of honor and therefore resign from that office. We must not give him too much credit however, after all, he is a Democrat. Did Bill Clinton resign when Monica Lewinsky saved her Clinton-stained dress? No, he did not. Did Clinton resign when it was learned he had affairs with: Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Broderick, or Dolly Browning? No, silly rabbit, he didn't resign even though he lied under oath.
|"She was in remission"|
Other liberal politicians committed acts no worse than Putz's--take Eliot Spitzer, the ex-Governor of New York and CNN prime time go-to ugly guy. Well, okay, Spitzer resigned, but he got caught with his pants down, metaphorically. John Edwards didn't have to resign when he had an affair while his wife, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with breast cancer. At least Edwards didn't have the affair while she way actually dying--he had it while "she was in remission." What a guy. The baby he and Reile Hunter had, Frances Quinn, is fine and dandy and living with Edwards' other kids now that Elizabeth died from her remission of cancer.
New York seems to be a great place to fool around; just look at Governor David Paterson and his wife, who, he claims, sleeps around like he does. Strong family values, those Democrats. Yet sleeping around, having multiple affairs, while it really sucks snake eggs, isn't as bad as what others have done in the political bedroom. Here's a really partial list:
Kwame Kilpatrick--former mayor of Detroit--youngest to be elected in 2002, was also the only mayor there to be charged with a felony, infidelity, perjury, conspiracy and murder.
Marc Dann--Att'y Gen. Ohio--had an affair with a staffer that later became a sexual harassment scandal. At least he had the honor to resign.
Gary Condit--Rep (D-CA)--had an affair with Chandra Levy who later was found murdered. Go figure.
Paul Morrison--Att'y Gen. Kansas--had an affair with a staffer after switching from Republican to Democrat (and the average IQ increased on both sides of the aisle). The affair, with Linda Carter (not the original Linda Carter of Wonder Woman fame), later became ugly when she filed a suit against Morrison for sexual harassment when he pressured her to dig up dirt on his former political foe.
Roosevelt Dobbins--Congressman from AK (Bill Clinton's home state, coincidentally)--pleaded guilty to fondling a 16 year old girl.
Antonio Villaraigosa--the first Latino mayor of LA, and the first Latino mayor of LA to have an affair with a TV reporter. (Perhaps she was a typical liberal and this was simply her way of advocating for the cause.)
Tim Mahoney--(no relationship to Jerry Mahoney, the reknown ventriloquist's--Paul Winchell--dummy)--Rep. (D-FL): it was alleged by the media that in 2008, he paid "hush money" to a former mistress, of whom he had several, to keep hushed about the affair as it would not sit well with his wife and his constituents.
Neil Goldschmidt--a Democratic politician from Oregon. Neil wins the sleeze award as far as I'm concerned--he had a sexually abusive relationship with a 14 year old girl that lasted until she was 17. It was rumored that he enticed her with free text messaging on her own iPhone.
So maybe you think Tony Putz isn't all that bad. After all, he didn't have sex with 21 year old college student, Gennette Cordova, he just showed her his wee wee. But it isn't about that--it's about poor judgment by someone who we are supposed to trust with important government decisions. It's about someone who just got married this past year to a beautiful, intelligent woman, who obviously had her brain on hold when she married him. It's actually about right and wrong, good and bad, honest and deceitful. I don't see how this guy can ever really be trusted, but I say that about a lot of Democrats. Sure, I know conservatives have sinned in similar manners, but this is not about them--it's about Weiner. I have promised myself that this will be the last time I write about him; including Twitter. He isn't worth the time, and the media is only going to cover it up anyway, or at least try, and if they can't, they will throw the guy under the bus.
At least if he resigns, he can always find a job with the mainstream media. He should consider CNN.