Wow, I'm glad I didn't put up a Weiner post before the sordid truth came out. So, now that Weiner is revealed as a putz, I feel I should make a couple of observations.
First off, I don't think Weiner should resign. Yeah, he acted like a dick, but nobody was harmed, and it's his wife's choice to forgive him or to DTMFA
. If his constituents want to vote him out of office in the next election, that is their prerogative, indeed their duty. Any comparisons to Chris Lee, the former GOP representative from upstate New York, are ridiculous. Chris Lee voluntarily resigned soon after the revelation that he was soliciting NSA hookups on Craigslist, probably in an (unsuccessful) attempt to hide the fact that he was apparently seeking hookups with transgendered ladies. Personally, I think that Chris Lee's transgender fetish is less immoral than the fact that he was involved with a party that would deny transgendered persons rights. Yeah, Mr. Lee, it sure when ain't wunderbar you want to get your six inch cock in someone you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole (a tenpole?). Yeah, Lee chose to hang it up, it's Weiner's choice to follow suit.
I have to say, I'm more pissed off at Nancy Pelosi than I am at Anthony Weiner. Really, House Minority leader Pelosi, you want an investigation of Weiner after you refused to go after Bush? Damn, typing that sentence out made me feel like a fifth grade "wag". This is the damn Clinton era all over again, when substantial crimes are ignored and stupid sexual peccadillos are investigated in minute detail. Really, people, Clinton and Weiner didn't kill people with their dongs... that being said, Clinton and Weiner should have been up front about their misconduct. Shit, if Clinton had merely said, "I got a blowjob in the Oval Office, and it was FUCKING GREAT!", he and the nation would have avoided a lot of grief. Back off, Representative Pelosi, you blew your chance to conduct an investigation that really mattered, an investigation into real crimes that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands and injury to countless others.
Weiner, hang in there, you've got to be hard. If you have to push back against those in your own party, do so... thrust against those who are seeking to soften you up and render you impotent.
Damn, the fifth grade jokes keep on writing themselves. As immature as I've been these past fifteen minutes, I've got nothing on the immaturity of Rep. Weiner and the whole goddamn news media.
Now excuse me, I've got some Tenpole Tudor songs to listen to.
UPDATE: Jack Crow has a great post taking Weiner to the woodshed. I have to confess, I did not know that Weiner's first political campaign used race-baiting tactics at an ugly time in the city's history when racial tensions were extremely high.
SECOND UPDATE: In a comment at Roy's place, in response to the line:
But now, because of Weinergate he is, as they say, outraged at Chappaquiddick:
I posted the title by which I will refer to the scandal formerly known as Weinergate from now on... SNAPADICKPIC!!!!