Weiner’s wiener and other pressing political crisis
Rep. Anthony Weiner – the pol whose name is embarrassingly close to the scandal he caused – is in trouble for taking a picture of his crotch (with underwear, thank goodness for small favors) and sending it to some woman. Since he’s a Democrat this tiny issue has been getting huge play in the press. I don’t remember this much reaction when Republicans are caught with a wide stance, or “hiking the Appalachian trail“.
Cujo359 says what we’re all thinking:
As I wrote to another New Yorker a few years ago, in vain as it happens, it’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, kapisch? Heck, this wasn’t even a crime, was it? Of course, our political class still haven’t learned the fundamental lesson of the Vietnam War, why would I expect that they’d learned the lesson of Watergate?
I’d like to add one other thing: if you aren’t posing as some super family-values guy, I just. don’t. care. about your (consenting, adult) bedroom antics. I’m more concerned if you’re in bed with Wall Street than with your campaign manager. Politicians who really focus on jobs, environment, consumer protection, etc. can go live their private lives. Just do your jobs, so we can have our jobs, OK? We are all of us human down here.
Now if you’re Newt Gingrich, and have written whole entire books about morality even though you’re on your third wife after cheating on the first two, and constantly prattle on FOX about the gay menace… Pbbfffht!