Monday, June 06, 2011

Well, There You Go

Even a broken clock is right twice a day...

A couple of quick observations about Rep. Anthony Weiner's admissions today

:: Even though Breitbart turned out to be right, he's still been wrong countless times. And though I'm really disgusted that he's right, I'm more disgusted by the undisguised, unfettered glee with which he want after Weiner.

:: Rep. Weiner owning up to it was the right thing to do, but I'd have respected him more if he owned up right away. Seriously, just answer "Yeah, that's my dick, so what?" You look like a hypocrite and a dolt when you drag it out, especially when you're demanding moral accountability from your colleagues in Congress. I do agree with Weiner's decision not to resign, but it still hurts to see one of the last good progressives degraded by his own stupid actions.

:: Weiner was pretty stupid to do something like this when he knows he's a target of the right wing. And he's young enough to be tech-savvy, come on. He knows how the internet works.

:: Even though the media will be on this for days, we don't need to hear any more about what might happen in his marriage. That's a matter for the people actually in the marriage.

:: Weiner has a surprisingly nice body. Just saying.

:: Can the media go back to talking about jobs and the debt ceiling now, like they fucking should be?

This has been a colossal waste of time. We don't make these people sign morals clauses.

UPDATE 5:30 PM: Also, interesting theory going around that Breitbart already had this information and timed it to distract from Clarence Thomas.


DrGoat said...

I didn't think there was anything important enough to distract from that morally decrepit, disgusting excuse for a human being. Thomas should have never been put on the Supreme Court.

sanford said...

I am a liberal, but it seems hypocritical that most liberals piled on the likes of Larry Craig, David Vitter and some others. You really never heard liberals say it was just sex and it was a personal matter.

MC said...

Did Anthony Weiner previously publicly condemn the behavior he was caught doing.

Vitter was elected after the Bob Livingston resigned for committing adultery and then stated: "It's obviously a tremendous loss for the state. I think Livingston's stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess". But when Vitter was in a similar situation, after calling for another politician to resign under those circumstances, he did not follow that advice.

And Larry Craig, well, the fact that he demonized homosexuals legislatively and then was arrested for soliciting is again, hypocritical and deserving of bashing.

It is that kind of hypocrisy that also made John Edwards a target because of the position he took following the Lewinski scandal.