Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Rant #520: Weiner Cooked
In a press conference that resembled a roast, Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted to posting and sending suggestive photos and messages from his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
This became massive page one news not just in New York, but around the country.
How could a legislator destroy his career with this obsession?
Many people are book smart, and Weiner certainly is one of those people.
But often, when people are book smart, they are lacking in other areas.
This guy has no common sense at all, and I mean none.
Here is a relatively young guy, in his 40s, sending around pictures and messages that maybe a 14-year old would dabble in.
It's bad enough when a 40-something guy does this, but it is much, much worse when he is a legislator, voted in by the constituency to uphold the law.
And to lie about it for days, well, we have had plenty of lying politicians--do we need another one?
Weiner shot himself in the foot by doing these things.
He was a rising star in the Democratic Party, and was likely going to run for the mayor of New York City once Mayor Bloomberg's tyrannical run is over.
He was also becoming better known on the national stage, as the was vociferous in his approval of the Obama health care program, and on other national matters.
Now, because of his electronic addiction, he probably will simply be labeled as another politician who crashed under the weight of his own demons.
And we have had so many of them lately. Look at John Edwards. And how about Bill Clinton and Ah-nold?
Weiner should have known better. On top of everything else, he is a newlywed.
He will now be investigated for any misuse of power while sending pictures of himself around to some of his "friends." If he used any government-issued devices while doing this, he could be censured.
But what of his constituents? Do they want a guy like this representing them?
He is now a national joke, a punchline to comedians' one liners.
I would think the people that voted him into office would attempt to move him out of that office.
Weiner vows to stay on and not resign.
Would you want this guy representing you?
He can't even control himself.
Posted by Larry at 3:13 AM