Thursday, June 9, 2011
Rant #522: Weiner Roasts, Scandal Toasts
Yes, it is back to the Weiner roast.
A lewd photo that is allegedly that of Rep. Anthony Weiner has surfaced, and Democrats and Republicans are basically agreeing for the first time in memory: this guy has got to go.
But he steadfastly refuses to resign.
Now, we hear that Weiner's wife is pregnant.
It all brings up the title of the old Clash song: "Should I Stay or Should I Go."
I am sure Mrs. Weiner is pondering this subject as I type this. Is it better to be with or, or be without him, especially since an innocent child is going to be thrown into the mix?
I am not defending Weiner, but it is almost hilarious how when a man is down like this, all these people come out of the woodwork to chastise him.
Some of his Facebook and Twitter friends have surfaced, but the latest one is perhaps the saddest.
A woman he formerly dated for a brief period--and who has stayed in touch with him as a friend (and I mean a real friend, not an electronic one)--has come out of whatever hole she was in and said how disappointed she was in him.
She has gone into somewhat lurid detail about various things he might have said and done, while in the same breath praising him for always being there, helping her parents in times of need, helping her when she needed assistance, etc.
With friends like this, do you really need enemies?
Weiner has now become "Entertainment Tonight" fodder, and I am sure this is turning on a lot of potential future Facebook friends of his. I can't see any other reason for this to be happening.
Weiner is supposedly going to do some damage control. I heard a report this morning that he was going to hire a team to repair his image.
Heck, Bill Clinton--who did far worse than Weiner, and he was the President, yet--has survived, because he has tapped into people's selective memories.
Why can't Weiner do the same?
Posted by Larry at 3:31 AM