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Once again another one bites the dust…you see folks, twitter is not all fun and games. Twitter has started revolutions and has played a large role in social media all over the world but today it has caused the potential downfall of Congressman Anthony Weiner.
He admitted to having had relationships with several women outside his marriage which he characterized as a “deep personal failing.” As funny and unfortunate as this situation might be at first I must ask whether this is an offense that would require him to step down as Congressman.
I have laughed again and again at this man, although I may be the only one laughing at this point… but I think we must put this “personal failing” in context. After lying repeatedly and continually putting his foot in his mouth, he has finally come clean. I was beginning to think this story would never die considering the case of our favorite governor from California who has done a lot worst…but let me hold off judgment until the ethical issue is resolved and Weiner is proven to be just another horny politician.
He also stated emphatically that he will not resign his post.
That will prove to be very difficult especially being in New York and dealing will constant media questioning his every action. Let’s not forget the impact this will also have on his relationship with his colleagues in government whom he will need to be re elected or even mount an attempt to be Mayor of New York; which is where his trajectory was pointing before this brain fart.
By the way, who were these reporters? The level of questions being asked was very childish and somewhat unprofessional and unnecessary.
I may joke about this because of the way it occurred and the weeklong denial that provided some great sound bites, along with ex Governor Palin botching our history; but it is important to understand how insignificant this should be in terms of whether his constituents re elect him or not.
As his voice faded in and out and the emotion overwhelmed him, i couldn’t help think about his wife and what he must have been thinking while fumbling through lie after lie this past week. Then again, it’s easy to be remorseful after it all goes downhill and ego doesn’t really serve any purpose at that point… but there’s no way to know for sure.
Yes i’m still intrigued by this…simply put, this is big story for now because of who we are as consumers of daily television, but this is not to the level of other politicians who have lied, cheated on their wives and in some level cheated on the American people. Step back for a moment, laugh (laugh a lot), let this die down and let this man fix his private situation with his family and get on with his career; whatever piece of his career is left .