CuriousJockAZ saidI must say that, IF Anthony Weiner is able to ride this out, I do think he has the potential to emerge even stronger than he was before. Say what you want about the guy, but his defiance to not step down -- even as Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and other leading Democrats have called for him to resign --- is almost admirable. I do believe that we are traveling down a slippery slope in terms of holding our public officials to such a high standard. These people are only human. People make mistakes. Granted, the degree of those mistakes have to be weighed in terms of if laws were broken, people hurt, lives destroyed, etc., but we can't set the standard so high that no quality leaders would ever want to even run for office. Perhaps Anthony Weiner's defiance will actually turn out to be the one thing that fuels his comeback
But don't you agree at the level of just what he did.Putting aside how he bold face lied.
He is really no more than any pathetic creep / voyeur out there.
If he tore down the wall and said hey listen, " Im a horny guy , but no one was hurt buy my pictures " he would get a great deal of support.
Liberals bash the Republicans for duplicity. But if he was honest about the realities of his maleness he would be at odd's with feminism which has its power base in the democrats.
Feminist's have a visceral disdain for male sexuality and any behavior like this is gross to them.
In my opinion it is why he lied so badly about it is what got him into trouble.
He knows the only way he can function in that party going forward as sexual straight man is to be neutered.
And apparently he is on his way for his neutering or spaying appointment depending how you look at it.
I have less of a problem with Weiner and more of a problem with the hypocrites in the media who take a incident like this to review other sex scandals.
Our country stands to loose everything economically. And this is certainly helping OBAMA in taking the heat off of him.