I confess, I really, really like Anthony Weiner, which is why I am so damn angry. He is one of the few Democrats who has a spine and says the things that must be said. And I don't want to lose his voice. Yes, he was damn stupid to have been doing what he was doing, and even more damn stupid to have thought he wouldn't get caught. But as for the morality or immorality of his actions, I don't give a rip about his actions or the morality or immorality of them, although I certainly would understand why his wife might think otherwise. But that is a personal matter between him and his wife.
The bottom line is this, Anthony never sold himself to his constituents as a holier-than-thou family values guy, nor did he climb up on
So let me state this clearly, loudly, and without equivocation, I do not think Anthony Weiner should resign. I also do not think that any other Dem should get all high and mighty and call for his resignation either. We all have made stupid mistakes, so who are any of us to judge? Anthony Weiner's fate is for his constituents to decide.
But then there is Senator Diaper Dave Vitter from the good state of Louisiana. And he did sell himself as a holier-than-thou family values guy, and he did climb up on
So let me state this clearly, loudly, and without equivocation, I do think David Vitter should have resigned and still should. I also do not think any Republican should get too high and mighty either, because when you set yourself up as a "good" Christian with "good" Family and Christian Values and do a bit too much harping on the "Sanctity of Marriage", you are climbing pretty damn high up on your moral high-horse and it can be a long fall down.
Anthony Weiner stumbled pretty badly, but he didn't sell us a rotten bill of goods. David Vitter did and for the life of me, I do not understand why he remains in office. He doesn't have the moral high ground to be legislating anything.
Image via JMG who got it from here.