Weiner was tap-dancing so fast for the last few days he made Fred Astaire look like a piker. We all knew he was lying. Today finally saw the denouement: more photos (some x-rated), more texts, more women, and a full confession. The only thing missing was the one thing the American people deserved: a resignation.
The House of Representatives is a symbol for America. It should have a certain dignity. We know that it is staffed by imperfect human beings, but they have an obligation to their office and to the American people to hold themselves up to a certain standard. When they so obviously fail to do so, they shouldn’t continue sully America’s representative body. But of course, being a Democrat means never having to say “I resign.” (I would assume, of course, that Weiner had a quick confab with Frank to find out the protocol for riding out an embarrassing sexual scandal.)
Aside from the appearance of propriety that should characterize service in this august public office. Andrew Breitbart has made the valid point that these kind of shenanigans expose government officials to the risk of blackmail. With that kind of salacious garbage floating around, it would be only too easy for venal people, or even treasonous ones, to take advantage of Weiner’s desire to keep his peccadilloes out of the public eye.
The whole thing is tawdry, disgusting, demeaning, and it reflects badly on the Democrats that they are not doing what Republicans would have done, and demanding that Weiner leave office immediately.