Bob Schieffer laid into New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner during Sunday's "Face The Nation."
New details emerged last week that Weiner continued to send sexually explicit messages online even after he resigned from Congress and embarked on a redemptive media tour. Despite multiple calls to exit the race, Weiner has vowed to remain a candidate for New York City mayor.
"What can be said about the Anthony Weiner story that hasn't been said before? Actually, several things," Schieffer said. "One, it is not funny. It is sickening. Two, it is important. The mayor of New York is not only the most powerful municipal post in America, but because New York is so big and is the media capital of the world, the mayor of New York occupies a bully pulpit, second in bullyishness only to that of the White House."
The rest of us may not like it, but what the mayor of New York says matters far beyond the New York City limits. Which is why someone with Anthony Weiner's problems has no business there and should leave the race. Anthony Weiner is not an entertaining kook, he is a new-age flasher who has traded the traditional raincoat that can be opened to show his wares for a digital camera that enables him to expose himself for the world, a dubious technological achievement.
Weiner's campaign manager, Danny Kedem, quit over the weekend, reportedly due to the new sexting revelations that came out last week.