Anthony Weiner's apparent delusion is that he can have political redemption effortlessly--without a process of true sharing of his mind and behavior; that he has suffered sufficiently for voters to trust him with their city.
It seems that South Carolina voters are all too ready to forgive the "family values conservative" who misused public funds, secretly left the country and lied to his entire staff about his whereabouts and deceived his wife about his sexual affairs with his South American mistress.
Sometimes the body from which a political party springs is so filled with bile and corruption that its healthiest components should seek to go their own way. A case in point is today's Republican Party.
f I'm having open-heart surgery, I care only that the person performing it is a freaking-great doctor. Not who he is sleeping with. That's who I feel about politicians, too. But what I do care about is hypocrisy.
When I was a young, mouthy conservative, I expressed a lot of strong ideas about marriage. Now, twenty-one years into my own marriage, I have to concede that so-called traditional marriage is anything but traditional.