Can anyone tell me why so many famous and powerful men decide not only to take pictures of their private parts but to text, tweet and email them to people?
How many men have to be caught before men actually learn from the guys who have gone before?
This time it's Congressman Anthony Weiner. Here was a successful politician, a rising star in the Democratic Party and a possible candidate for mayor of New York in the next election. He had a really bright future, but there was a camera built into his phone and he just couldn't help himself. He had to strip down and take a few pictures.
Others who have succumbed to this temptation include Tiger Woods, Brett Favre and former Congressman Chris Lee. Lee resigned after his photo -- which was very similar to some of those tweeted by Anthony Weiner -- went public. Weiner has decided to try to ride out the storm and the pundits are busy debating if he can survive.
At least he appeared at his press conference to announce that he has been lying to us for the last 10 days alone. I am thankful there was no dutiful wife standing just off to the side looking as though she had been hit by a truck, still reeling from the news. Weiner apologized to her and then threw her under a bus. He said she knew about his sexcapades. He said he has been doing this for about three years, which means he was indulging his internet fantasies before and during his marriage. Am I really supposed to believe that this was all happening with his wife's knowledge and consent? Puhleeze.
Me thinks that the congressman is still lying. The congressman is a liar; how am I supposed to believe anything this man says? He did not want to go into detail about his relationships with what he says is six different women. He wants us to believe he realizes that what he did was wrong and that he is going back to work and he is going to work on being a better man. He became emotional while referring to his wife and their families.
I think the congressman is upset, embarrassed and remorseful. He is upset that he got caught. He is embarrassed that we now know his dirty little secret and he regrets the loss of the pristine image he had painted, wrapped and sold to us for the last 14 years.
I don't think what Congressman Weiner did was so awful. What makes me angry is being deceived. I hate not trusting the people who represent me and who make our laws. You want that job? Then really stand for something. Don't just offer me lip service. It would be so refreshing at a time like this if this wasn't just another exercise in damage control.
By the way, there is no way we can have a Mayor Weiner at this point in time. Digital pictures on the internet are forever. Sorry.
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