So Anthony Weiner is yet again, before even fully making his comeback, embroiled in the second-lamest sex scandal of all time.
Obligatory calls for Weiner to resign have already been bleating from the usual suspects — just five minutes of listening to Chris Matthews last night involved a bevy of nobodies opining that cybersex is some sort of indication a person’s fitness for public office is suspect.
I think we can reasonable assume Weiner really likes to trade nude selfies and dirty words with girls on the internet. And even after his career was possibly fatally off-tracked due to this desire to display his dangle, he can’t stop doing it.
Newsflash: politician has poor sexual judgement. We saw it with Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer, we saw it with the “wide stance” guy and countless others with a fondness for “pages.” (Not the web kind, but the assistant kind.)
We also saw it back in 2007, when Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) was found to not be flirting with women online or exchanging pictures of his johnson, but actually frequenting D.C. call girl services for some time.
As a matter of fact, Vitter actually got calls from escortswhile votes were taking place in the House, where he was elected before he became a Senator. Vitter has never been raked over the coals by any Republicans, and by the way, opposes abortion, marriage equality, and supports abstinence ed, saying unironically:
“Abstinence education is a public health strategy focused on risk avoidance that aims to help young people avoid exposure to harm… by teaching teenagers that saving sex until marriage and remaining faithful afterwards is the best choice for health and happiness.”
The difference between Anthony Weiner and David Vitter? Well, one is closing — Vitter clearly managed to actually get some real-life play from his sex worker liaisons, despite having a wife and four kids at home in the Bayou State.
Weiner received no such forgiveness from the Republican Party, who threw huge stones at the fiery former congressman until he stepped down. So let’s get this straight — sexting is something that makes a guy totally unfit to serve, but taking calls from hookers or madams while you’re on the floor of the House during votes, totally not a problem, right?
Do you think Weiner is being targeted because of the “sex” scandals, or is it really more because of the threat he presents to the GOP?