I will start off saying that I don’t think that posting your junk on twitter is a brilliant thing to do, but it also isn’t something that should force someone to lose his job, and yes I am referring to the Anthony Weiner case.
That said, I do have a few addendum to that:
* What Anthony “twitter” Weiner did was no different from what Chris “craigslist” Lee did, so if you called for his resignation (Dems) then you should call for Weiner’s resignation. If you thought Lee should keep his job (Repubs) you should think that Weiner should keep his job. Anything else is just plain political hypocrisy in my book.
* Weiner’s bigger sin in my book is the 10 day media circus where he lied upon lies claiming he was hacked, that the picture was photoshopped or whatever. As a firebrand politician, with a sharp wit, he should have used that wit to be honest, and this whole thing would have blown over.
* I would expect our politicians to get with the program. In a world where nothing is really secret, and news media/bloggers get info out to the world in a matter of seconds, anything that you do, especially on line will probably be exposed, and the more powerful or famous you are, the faster that will happen. After so many politicians were busted for sex scandals, you would think that the rest would show some restraint, or at least discretion. For that alone, the ones who didn’t learn the lesson deserve what they get.
I wish that Weiner could stick around to continue to champion progressive causes, but I think that his decision to resign was the first smart thing he did since this whole mess started.
I know that it is naive to hope for honest, upstanding politicians that I can look up to, but I do.