Thursday, June 09, 2011

What to do about this Weiner now

Unexpectedly took the day off for a little trip to the mountains yesterday. Crashed out early after all that fresh air and boat riding. Have to deal with car stuff this morning, so I'm outsourcing my first post of the day to Mistermix who says Weiner should stay put. I'll give you the lede and the closer but I agree with his whole post.
I’ll leave the higher moral questions of whether Anthony Weiner should resign to the fainting couch brigade, but the politics are dirt simple. Weiner should remain in his seat until the next general election. [...]

Weiner didn’t do anything that will merit more than a slap on the wrist from the House Ethics committee, and whatever national political damage he could do has already been done. He needs to stay in his seat, turn off his Blackberry, and ride out the next year so that Democrats can hold NY-9.
Do read the middle at the link for his cogent explanation of why this is would be the best outcome.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well, 'wide stance' Larry didn't resign and has plenty of supporters in the same moral outrage theater, but I really, really, really wish elected officials would behave like adults.

Maybe the Chinese emperors had the right idea by allowing only eunuchs to hold certain offices.

8:58:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Weiner is really a weiner for doing this, but he's certainly not the first pol to succumb to his groupies. Mix is right. All the general damage has been done. Spending money on a special doesn't make sense when his term is up in a year anyway.

9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Indications are that a majority of his constituents would vote for him again.

I still think we have to provide adult supervision for elected officials, or chastity belts or um, surgery.

9:01:00 AM  

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