17 June 2011

How to Lose Your Job with a Click of a Button

Anthony Weiner has finally resigned. Took him long enough. I guess he had to wait for his wife Huma to come home to tell him what the smart thing was to do.

I can't say that I'm sorry to see him go. The Democratic Party will be at a loss without their 'attack dog'. But don't cry for him since he still keeps his million dollar pension and benefits.

A great article published by the New York Post, "Why Sex Scandals Matter", made a couple excellent points.

First - Any politician who 'sexts' or actually has 'sexual relations' with someone other than their spouse puts themselves in a very tenuous position open to blackmail.

Second - Democrats say that since they don't claim to stand for 'family values' they should be let off the hook. (Makes me feel better.)
Weiner’s defenders essentially are saying this: Democrats don’t wag their fingers in the national face when talking about the importance of family. (They only do that when they’re saying, “I did not have sex with that woman.”) So we should assume that all Democrats think the wedding vows they proclaimed in a legal ceremony in front of all their friends and loved ones are a joke.

There is some reason to credit this latter point. Clinton himself officiated at the ceremony and jokingly said that you take your chances when you marry a politician because it’s “easy to distrust them, whatever their religion.”

If the vows made before your G-d and your fiance don't mean anything... than those promises to uphold the Constitution can't mean a whole lot more.

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