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Defending Anthony Weiner
In defense of Anthony Weiner
I am tired of hearing about Weinergate and the news media obsession about the mans private parts on twitter. I am hear to defend Anthony Weiner in terms of him staying in office as a Congressman. He is not going to win husband of the year and yes it is a bit creepy that he would decide to take pictures of his body and send them to people on twitter, however this does not make him a bad person. I figured it would only be a matter of time before his own party members in the Democratic Party would toss him under the bus for this scandal. I find it unbelievable the amount of news coverage the media has placed on this story. With all the problems in America with poverty, national debt, health care, social security and various wars going on around the world the media is concerned about this story that just won't end.
Did Congressman Weiner break the law the answer is no, it seems to me this is more of a personal and moral problem that he will have to sort out behind the scenes. Why is it that the news media and others on Congress want to destroy this man. Other members of Congress have more serious issues than taking some lewd pictures of themselves and sharing it via twitter.
Lets take a look at a few instances of bad behavior for Politicians;
Senator Ted Kennedy of course was caught up in the Chappaquiddick incident in which involved the death of Mary Jo Kopechne who was found underwater in a vehicle driven by the Senator. What happened to Kennedy over the incident as far as his career in Congress well nothing he managed to serve another 30 years.
President George W. Bush who justified war in Iraq over weapons of mass destruction the conflict caused 1000's of deaths to Americans and Iraqis as well cost trillions of dollars. Of well no big deal it would have been far worse if Bush had sent pictures of himself in his underwear.
Rep Charles Rangel was found guilty on 11 out of 12 charges on the house ethics committee. It did earn him a centure which really does not mean much. I should note the Congressman Rangel supports Rep Weiner.
These are only a few examples of other politicians that have been in hot water and have not really had much done to them other than a slap on the wrist or harsh criticism. The point is let Congressman Weiner decide his own fate and deal with his personal matters, let the voters decide if he is worthy enough to stay in Congress. He probably has far greater problems at home and does not need his so-called friends in the Democratic Party to pile on and make matters worse.