Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Problem with Weiner

So, Anthony Weiner has resigned, and I don't know how I feel about it.

As a woman, I am happy to see him put his tail between his legs and leave the limelight. As a woman, I feel sorry for his wife -- for the pain and embarrassment she must be enduring because her husband was foolish enough to think that he could become sexually intimate with strangers on line and never get caught. As a woman/mother/grandmother/sister, I have absolutely no respect for Anthony Weiner and the women he engaged with on Twitter and Facebook.

But as a Democrat, I am heartbroken. Anthony Weiner was such a force in the Democratic Party. He was a man who wasn't afraid to say exactly what needed to be said. As a Liberal, I am crushed. We have lost someone who stood up to Republicans and who fought the good fight on behalf of the middle class and poor. As a Liberal/Democrat/Progressive, I have lost respect for Anthony Weiner because he put his desire for the sexual validation of strangers ahead of his desire to do the job he was elected to do - fix our Country.

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