What can you say about Eric Massa, except – it’s sad, sad, sad.
Overnight, he went from the person I believed about everything – to the person I believe about nothing.
Overnight, he went from the hero of liberals – to the darling of right-wingers.
Overnight, he went from the hope of the Democratic Party – to the man who’s trying to destroy the Democratic Party.
And overnight, he went from someone who was fighting to win – that’s why we loved him – to a man too eager to quit and walk away from a fight.
I just don’t get it. And I’ve never before seen a politician self-destruct so far, so fast.
Why did he quit? Who knows? He’s changed his story so many times, it’s hard to keep up with the latest version.
Was it because of the sexual harassment allegations? Maybe. But, if he’s as innocent as he says he is, that’s no reason to leave Congress.
Was it because of health? Again, maybe. But Dick Cheney had four heart attacks and still served eight years as vice-president.
One thing for sure: Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Rahm Emanuel didn’t force him out. Massa left on his own.
I’m going to miss the old Eric Massa. I hope the new Eric Massa gets the professional help he needs.
That’s my parting shot for today.