It was only a couple of weeks ago, we were asking the question about Arnold Schwarzenegger: Why do so many powerful men – from Bill Clinton to John Edwards to Silvio Berloscuni – end up in sex scandals?
The answer, of course, is that all men think with their penis, not their brain. And that’s especially true of men in power.
And here we go again.
Anthony Weiner may be one of the least harmful, but one of the dumbest, of them all. For years, by his own admission, he’s been sexting with younger women around the country – even sending them suggestive photos – but never actually meeting up with them and having physical sex.
In a sense, it’s a harmless activity. Nobody is forced into anything. Nobody gets pregnant. Nobody gets hurt. Unless……
Unless you’re a prominent, elected politician and those photos and emails become public – which any idiot should have known was bound to happen, sooner or later. Then your goose is cooked.
Weiner was one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. Slam dunk to be the next Mayor of New York. But, no longer.
Should he be forced to resign? No. He didn’t break the law. His punishment is the disgrace, shame, and political exile he’ll have to face.
And, for someone as ambitious as Anthony Weiner, that’s punishment enough.
That’s’ my parting shot for today.