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Who’s Up for Some More Weiner?

Posted on | June 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

I’m kind of Weinered out today, frankly, but I know readers expect their daily dose of Weiner updates, so here goes:

So there’s your daily dose of Weiner updates, and here’s my latest American Spectator column:

Police showed up Friday afternoon at the home of a 17-year-old girl in Delaware who had been among Rep. Anthony Weiner’s online fans. Within 24 hours, three top Democrats issued calls for Weiner’s resignation.
The timing was merely a coincidence, some Democratic sources told reporters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel had actually been planning to release their statements anyway. Their “coordinated effort was [already] in the works,” one insider told Russell Berman of the Hill, adding that the statements “were released on Saturday to get ahead of the Sunday shows and the return of lawmakers on Monday.” So while the Brooklyn congressman was announcing that he would take a leave of absence to seek “professional treatment” for whatever compulsions led to the scandal that has become known as WeinerGate, his Democratic colleagues were chiefly concerned about working the news cycle to their advantage.
Democrats appear increasingly desperate to put political distance between their party and the disastrously disgraced Weiner, because they have no idea what further revelations await. . . .

Read the whole thing, because you can never have too much Weiner.

UPDATE: The latest on Congressman Junkshot:

A Democratic source who spoke to Anthony Weiner after Democratic leaders called on him to resign Saturday told CNN that even with that public hammer dropped on him, Weiner made clear he was still “on the fence” about whether to step down.Democratic sources CNN has talked to since Saturday said that Weiner told Democrats pressuring him to go that he wanted to wait for his wife Huma to return from a trip with Hillary Clinton. . . .
The same Democratic source said that Weiner was emotionally falling apart on the phone in this and other conversations and in a state of “despair.” Other Democratic sources who talked to him late last week described him the same way. Another person who spoke to him on Saturday called Weiner’s disposition “turbulent.”

So, he’s an emotional basket case who still thinks he’s fit for high public office.

“Not only are political sex scandals great fun, they serve an important social purpose. They remind us that we should think twice before we cede more power to these clowns.”
Gene Healey, quoted by Matt Welch at Reason Hit & Run


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