Anthony Weiner just announced that he’s taking a leave of absence from Congress to get professional help. Obviously, he’s been listening to the advice of The Mouthy Housewives.
I know some people have tired of all the Weiner coverage but I say, keep it coming. I just can not believe the crazy
texts that he sent and received from all those women. That guy was really getting his money’s worth from his unlimited texting plan.
This story just makes the rest of us just look so good. I mean, I don’t feel like such a moron when I drive all the way to the pool club and then get a call from my dad, “Did you mean to leave your pool bag in the middle of the driveway?”
I still feel great about myself because even though I just drove all the way to the pool without towels, water, snacks, hats and sunscreen at least I’m not sending sleazy texts to random guys I’ve picked up on Facebook and Twitter. Hurray for me!
Wiener is obviously totally humiliated and there is no way he can focus on doing his Congressional work, mostly because he’s too busy groveling to his pregnant wife. Still, I don’t think he should step down.
If he resigns now, he’ll just be a disgraced politician with a future as a TV pundit on some low rated cable show. He should stick it out and hope his constituents re-elect him.
President Clinton had a sexual affair with an intern involving a cigar for gosh sakes, lied about it, ultimately refused to resign and today he’s a respected former President who has to put up with the occasional Monica Lewinsky joke. Okay, a lot of Lewinsky jokes but still.
I don’t really personally care what happens to Weiner. He’s not my Congressman and he’s not my husband (I really dodged a bullet there). But it would be a mistake for him to give up now on his political career.
Clinton got through the firestorm and I bet Weiner will too.