"I shot the Sheriff, but I did NOT shoot the deputy"?
This seems like a personal matter, until you think about the possibility of blackmail. How many more of these pols have the same thing going on, but have been blackmailed into doing something for someone else?
9. In this case, I probably will. He didn't even lie about a blowjob: He lied about flirting online.
But as far as blackmail in politics, in American politics, I think it's going on in a grand scale and I think Rep. Weiner is the very very least of those who have been compromised. And in using the word compromised, by making his admission as he did, I don't see him being under anyone's thumb.
That's just me and I am more than aware that there will be differing opinions on the matter.
14. As a dude I am not particularly fond of what being horny has made me do.
Have I ever done anything like flirt online when I was in a relationship? No, actually, I haven't. But that's me. But I register this in an entirely different spectrum than if he'd actually had A) met any of these women in person or certainly B) had sexual contact with them.
17. Any husband of mine who'd been sending photos of his junk
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 03:53 PM by The Velveteen Ocelot
to strange women on the Internets would have a lotta 'splainin' to do. I would not be amused. However, that whole issue is something Weiner and his wife will have to work out for themselves.
On the other hand, it was monumentally stupid for him to put photos of same out there in the social media where they can go anywhere, be seen by anyone, be altered and manipulated and used in a lot of ways to mess you up. Because he acted like a horny 17-year-old, Weiner became a sitting duck for a slimeball like Breitbart.
I don't think he necessarily ought to resign on this account. But this incident should be a lesson to all politicians who can't keep their virtual dicks in their pants. It was a really idiotic thing to do.
30. I agree, but he should have handled this better
The first thing he should have done was be honest with his wife, then respond sensibly to the public.
I'm more concerned about politicians who lie about ethics and other things that pertain to their office. When it comes down to it, all of us would panic and perhaps be untruthful when it comes to a partner, that's a human reaction.
38. Here's the question, really: Do you take him at his admission or not?
If you don't, then the speculation really has no end. It's tough for me to believe that this admission was inauthentic. I can absolutely be comfortable in a world where others questioned his authenticity. It all comes down to your gut feeling or the moral extrapolations one makes in a situation like this.
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators
Important Notices: By participating on this discussion
board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules
page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the
opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent
the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.