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2013-01-29 10:36:22 AM  
As a member of Congress?  He should soundly poll his constituents first.  No matter how wonderful the loving support feels today, will it stand when it is held up to whacks from the opposition?
 
2013-01-29 10:41:19 AM  
...it would take a lot of money for a shot at it.
 
2013-01-29 10:42:09 AM  
He's going to have a hard time, although he does have a shot at it, since he leans a bit to the left.
 
2013-01-29 10:47:38 AM  
I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.
 
RJB [BareFark]
2013-01-29 10:50:31 AM  
He should definitely come back. We need more pillars of leadership in Congress after the mess that Senator Johnson made in last week's Benghazi hearings.
 
2013-01-29 10:55:17 AM  

CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.


Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.
 
2013-01-29 10:59:48 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.


I wouldn't say it's ruined. I mean, was there even penetration?! You can't have a sex scandal without the sex, can you? Showing your clothed cock online ruins one's political career, but agreeing to the Iraq war, OKing torture, and letting the bankers who dry-raped the economy walk doesn't? Hopefully, Anthony Weiner's constituents are a little more mature than most of the couch-fainters in America, and progressives can have an articulate voice again. Until, of course, New York Republicans gerrymander him out of his district.
 
2013-01-29 11:01:21 AM  

EyeballKid: Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.

I wouldn't say it's ruined. I mean, was there even penetration?! You can't have a sex scandal without the sex, can you? Showing your clothed cock online ruins one's political career, but agreeing to the Iraq war, OKing torture, and letting the bankers who dry-raped the economy walk doesn't? Hopefully, Anthony Weiner's constituents are a little more mature than most of the couch-fainters in America, and progressives can have an articulate voice again. Until, of course, New York Republicans gerrymander him out of his district.


You guys... what the hell,,,, way to kill it.
 
2013-01-29 11:05:07 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.


It was incredibly frustrating- lamest sex scandal ever. He did some harmless consensual online flirting- and that's worth ruining a career over? I'd wager his wife probably wouldn't have even cared about it had it not become a national story.
 
2013-01-29 11:07:46 AM  

daveUSMC: He's going to have a hard time, although he does have a shot at it, since he leans a bit to the left.


Yep, that was a left-leaning member of Congress all right.
 
2013-01-29 11:09:13 AM  

daveUSMC: EyeballKid: Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.

I wouldn't say it's ruined. I mean, was there even penetration?! You can't have a sex scandal without the sex, can you? Showing your clothed cock online ruins one's political career, but agreeing to the Iraq war, OKing torture, and letting the bankers who dry-raped the economy walk doesn't? Hopefully, Anthony Weiner's constituents are a little more mature than most of the couch-fainters in America, and progressives can have an articulate voice again. Until, of course, New York Republicans gerrymander him out of his district.

You guys... what the hell,,,, way to kill it.


Kill what? That rarest of moments when one can make a dick joke on the internet? I think you'll recover just fine.
 
2013-01-29 11:10:48 AM  

CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.


I'm mad that he is married to that unbelievable piece of ass Huma Abedin and even that wasn't enough for him.
 
2013-01-29 11:11:08 AM  

Genevieve Marie: Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.

It was incredibly frustrating- lamest sex scandal ever. He did some harmless consensual online flirting- and that's worth ruining a career over? I'd wager his wife probably wouldn't have even cared about it had it not become a national story.


Agreed. There are members of congress who are still there who have done waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy worse. I think if he had stuck it out a few more weeks it would have blown over. I think he put his wife first.
 
2013-01-29 11:11:13 AM  

Genevieve Marie: Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.

It was incredibly frustrating- lamest sex scandal ever. He did some harmless consensual online flirting- and that's worth ruining a career over? I'd wager his wife probably wouldn't have even cared about it had it not become a national story.


No, it was more than that. I've flirted plenty of times and ever once texted unsolicited crotch photos. That was bad and, if not quite harassment, certainly an exercise of horrible, horrible judgment. He might make a comeback, but probably not to the heights he had envisioned for himself. I mean, this is a guy who considered himself presidential material. That dream is gone, and so is the dream of being mayor or governor. But people who have done worse have made it back to the House.
 
2013-01-29 11:11:35 AM  
Some men are just too farking greedy.
 
2013-01-29 11:14:57 AM  
i'm oozing with anticipation. dripping with excitement. throbbing with delight.
 
2013-01-29 11:17:59 AM  

CPennypacker: Agreed. There are members of congress who are still there who have done waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy worse. I think if he had stuck it out a few more weeks it would have blown over. I think he put his wife first.


My senator felt the need to impugn Bill Clinton's morality, and then it turned up in the DC madam scandal that he liked hookers to dress him up in diapers.

The same DC madame who decided to conveniently kill herself shortly after the scandal became public.

I'm not suggesting he killed her, mind you.  Just that Vitter's scandal was far juicier than a boner tweet, and his constituents will keep sending him back to congress until he rots; diapers and all.
 
2013-01-29 11:19:04 AM  

gilgigamesh: The same DC madame who decided to conveniently kill herself shortly after the scandal became public.

I'm not suggesting he killed her, mind you.


Of course not. He had her killed.
 
2013-01-29 11:29:41 AM  
Is Weiner ready to expose himself to voters again?
 
2013-01-29 11:46:32 AM  
I'd forgive him. As long as they stay legal, matters of the heart, no matter stupid, should remain none of my business.

I *think* I used all those commas correctly.
 
2013-01-29 11:48:34 AM  
Exception to the above: cruel acts can still show character, especially if the person in questionakes moral superiority a part of their platform.
 
2013-01-29 11:50:14 AM  
Penis.
 
2013-01-29 11:51:22 AM  
Considering Mark Sanford is trying to run again and people are actually taking him seriously...
 
2013-01-29 11:53:30 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Considering Mark Sanford is trying to run again and people are actually taking him seriously...


Remember, this is South Carolina we're talking about, where Alvin Greene was a legitimate candidate for the U.S. Senate. I'm surprised the state anthem isn't just a rim shot.
 
2013-01-29 11:55:14 AM  

gilgigamesh: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

I'm mad that he is married to that unbelievable piece of ass Huma Abedin and even that wasn't enough for him.


Infidelity is rarely because the spouse (or the mistress) is or is not attractive.

Plus, hot wife doesn't necessarily mean hot sex.

Just sayin'.

All that being said, that Weiner deserves another shot. He should go hard and not let them tuck him away. He's too solid to let those nuts get in the way!
 
2013-01-29 12:05:39 PM  

Smackledorfer: matters of the heart


among other organs
 
2013-01-29 12:27:22 PM  
Ffs. Come back.
What the hell do I care if you can't keep it in your pants so long as you are doing your job in an effective and successful manner?
 
2013-01-29 12:43:50 PM  

Bontesla: Ffs. Come back.
What the hell do I care if you can't keep it in your pants so long as you are doing your job in an effective and successful manner?


See: Clinton, Bill
 
2013-01-29 12:44:27 PM  

EyeballKid: Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.

I wouldn't say it's ruined. I mean, was there even penetration?! You can't have a sex scandal without the sex, can you? Showing your clothed cock online ruins one's political career, but agreeing to the Iraq war, OKing torture, and letting the bankers who dry-raped the economy walk doesn't? Hopefully, Anthony Weiner's constituents are a little more mature than most of the couch-fainters in America, and progressives can have an articulate voice again. Until, of course, New York Republicans gerrymander him out of his district.


If South Carolina could re-elect Strom Thurmond time and time again after all his crap, then Anthony Weiner getting back to Congress should be a shoo-in.
 
2013-01-29 01:20:48 PM  

CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.


I don't know how effective he can be now. I still remember Ted Kennedy silence during the Anita Hill inquisition.
 
2013-01-29 01:34:49 PM  

Super Chronic: Genevieve Marie: Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.

It was incredibly frustrating- lamest sex scandal ever. He did some harmless consensual online flirting- and that's worth ruining a career over? I'd wager his wife probably wouldn't have even cared about it had it not become a national story.

No, it was more than that. I've flirted plenty of times and ever once texted unsolicited crotch photos. That was bad and, if not quite harassment, certainly an exercise of horrible, horrible judgment. He might make a comeback, but probably not to the heights he had envisioned for himself. I mean, this is a guy who considered himself presidential material. That dream is gone, and so is the dream of being mayor or governor. But people who have done worse have made it back to the House.


I think this is a generational opinion. Wait until the facebook generation starts to creep into politics. In 30 years we will look back on this and wonder why we cared so much about a pic of him in his underwear when half of the current senate and house all have "had their cell phones hacked and nude pics released."

personally, I think this is an exercise of horrible,horrible judgement:

l3.yimg.com
 
2013-01-29 02:01:04 PM  

Hyjamon: I think this is a generational opinion. Wait until the facebook generation starts to creep into politics. In 30 years we will look back on this and wonder why we cared so much about a pic of him in his underwear when half of the current senate and house all have "had their cell phones hacked and nude pics released.


Could be. I've let my view be known on the sports tab about Mani Te'o, the Notre Dame linebacker with the fake girlfriend. It astonishes me that people in his age cohort can live out a whole life on Twitter and think nothing of it. Even so, with Weiner, being an early adopter is great and all, but I kind of doubt this is an area where one wants to be ahead of the curve.

Hyjamon: personally, I think this is an exercise of horrible,horrible judgement:

[l3.yimg.com image 310x233]


No disagreement there.
 
2013-01-29 02:27:16 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

Same here. He was a (generally) smart liberal who would fight for what he believed in. Way to ruin his career over something so stupid.


He could come to California. We're a lot more tolerant of a Weiner's weener than you East Coast pansies.
 
2013-01-29 02:51:36 PM  

DeaH: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

I don't know how effective he can be now. I still remember Ted Kennedy silence during the Anita Hill inquisition.


He wouldn't be able to go for the VP or Presidency, but continuing to be a Representative, Senator, or even Governor is not unheard of. It is New York, after all.

/New Yorker born and raised
 
2013-01-29 03:03:02 PM  

EighthDay: DeaH: CPennypacker: I'm still mad at you, Anthony. We needed you.

I don't know how effective he can be now. I still remember Ted Kennedy silence during the Anita Hill inquisition.

He wouldn't be able to go for the VP or Presidency, but continuing to be a Representative, Senator, or even Governor is not unheard of. It is New York, after all.

/New Yorker born and raised


Oh, he could take office. That's not my point. I am not sure he should.
 
2013-01-29 03:47:28 PM  
I'd say democrats are probably hosed after Bloomberg. Can he run again?
 
2013-01-29 04:09:01 PM  

EyeballKid: gilgigamesh: The same DC madame who decided to conveniently kill herself shortly after the scandal became public.

I'm not suggesting he killed her, mind you.

Of course not. He had her killed.


Oh, please. What makes you think that? Do you have any evidence that she didn't suicide? Any at all?
 
2013-01-29 04:15:09 PM  

DeaH: Oh, he could take office. That's not my point. I am not sure he should.


I suppose it depends on if he lets it muzzle his previously fiery rhetoric. I view the scandal as much ado about nothing, and like Slick Willy, the worst thing he did in the whole thing was lie about it. But then he faced the music, owned up to it, and now is trying to move on.

If there were another vocal Democrat to take Weiner's place, I wouldn't see it as a big deal if he stayed out of public office, but most of them seem content to remain in the background and just let legislation happen. I'd rather have a once-tarnished but revitalized star statesman over a bunch of humdrum second-stringers.
 
2013-01-29 06:53:13 PM  
Give 'em the full Monty, Anthony!
 
2013-01-29 11:00:57 PM  
I don't care what he was doing on his own time, I'm just upset that he fell for such a classic set up. I seriously thought he was smarter than that. I really believed we would see a president Weiner in the near to middling future.

/And not just because I would get mega-snickers at saluting the Weiner.
 
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