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(The Daily Beast)   Mitt Romney's chief strategist, who saw nothing wrong with Mark Sanford running for Congress after sex scandal, sees major problems with Anthony Weiner running for NYC mayor after sex scandal   (thedailybeast.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Anthony Weiner, Stuart Stevens, nyc mayor, congresses, Virginia Thomas, cycle of poverty, sex scandals, hypocrites  
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2013-05-21 02:18:40 PM  
4 votes:
"Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign."

Who in their right mind would brag about something like that?
2013-05-21 05:20:47 PM  
3 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: Hey Weiner-

You were a firebrand and I loved you. That was before your dick-tweeting. You showed an incredible lack of character and I'll never believe anything you say again, so go away. And for christ's sake, start doing right by your wife, you schmuck.



What?? You mutherfarkers are a trip. By no means am I excusing the dick tweet, but there's ONE person who that should matter too...HIS WIFE. If she can forgive him for actions that fall short of infidelity, then why are you all so torn up about it? Smart people do dumb shiat sometimes. Stop with this judgemental bullshiat about small stuff. You're going to get some asshole elected who is going to do far worse because instead of worrying about policies you'll be checking the internet to make sure the other guy doesn't have any dick pics. This is the bullshiat that got GWB elected the first time. Its not up to a politician to be the shining example of nuclear family life. He has a farking job, just like the guy in the butcher shop and the women in the bank. Unless he is engaging in activity that DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS some policy that he is pushing or some law that he sponsored, STFU about their personal lives.

/end rant
2013-05-22 06:11:58 AM  
1 vote:
I don't get it, Wiener probably deserved what he received, but he was not in an actual relationship with other women, and didn't forsake his job duties.

I could even forgive what's his name for screwing hookers, because he didn't involve girlfriends that would cause trouble.  It was efficient penis management.

Unlike Sanford who didn't keep things in control and fell in love with the girlfriend.  Then abandon his job for a few weeks.  The screwing around thing could be forgivable....going on leave isn't.

/She is hot.
2013-05-21 08:09:46 PM  
1 vote:
Mitt Romney's Chief Strategist should never admit any of that ever again.
2013-05-21 06:35:37 PM  
1 vote:

Lollipop165: Anthony Weiner has been pretty popular in NYC for a few years. When the "scandal" broke it was more "HAHA his penis!" than any real outrage.


As it really should have been. He didn't actually hurt anyone (other than his wife - that must have sucked for her), he didn't cost taxpayers money.  Really, he just embarrassed himself.

The worst part of it, to me, was "this guy is someone who I think SHOULD be in politics and he gave up too easily."  I don't live in NYC anymore, but I'd like to see him win. That said, I think the job is Christine Quinn's, unless she's caught with a live boy or a dead girl.
2013-05-21 06:20:32 PM  
1 vote:

Nebulious: It's been said several times before, but I'll say it again.

Sanford doesn't deserve to hold office not because he had an affair. That happens, and I'd like to think that a person can be separately judged by their personal and professional foibles. The problem is that the man lied about his location to his staff, and his security detail.  While governor of the state, he then disappeared off the grid for days, emerging only when the media caught wind. I can tolerate adulterers in office if they're good at their jobs. But this is an unforgivable offence and a dangerous dereliction of duty.


That, and:

1) He stole from the public till to make that trip.  I don't want to hear that he paid the money back.  If the only penalty for theft is you have to return the loot, there is no incentive not to steal.

2) The Publicans are the ones herping and derping about "family values".  Clearly "family values" has nothing to do with marital fidelity and everything to do with them Feelthy Queers.
2013-05-21 06:20:26 PM  
1 vote:
Hmmm, if the choice is between a guy who had an affair and lied about it (no not Clinton, the other guy), and a pervy Twitter weirdo who tried to deflect the press by alleging Breitbart must have hacked his account, I know who I'd pick.
2013-05-21 06:16:04 PM  
1 vote:
It's been said several times before, but I'll say it again.

Sanford doesn't deserve to hold office not because he had an affair. That happens, and I'd like to think that a person can be separately judged by their personal and professional foibles. The problem is that the man lied about his location to his staff, and his security detail.  While governor of the state, he then disappeared off the grid for days, emerging only when the media caught wind. I can tolerate adulterers in office if they're good at their jobs. But this is an unforgivable offence and a dangerous dereliction of duty.
2013-05-21 05:24:38 PM  
1 vote:

Car_Ramrod: "Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign."

Who in their right mind would brag about something like that?


That was my first thought, too, but then I realized that the right wing noise machine still devotes plenty of time to the "wisdom" of Karl Rove, Donny Rumsfeld, Michele Bachmann, Dick Cheney, Dick Morris, Sarah Palin and plenty of others whose combined streaks of being 180owrong on pretty much everything have been solidified for over a decade.

Tweet your dick as a Democrat?  You're out.  Everyone (rightly so, imho) thinks you're unreliable and exhibit extremely poor self control

WMDs?  Vaccines cause autism? ACORN? Death panels?  "the" math?  Romney wins OR, PA, OH, FL, VA, NV, NH and NM?  Unskewed?  Study it out?  Oh, you're welcome here in the GOP's talking room where being horribly, laughably and publicly wrong are not seen as any hinderance to your career fleecing the rubes.
2013-05-21 05:13:20 PM  
1 vote:

Soup4Bonnie: Hey Weiner-

You were a firebrand and I loved you. That was before your dick-tweeting. You showed an incredible lack of character and I'll never believe anything you say again, so go away. And for christ's sake, start doing right by your wife, you schmuck.


So you're saying a man cannot be a good politician/lawmaker and also enjoy admiration from a woman other than his wife. What a very American thing to think.

Your comment about him doing right by his wife is rather regressive. If his wife doesn't like his actions, she's free to kick his ass out. Give the woman some credit for being able to make decisions in her own interest rather than imposing your quaint notions of how her husband should behave.
2013-05-21 05:06:11 PM  
1 vote:
both men lied. only one of them improperly spent tax payer money seeing his mistress, stuck his dick in said mistress and abandoned the state of which he was the chief executive officer for a week to do so.

meh. both electorates deserve better.
2013-05-21 04:08:12 PM  
1 vote:
Anthony Weiner has been pretty popular in NYC for a few years. When the "scandal" broke it was more "HAHA his penis!" than any real outrage.
2013-05-21 03:32:19 PM  
1 vote:
While Weiner shouldn't run, this guy shouldn't opine.
2013-05-21 03:25:41 PM  
1 vote:

EvilEgg: robsul82: Here's a guy who regularly condescended to every member of Congress but whose intellectual talents were such that he originally aspired to be a weatherman.

[nesncom.files.wordpress.com image 476x355]

/I don't know, maybe reading score results is loftier than reading the weather

I think a meteorologist is a real sciency type guy.  So it's not as bad a talking head.


Tom Skilling will beat the crap out of anyone talking smack about weathermen. His Twitter and Facebook feeds are chock full of amazingness and encyclopedic weather knowledge.

tapchicago.com
2013-05-21 02:22:28 PM  
1 vote:

Car_Ramrod: "Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign."

Who in their right mind would brag about something like that?


I would.  Who wouldn't be proud of being able to keep a job while doing fark all?    Most farkers aspire to the amount of nothing that man did.
2013-05-21 02:20:53 PM  
1 vote:
You mean the same brilliant strategist behind ORCA?

Not sure why inshould give 2 farks about what this guy thinks.
 
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