Weiner....

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Weiner....
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 12:24pm

Since we've been accused of being partial because we haven't bothered to discuss this slime, here goes:

  1. Do you believe that Weiner is being picked on unfairly?
  2. Do you believe that Weiner should resign from office?
  3. What is your opinion of Weiner?

Wish we still had the 'poll' option....

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 06-07-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 10:03am
I agree completely. I was only attempting to explain why he's possibly in trouble. I am very disappointed that the President decided to chime in on this issue. He has a bad habit of commenting on things he shouldn't.

You are correct, it is nothing more than a domestic issue between Weiner and his wife, however, it appears that politicians are really not entitled to a private life when in the public eye. Especially when one is an extremely outspoken public official. Right or wrong, that's just how it is in our country.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:17am
When someone is in public office and questionable behaviors become public issues that are private become public (I hope that makes sense). Weiner didn't do anything illegal that we know of (there was rumblings about a 17 year old but I don't know where that went). However, it does speak to his character when he was willing to allow Brietbart be accused of hacking into Weiner's account and perpetrating this act. That would be a crime. If I were his constituent, that's what I think would be the significant issue in regards to his public service. Other than that, he's just a worm trying to prove his manhood with pictures of his member. There's a lot better way to prove your manhood, like taking responsibility for your actions.
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:51am

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:05pm

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:39pm
He came clean when he was clear he was caught. Before that he claimed victim status saying he was hacked and allowing Breitbart to be accused by his supporters of doing the hacking. People will see it differently just as you and I do. I see no cause to hold Weiner up as doing the right thing in a timely manner. For me it's not about whether or not he is perfect, I do not believe anyone is and it's an unreachable standard to place on anyone.
It character. His silence went to far when after he claimed being hacked and having an attorney investigating when he stayed quiet as Breitbart was accused.
Maybe I feel stronger about this because I was once falsely accused of a crime. It wasn't public, I was never arrested or investigated, but the charge was leveled and it was devastating for me. Repeatedly lying and allowing someone to be publicly accused of a crime raises this to a level beyond the bad judgment and his sexual and power issues that the experts are blaming this on.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:43pm
My big issue with Weiner is the lying. I really don't care about Breitbart...he deserves anything and everything that comes at him for what he has done to other people, but yeah, it is bad character to allow someone (including someone as vile as Breitbart) to be accused of doing something they didn't do.
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Registered: 06-07-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 6:31pm
Your post made complete sense. I suppose, like it or not, public officials will have their private lives thrust into the public. That's just the way it is in America. The media is always trying to dig up dirt on anyone in the spot light.

I think Weiner is a complete moron for allowing this to happen. One really has to question the smarts and common sense of this guy for doing something so incredibly stupid. That being said, it really isn't anyone's business (except his wife's) who he sends lewd pictures to provided that they weren't unsolicited.

If they were unsolicited, that's a different matter entirely.
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Registered: 06-07-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 6:34pm
All men lie when they are caught cheating. They will lie, lie, lie, until they can't lie any longer. I think it has something to do with the Y chromosome. Weiner is no different than Clinton, Edwards, and all the other lying men. They are all the same.
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 8:46am

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 11:10am
If he were representing my area, I'd want him out for his sheer stupidity.