New York Democratic Congressmen Anthony Weiner gave conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart an even more erect Dong than his own when he called a press conference earlier today to confirm he sent those racy photos of himself to a college student via Twitter. More important, to sincerely apologize for misleading the media and the public over the true nature of his, ahem, single-member.
The married New York congressman said he engaged in “inappropriate conversations” with six women over the last three years, including on Facebook, e-mail, Twitter and on the phone with one of the women.
“I came here to accept the full responsibility for what I’ve done,” Weiner, his voice shaking, said at a New York City press conference. “I have made terrible mistakes.”
Now can we get back to the
bloodbath in Syria Sarah Palin’s uncampaign?
The Congressmen said that he has no intentions of resigning over this matter since he feels that he didn’t break any laws or abuse his public office. But that certainly hasn’t stopped House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi from launching an ethics probe, even though Weiner said he “didn’t use any government resources” to send the photos. The former Speaker of the House said she’s calling for an ethics committee probe into whether “any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred,” since one of the online photos appeared to be taken in a congressional office building.
“I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony’s wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents,” Pelosi said in an statement. “I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred.”
Immediately following Weiner’s press conference, the head of the House Democratic re-election efforts also sought to distance himself from Weiner and agreed with Pelosi’s decision to call for an ethics investigation into the matter.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-NY) said Weiner engaged in “a deep personal failure and embarrassed himself, his family and the House,” but stopped short of calling for him to resign.
“Ultimately, Anthony and his constituents will make a judgment about his future,” Israel said in the statement. “To remove all remaining doubt about this situation, I agree with Leader Pelosi’s request that the House Ethics Committee use its authority to begin an investigation.”
Are we really having this discussion during a time of mass unemployment, tensions in Pakistan, wars in Afghanistan and Libya, and anything else I cannot think of due to super information overload? No, we don’t need jobs! We need to know why a Congressman is a horny toad. I’m afraid such an investigation will make Watergate look like traffic court and cost more than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combines since members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, are hornier than a goat on a diet of Viagra. Do I really need to cite the great many sex scandals involving public officials that have occurred in the last year alone as further proof?
So if I understand the House Democratic Leader and company correct, they wish to use taxpayer money to look into the veracity of the dissemination of Weiner’s wiener, which will ultimately confirm what we already know: he’s a horny goober?
Yet during Pelosi’s 5 years of having Democratic control of both houses, we didn’t have a single impeachment hearing into the widely documented lies by the Bush Admin. in the lead-up to the Iraq War, or really any ethics probe of Republican wrongdoing for that matter.
Perhaps Pelosi and the Democratic leadership are coming out strong against Rep. Weiner after having to weather all of President Clinton’s sexual shenanigans and, more recently, former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer. Of course former president Clinton was never impeached for his affair with that Lewinsky, nor did he resign. On the contrary, Mr. Clinton was so viciously chastised and attacked by Republicans and fellow Democrats that he began getting sympathy from the electorate. More important, Mr. Clinton created such a wealth of prosperity and governed so well that many Americans collectively concluded lying about a sexual affiar–the norm of the presidency throughout history– greatly paled in comparisson to what really mattered: jobs and security.
I am in no way making apologies for Weiner’s actions. Rather, I am simply stating that the country has been in the toilet for quite some time now, and focusing on prurient trivia creates a dangerous distraction to more important issues. The Lewinsky Impeachment trial certainly proved the former to be futile, so perhaps Weiner-gate will prove to be just as ineffective.