How long before this little prick resigns?
I am imagining lining up every male politician in the country for the same conversation. First, the basics. No cheating on your spouse. Blow jobs count as cheating. No prostitutes. No soliciting prosititutes. No male prosititutes, no female prostitutes, no transgender prostitutes, no any kind of prostitutes. There simply are no exceptions to this. No paying people who are also having sex with you for anything at all, including carrying your luggage or making promotional videos. And, of course, no nude pictures, no lewd emails. This is a computer/iPhone/BlackBerry; you must consider every single thing you do with it to be public. It has a camera. You should keep the lens of the camera facing out at all times if any part of you that would normally be covered while in a Dunkin' Donuts is not fully clothed.
I could go on, obviously. It wouldn't do any more good, though, than my list of warnings for the 5-year-olds on the tempting shopping trip. Every 5-year-old who picks up a shiny mug thinks he won't break it, and every man who takes a picture of his favorite toy and tweets it out into the ether thinks he won't get caught.
Anthony Weiner should resign. He should resign, not because what he did was that bad, or even just because he lied about it in particularly stupid ways. He should resign because voters are tired of having this conversation. Because if your brother smashed a shelf's worth of coffee mugs yesterday, you are going to be punished just for touching one today. It happened to Chris Lee. It should happen to Weiner. It's not that we as a nation are unusually Puritan in our views on marriage; it's that we are tired of being taken for this particular ride.
People, by which I mean voters, can tell the difference. Anthony Weiner has proven, in the language of a parent, that he's not mature enough to behave responsibly. He's forfeited the privilege of representing his electorate, and he should admit it and step aside.
I think Europeans laugh at Americans for our Victorian ideas about sex.
It's not illegal to have "relationships" with women old enough, but his lies about those relationships can be a political career killer.
This issue isn't really about sex. It's about repeated lies and gross hypocrisy. - georgeob1
So...did this guy make a big deal of sexual morality?