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Jun 13, 2011 aloysius.chickensky commented on Anthony Weiner Might As Well Resign.
I agree that the calls to resign are overblown and exhibit a massive double standard, but I disagree that his privacy has been invaded. He tweeted a picture of his erection -- a mistake, surely, but a really stupid one -- and made it public. He also sent nude pictures of himself to strangers on the internet. If you're a public figure doing this, I don't think you have any expectation of privacy -- at least where the pictures in question are concerned.

And he's hardly done much to generate goodwill -- he got his first elected position through race-baiting, has a reputation as a pretty relentless bully, and has used homophobic slurs against members of his staff.

And here's the problem with his lie, that makes it different than Clinton's lie: he tried to push the blame onto Breitbart and a "vast right wing conspiracy". This has given Breitbart a great chance to play the victim. Now the legitimate criticism of Breitbart will be drowned out by his smugly righteous self-pity. Thanks for that, Weiner.
Jun 13, 2011 aloysius.chickensky joined My Stranger Face
Jun 13, 2011 aloysius.chickensky commented on Anthony Weiner Might As Well Resign.
I agree that the calls to resign are overblown and exhibit a massive double standard, but I disagree that his privacy has been invaded. He tweeted a picture of erection -- a mistake, surely, but a really stupid one -- and made it public. He also sent nude pictures of himself to strangers on the internet. If you're a public figure doing this, I don't think you have any expectation of privacy.

And he's hardly done much to generate goodwill -- he got his first elected position through race-baiting, has a reputation as a pretty relentless bully, and has used homophobic slurs against members of his staff. This feels like karma ...