Well, Anthony Weiner is gone…

Anthony WeinerWhat with the media frenzy, his colleagues and his wife of only one year (who is a close staff member of  Secretary of  State Hillary Clinton) asking him to resign, Weiner finally did it. He resigned his House of Representatives post effective today.

The New York representative, with over twelve years of highly visible public service, has given way to the tsunami of political and public discontent with his obvious human shortcomings.

He is gone… but will he be back?  Weiner was being mentioned as a front runner for the Mayor of New York City following the reign of  Michael Bloomberg. I personally think he will be back in about two or three years.  He is a hard fighter and has brass balls… that were not shown in the lewd pictures as far as I know!

None of his colleagues was willing to stand up for him in his time of need. This is Washington politics at its “best” where you cover your ass at all costs.

Weiner shot himself in the head when he lied.  He lied to the media, his constituents, his staff, his wife, and his family. He made up some cockamamie story about his Twitter account being hacked into and that someone doctored or photoshopped pictures of him and were spreading them across the popular social media world.

Then the sexting women began coming out of the woodwork like swarming termites.  And trust me… neither Orkin nor Terminix are capable of getting rid of these bugs or help in getting “The Weiner Out Of The Crack!”

What goes through the heads of these elected & trusted officials of late?  Don’t forget that while Weiner was a Democrat, the landscape is also full to the horizon with those straight-laced conservative Republicans… many who had elicited sex with women and are still sitting in their high dollar, ego driven and powerful seats in Washington as The Nite Ranter is writing this.  Go figure.

Anthony Weiner showed pictures and had sex talk over the Internet… but never in the vernacular… “Got Laid.”  But, he lied and lied big-time, over and over and for that he is out… persona non grata !

Only time will tell if the public, the media and his former political allies will forgive him and allow him back into the hallowed halls of American  government.

Here’s my question: Should Anthony Weiner be banned from politics forever or would you forgive his personal transgressions over time and allow him to return to serve in Washington?

NOW RANT TO ME!

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  1. The Santafean

    Ranter, I appreciate your witty and clever introduction to your topic on Anthony Weiner’s political future. Mr. Weiner has always impressed me as a progressive politician who has fearlessly challenged the conservatives in congress. He was the bulldog that has been needed to speak up for those Democrats who seem to be too timid to speak their positions. Weiner’s “sexting,” considered a crime in some states, reflects a public persona that is 180 degrees from the individual who has been a Democratic Party leader.

    Weiner’s actions have made him the laughing stock of our nation. His sexual act speaks to a perversion—if one considers the length of time he has been showing off his genitalia—even before his marriage, but also what appears to be a compulsion that feeds his ego in some way. Within the context of his private life, his act is not that significant—except for his wife, family and friends. However, as a public figure he has lost all credibility in his effectiveness to represent the needs of his constituents. I do not believe he will recover from his situation and will no longer continue his political life as he has in the past. Weiner may follow in the footsteps of Paul Rubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) who was caught masturbating in a porn theater over 15 years ago, and has yet to recover from the public opinion that surrounded his arrest.

    Jun 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    • The Nite Ranter

      Santafean: Your comments are well taken. Is it just me or my warped sense of reasoning…but both “Pee Wee” and “A. Weiner” both were caught with their proverbial pants down and consequently their careers are now in the toilet. Ironic as both their names are synonymous with male genitalia…which if taken on the surface is a definite no-no should you draw a genitalia driven monicker from your family or a Hollywood agent.

      TNR :=)

      Jun 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  2. The Nite Ranter

    LLT:
    Thanks for your very astute comment(s) and I can assure that I’m like you…so no TaTa’s for TNR and no “Weiner” for
    LLT!

    Touche’ my friend…..!!!!??????

    TNR :=)

    Jun 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm
  3. LindaLouTaboo

    Poor A. Weiner…what was he thinking? I really do not understand how these seemingly smart & high ranking Politicians can actually think that they can post that crap on the “net” and that no one is going to notice and make a big, big deal…I could do the same( which I wouldn’t do) and so what…I’m just a non-got’s…a no-body (publicly)…and even I know that I wouldn’t degrade myself by opting into that low life form of sexual need or gratification.

    So Sorry “Ranter”, but…no “TaTas”
    for you…HHhaaaa…Love ya!

    LLT

    Jun 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm