Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:34 pm

Anthony Weiner’s … um, you know; or, the United States is fixin’ to become the first empire to die of puerility

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns!,Journalism — Lex @ 8:34 pm

Did he (or somebody else) take a picture of it and distribute it?

Don’t know. Don’t care.

You can wake me when and if this becomes in any way tied to malfeasance in office. (And, by “you,” I mean both any readers of this blog and the news media.)

In fact, even if that happens, before you wake me, get David “Diapers” Vitter off my payroll.

In fact, even if both those things happen, wake me after you’ve first investigated and prosecuted torture, warrantless domestic wiretapping, the fraud underlying the current economic malaise, and lying us into a war, mmkay? Kthxbai.

Zzzzzz …



  1. Battle of the Bulge. Is the Weiner War Worth It? Maybe… Maybe Not

    “Unilateral disarmament in political warfare is tantamount to suicide. This is also known as the “The Other Party Does It” defense. Democrats make hay with the faults and infidelities of Republican figures such as John Ensign, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, David Vitter, et al. If they had not made a big deal of Newt Gingrich’s indiscretions, we might be looking at a current or former President Newt right now. Who can say where the devious Rep. Weiner might end up, if he is not (it’s hard to avoid puns here) exposed now for who he really is? If Republicans do not advance the ball when it’s in their possession, they’ll find themselves constantly on defense; if only one side carries out character assassinations on these sorts of things, while the other side gives up its arms, the latter will get slaughtered, will it not? And perhaps we will find ourselves under the governance of leaders who are profoundly morally corrupt?”

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Saturday, June 4, 2011 11:03 am @ 11:03 am | Reply

  2. The problem, Fred, is that when Republicans 1) do not hold their own accountable and 2) rely on people like Breitbart with a well-documented history of JUST MAKING SHIT UP, they become much more difficult to take seriously on the issue.

    As I’ve said before, I personally don’t care what any politician does in his personal life with any other consenting adult as long as he breaks no law and his personal life doesn’t affect his job performance. You can agree or disagree with that position, but at least it’s consistent. National Republicans, however, have presumed to enact, or try to enact, laws that meddle in people’s personal lives while engaging in some of the same behavior they’re trying to ban. The shorthand for that behavior is “hypocrisy,” which is true enough, but for a government official sworn to uphold the Constitution, that behavior also constitutes professional malfeasance failure: the willful and deliberate violation of the equal-protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

    If Anthony Weiner broke a law and the government can prove it, lock him up, but on the base of the “evidence” I’ve seen so far, lotsa luck with that. John Edwards and John Ensign appear to be different stories. The Republicans would be somewhat easier to take seriously on this issue if they’d shown the same outrage over David Vitter that they have over Weiner.

    Comment by Lex — Monday, June 6, 2011 10:11 am @ 10:11 am | Reply

  3. One of the really enjoyable aspects of this week’s scandal involving Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has been watching the perilously liberal and devoted media shills tell America how unimportant the whole thing is.

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Monday, June 6, 2011 11:01 am @ 11:01 am | Reply

  4. Because it is, absent any evidence that Weiner has broken a law. They’ve also been telling the country how IMPORTANT the Edwards case is, which it is if the government’s allegations are true, but Ensign? Not so much. Go figure.

    Comment by Lex — Monday, June 6, 2011 11:04 am @ 11:04 am | Reply

  5. […] lately, this whole bidness with Anthony Weiner has come up. I’ve made my feelings on that case in isolation pretty clear and have nothing more to say about it. However, Allan Brauer at Angry Black Lady has pointed out an […]

    Pingback by Clarence Thomas v. Anthony Weiner « Blog on the Run: Reloaded — Monday, June 6, 2011 9:13 pm @ 9:13 pm | Reply

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