Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Scandalous, Simply Scandalous
Of course, that doesn't stop the sex obsessed national media from braying on and on about Anthony Weiner's unfortunate (dumb) sexts to several willingly participating women over the years.
The idiot, Weiner, sent photos of his shorts-clad shortcomings and his skinny chest "as a joke", he says. He doesn't know what a joke they really were. He's not exacly a "hunk", you know.
In his long delayed mea culpa (complete with tears), he apologized to his wife, his family, his constituents and me for his dumb behavior. He didn't need to apologize to me. I don't care one way or another. But, he was right in also including the woman he sent the photo to, because he named her. I'm not suggesting that she is a victim in any way. She may be enjoying the notoriety, for all I know.
So, now, there's yet another woman out there, seeking her fifteen minutes of fame, who has turned over lewd e-mails and tweets from Weiner. It's amusing to note, however, that this woman is a porn star. A PORN star who is offended by Weiner's, uh, indiscretion. Please.
OK, so he lied and denied the whole thing. Surprise! They all do, when they get caught. All of them. It's no big deal. Boys will be boys.
Personally, I think the whole argument about resigning or not resigning as a result of sexual misbehavior was put to rest whe President Clinton managed to escape his own sex scandal, in which he actually did have sex. I know, I know, he tried to convince us that a b.j. is not sex, and after a good laugh, the Senate impeached him. His behavior was about as bad as it gets, and he was re-elected.
So, we probably shouldn't pretend outrage over a few lewd texts. We should probably express outrage over something that is really outrageous, like the fact that a New Jersey High School has been applauded, in today's news, for having an 87% graduation rate. And, this is the highest rate in the nation. There's an outrage for you.