I know I’ve been silent about the Anthony Weiner scandal, and for that you have my apologies. Other things have taken priority. Still, it wasn’t a Dem/Repub thing, it was just a timing thing.
So, having said that, why isn’t this guy stepping down?
Talking Points Memo cites a poll:
In the poll, 56% of registered voters in Weiner’s NY-9 district think he should remain in office, while only a third (33%) think he should resign. That result comes as further salacious details about the Twitter scandal have come to light.
However, voters are as yet undecided on whether they’ll support Weiner when he’s up for reeleciton in 2012. thirty percent of respondents said they’d definitely vote for him next year, compared to 31% who said they would definitely not. A 38% plurality said it was too early to say for sure who they’ll vote for in the next election cycle.
Wait…a poll says he shouldn’t back down?
This could definitely embolden him to stay put, but let’s face it…he has disgraced the office he was elected to represent. He lied, he tried to use government resources to cover it up and, for me, that’s that. Gone. Thank you for playing, but you’re out of the running. Buh-bye.
Listen, I don’t care where you fall on the political spectrum or what has happened in the past to other pols who messed up, lied on national television and the hole keeps getting deeper and deeper. Regardless of whether he’s an effective advocate for Dem positions, he’s certainly proved to be a weak advocate for Dem values.
So yes, again, buh-bye.
What do you think?