Weiner seeks treatment for being a Democratic Congressman, Press still focus on Weiner and Palin and not the Economy
A page right out of the Democratic scandal playbook. Get caught in a sex scandal. Blame it on the right wing, deny allegations until evidence mounts beyond reasonable doubt, than check into a treatment center to deal with flaws that will make you a better congressman. The last straw was that Weiner was directly corresponding with a 17 year old girl from Delaware. We mentioned this was going on over the weekend, but didn’t the details of the communications. While it is not illegal to direct message a minor ion Twitter it is an example of poor judgement.
So Weiner doe snot resign, we didn;t expect him to. His personalitiy would not allow it. Rather he will seek treatment which is the Political worlds way of getting the press off your back for 7-28 days.
With Weiner working on his personal issues and the left still sifting through Palins emails, there still is no plan in sight that will work on the Budget, unemployment, and the deficit.
The first rule of political PR is if one doesn’t like the conversion, change the subject. Right ow it appears both political parties are in subject change mode to keep the American people off the real issues facing the country.
Anthony Weiner, the embattled New York congressman mired in a seemingly neverending sext scandal, is asking for “a short leave of absence” so he may seek treatment.
Weiner has been asked to resign by several top Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi but continues to refuse to quit.
“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,” a spokeswoman for Weiner said Saturday.
“In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well. Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents,” the spokeswoman said.
Weiner got support by actress Janeane Garofalo Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” who said that because everyone lies about sex, the congressman shouldn’t be vilified, instead his path should be cleared so he could run the largest city in the United States.
“Anthony Weiner deserves to be supported and hopefully he will be mayor of New York one day. I’m serious,” Garofalo said on the political show. “He is a Democrat [who] actually fights for the things liberals and progressive and rational people care about.”