I'd like a little honesty with that Weiner, please...

Anthony Weiner showed us that he has a sexual side. Some may say he's a deviant and wrong because he sexted it. He accidentally let all his followers know of his erect status instead of just the one intended person. And as the days go by we find out that it goes much further than that. What more will be brought to light is anybodies guess, but frankly, I couldn't care less. However he needs to get off is his business... well, his and his wife's, actually. They, really, are the only two people this should involve.

I don't think what he did was deviant or wrong, it just is. It's his private life and how he chooses to live it, doesn't concern me. Just as I wouldn't expect anybody to care about what goes on in my bedroom, I really don't care what goes on in his. However, the media does... well, maybe not mine, but certainly Mr. Weiner's and now he's got a whole big mess to deal with because of it.

His ordeal is something I wouldn't wish on anybody, but unfortunately, when you are a public figure, everything comes under scrutiny and judgment. The question is... does he deserve all this though? I firmly believe the tweet part and his sex-capades are his business and should not have warranted all the press or calls for resignation.  Especially if it turns out this has really all been done privately. For lying directly to all our faces and seriously thinking that we would just swallow those lies; there he has crossed a line that puts him in the 'untrustworthy as a representative' category and for that, he does deserve this attention. And frankly, I don't feel sorry for him. He had an opportunity to come clean and he chose to be an idiot about it.

As difficult or as embarrassing as it may have seemed at the time when the tweet originally went out, I really think he could have changed the discussion from 'what's he trying to hide?' to 'how about a little respect for my privacy?' had he only been honest to begin with. He could have possibly become the first politician to just admit to an oops! and say "Yeah, that's my crotch. Beauty, ain't it? By the way, it was done on my time and it's my business." At the very least, it would have been brushed off as a joke and he would have successfully beat the Breitbart's of the world to the punchline and diffused this whole situation.

The discussion would then have been about his right to privacy versus him being an out and not so proud liar, in addition to the private details of his sex life. He still may be a deviant to some, but at least his integrity would still be intact. Well, maybe not even that, considering the attitude of  some people. I speak of the crowd that considers anything to do with sex as immoral if it occurs outside of procreation.They seem to go all besides themselves whenever it happens otherwise. I think deep down it's a cover-up for jealousy, but that's another topic.

I would have had so much respect for the man, had he done that. And I believe, many other citizens across this country would have appreciated it as well. Hell, he might have even started a trend of having honesty put back into a place that sorely needs it. Wouldn't that be something? People who are serious about their politics would perk up their ears, that's for sure. "What? A new brand of politician? He's honest, you say?"

Let me think on that fantasy for a moment. One of a Senate and House of Representatives full of honest officials, representing us and what is in the best interest of this country; and one where their sex lives are nobodies business but theirs. I'm savoring it...Because reality will set in much too soon.

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Comment by Susi Bocks on June 10, 2011 at 9:11pm
lol, that'll be the day!
Comment by Sentient Biped on June 10, 2011 at 8:20pm

Refreshing discussion. 

 

We might all be better off if congress had an all-nude session so we could just get over it.  They all have penises and vaginas and breasts and nipples and anuses and belly buttons, just like every other mammal.  A few may have tattoos.  Some eat too much and are obese, some drink too much and have liver disease, some have surgery scars, some have injuries. 

 

And the things we can't see, even if naked, quite a number probably have / had affairs, few if any have been 100% lifelong monogamous.    Some, if not all, have cheated on exams, screwed over a colleague, and misled their constituents.  None of this means they can't act in the voters' interests.  Well, except misleading constituents, sometimes.

 

Rep. Weiner's foray into the 21st century of cybersex was not a big deal.  It still seems a bit ill-conceived, but then men have a habit of thinking with their 'little head' instead of the ones on our shoulders, and even sacrimonious politicians admit to lusting in their hearts.  Stranglely, I resent the partners who turned him, in more than Weiner for being horny.

 

It's all a distraction from real national issues and leadership.

Comment by Susi Bocks on June 10, 2011 at 6:58pm
sorry, john, it may have come across wrong. i didn't feel picked on, just the bold was accidently on. i agree with what you said. glad i'm not, too. :)
Comment by dr kellie on June 10, 2011 at 12:58pm
I understand your point, John D, and I agree.  I can't be a politician, either.  People might find out about that thing I did with the thing.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 10, 2011 at 10:18am

I feel the same way about this and about extramarital affairs: if they're not committing crimes or misappropriating public funds or something like that, it's their problem and none of my business. Of course when it comes from someone preaching about (psuedo)morality, that's different.

 

Bill Clinton sort of hinted that his extramarital affairs were his own private business. That didn't go over too well though.

 

If people want to have sex in public there are swinger clubs they can go to. I personally would not want to run into it.

Comment by Susi Bocks on June 10, 2011 at 10:08am
Wanda - The average citizen who just watches the local news and reads the local newspaper, yes, that I would agree with you on. Also, the important stuff is still there, but most don't pay attention to it even when it's available. You are right to a certain degree that it will get more views, but real news is still being reported and only the people serious enough about it are looking for it.
Comment by Susi Bocks on June 10, 2011 at 10:05am
John - Personally, I don't have a problem with it. Some people enjoy the outdoors and/or being watched. Having said that, I don't believe that it's always appropriate. As an example, under the jungle gym at a public park with tons of children watching. There is a time and a place and teaching other people's children about the experience of sex shouldn't be the job of strangers.
Comment by dr kellie on June 10, 2011 at 9:59am
I agree.  I cringed when I watched him "kind of" deny the allegations.  I knew he was lying.  Sad.
Comment by Wanda T on June 10, 2011 at 9:45am
Here's what bothers me most about Weinergate:  The media attention it gets detracts from the real issues that should be getting our attention.  And the more coverage it gets, the more important stuff we miss.  Here's an article from Salon.com titled 10 Stories More Important than Weinergate that exemplifies the harm in following the national obsession with this nonsense. The media won't stop defecating until the public gets better at sifting through to find out what is being covered by this pile of crap.
Comment by Susi Bocks on June 10, 2011 at 9:24am
Strange I can live with, judging someone on their sexual preference is just dumb.

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