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Weiner Pulls Out

Well, there goes the rest of the news cycle.


Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York will heed calls from across the political spectrum and resign over a sexting scandal that he lied about before admitting his involvement, a Democratic source with knowledge of the congressman’s plans said Thursday.

Weiner has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference in his home district, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she planned to issue a statement on her Democratic colleague after that.

“He is going to make an announcement,” Pelosi said. “I am not going to predicate any remarks on a decision that we haven’t heard yet.

Some House colleagues from New York offered their farewells to Weiner even before any official announcement.

“There is life after Congress for Anthony Weiner and I hope he devotes himself to repairing the damage he caused to his personal life,” said Democratic Rep.

Not that we didn’t see it coming. Nancy Pelosi cut him off at the knees, and then the president pulled the rug from under him

No, it’s hardly fair. That Vitter stays — and with the full support of his party — and Weiner goes. But then perhaps the GOP has changed it’s scandal policy to “Zero Tolerance.” After all, Boehner showed Lee the door practically before he could get his shirt back on.

Anyway, even if Republicans were looking for a reason to get rid of Weiner, and are exploiting this scandal to make that happen, Weiner’s still got ultimately no one to blame but himself. After all, he gave them an opening — a huge one, too big to resist. And instead of sparing his party further embarrassment, because of course he know that other pictures were out there, he let his fellow Democrats come to his defense.

And to top it all off, we’ve lost a great progressive voice who was always willing to take the fight to House Republicans.

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If he obviously enjoyed it, so what? We enjoyed it too. Do we have anyone else in the House who can and will do that?

Oh well, at least I got one more post with “Weiner” in the title out of it.

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