When I posted previously about Representative Anthony Weiner’s colossal dick move-tweeting penis pics of himself to schoolgirls co-eds, I wasn’t ready to say whether or not he should resign.
I was pretty clear, right away, on the point that the man is a jerk, but hell, if lying and cheating on our spouses kept us out of politics, we wouldn’t have any politicians left, would we?
Now, however, with multiple women coming out of the woodwork… all telling similar stories of how Weiner pursued them relentlessly…
… Alongside the fact that we’re learning Weiner’s wife is pregnant with their first child…
This, in conjunction with all the allegations of his using congressional resources to communicate with this women…
But wait! There’s more.
We learned of Anthony Weiner’s callous willingness to lie to the nation, attempting to convince his constituents, the press and the nation that Arch Nemesis Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart hacked into his Twitter account and posted false photos in an effort to embarrass the Congressman.
Once caught, he tells us that “to the best of his knowledge, all the women were over the age of consent”.
We’re beginning to hear stories with lurid details, finding out that Anthony Weiner, via text, was making plans to meet with a woman in person– in Vegas- that he had been sexting almost daily.
As the truth about his secret cyber-life began leaking to the press, and it became increasing obvious he wasn’t getting out of this one unscathed, he coached at least one woman to lie for him.
According to Politico, Weiner gives instructions to his lust interest in a June 1 e-mail:
Have a couple of iterations of: ‘This is silly. Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter. I don’t know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm (direct message) saying thank you for the follow. That’s it.’
Next, he goes on to offer to have a member of his PR team contact her, should she need some additional pointers on how to B.S. the press. This, of course, raises the question of whether or not he used Congressional resources (i.e. staff) in an effort to cover up his shenanigans.
I’ve heard enough.
There are a lot of cute twists and turns to this story, and had it been a fictional parity of Washington, DC, it might have been humorous.
A congressman named Weiner gets caught posting pictures of his weiner on the internet, spawning a sex scandal; Weiner’s wife, aide to perhaps the most famous woman scorned in the world, the woman who is married to none other than Slick Willy himself… is pregnant with their child.
Unfortunately, Hollywood screenplay this is not, and real people put real trust in this man.
It’s time for Weiner to resign.