For the record, he's my congressman. I really don't care about this. It was stupid, and probably will stop him from being mayor, but it really shouldn't disqualify him from serving in congress. (Not that I like him much. He strikes me as just another politician in a city where many of his cohorts are much better.)
But yes, he deserves to be ridicules in song. And really, with a name like that, he should have thought a lot more.
Lying to the public about it is what should DQ him. The issue with Clinton (people forget this) that lead to impeachment (which I think was overboard) wasn't the BJ, it was LYING about it under oath.
Ditto for this... Weiner could've just ignored it, but he came out & made a big production and lied thru his teeth. So at this point he's basically violated the public's trust & shown that they can't trust his word. That's a DQ.
There's a major difference between lying under oath and lying to a question that nobody has any right to even ask.
I don't care what Weiner does online, so long as he's not being creepy about it. All those women who have come forward thus far confirm his claim that it was consensual. If his wife is OK with it, fine.
I am pissed at him, though, because New York state loses two Congressional seats in 2012, and he's just hung the great big bullseye on his chest to be redistricted out of his seat. The GOP will pick up seven or eight seats on Census-driven redistricting overall nationwide, which means effective liberal leaders like Weiner will be that much more necessary.
The population growth might favor it, but the Republicans hold total power here.
Texas is about to go from 32 representatives to 36. Of the four brand-new districts, three of them lean strongly Republican. The old 32 are also being redrawn so long-time Democrat Doggett has been dropped into a hideously gerrymandered pro-Republican district. The net result will be Republicans +4, barring a truly tremendous anti-Perry landslide in 2012.
our local AM radio station was hitting this topic hard this morning, so I posted a link to the lyrics on their facebook page, they actually talked about it on the air even. I also e-mailed the station the URL for your website. at least it got a chuckle and an earworm comment