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Weiner’s Weiner Stupidity

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Weiner’s Weiner Stupidity

By Jessie Fano

I didn’t really want to write anything about Weiner’s weiner. I mean, how stupid can a guy get? But, this idea wouldn’t leave me alone: ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner is stupid, not perverted.

I don’t know how a public figure could be so idiotic as to conduct extra-marital flirtations in a public forum under his own name (sheesh!), but let’s be specific about Weiner’s stupidity – it was public. And in being public it left him open to political scandal and shame.

I believe that what Weiner did with his weiner would have been entirely cool and normal in private and with the consent of all the adults involved. (Factual note: it’s unclear if his poor wife had any knowledge of his escapades and it looks like the “sixteen year old girl” turned out to be a hoax.)

I don’t necessarily consider what he actually did – sharing nude and provocative photos of himself and/or wearing women’s lingerie (if you can believe the National Enquirer) – particularly scandalous in their own right.

Sexy imagery is a turn-on for many adults and so is “dressing up” and other kinds of fantasy play. Out of context, slapped on a TV or computer screen with “Breaking News!” over it though can look pretty strange – I’ll grant you that – but so would most of the things you or I do to get ourselves and our lovers turned on.

I hate that the media has such a heyday with “pervert Weiner” because it just increases the anxiety the rest of us have for anything but the friggin’ missionary position. Don’t we have enough hangups in our culture around sex? Can’t we get over the fact that what turns you on and me on might be different – and both are ok?

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4:20AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

Sex addiction is a disease.

11:45AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Agreed. Who can trust anyone who lies despite being shown flat out proof of his own lies?! It is indeed, indicative of where his morals stand. If he lies about something totally not related to his duties but gets caught for it & takes that risk despite his public post, he can hardly get upset or lie. If he had just owned up to it, I would have respected him for it because it is no one's business but he & his wive's but he made it everyone's business when he chose to do it & lie about it being a person of fame.

7:39AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

I just think politicians have this sense of entitlement and think they can do whatever they want without consequences.

12:51AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Perversion doesn't really speak to one's political prowess... unfortunately stupidity and bad judgment does. So sad.

5:36PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

The bottom line is that Anthony Weiner didn't break the law. He didn't hurt anyone, except maybe his wife. He didn't betray anybody, except maybe his wife. (That's between him and his wife, not us.) So he lied about his sex life. BFD. EVERYBODY has lied about their sex life at some point or another. The Halls of Congress would be empty, if only people who never lied could serve. There's nothing wrong or perverted about photographing your genitals and showing the pics to people who want to see them. The big travesty here is that Weiner was forced to resign over basically NOTHING. You don't want to see pics of his penis? Don't look at them. David Vitter actually broke the law. He routinely and regularly had sex with prostitutes. He got a standing ovation when he returned to the Senate. But Weiner had to go. Utterly ridiculous. That's how *I* feel about it.

12:49PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

I love the Conan bits about Weiner. I agree: he can do whatever he wants, as long he's not stupid enough to do it like he did.

11:46AM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

I think this was a good read......also I think that its refreshing to hear a different opinion on this story so THANK U....

7:34PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

AS with all addictive personalities, Weiner has/had so much to offer, so much intelligence, knowledge and experience with which to teach the masses about the Cotnstitution and Government. And, sadly, a huge ego. I am very disappointed in this man who seemed to be the answer to the current lack of IQ festering in Congress at this time. Wrote to him about it straight away. Sure hope he gets the appropriate treatment and finds his way back to a helpful position in our lives.

6:22PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

What bothers me is this a norm for Congress.

10:43AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

I just received an email, it appears that the words, "give me your tired, huddled masses........" they are being removed from the Statue of Liberty.

They will be replaced with, "IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT". and we have immigrants to clean up after you.

Given that the majority of readers of CARE2 are liberals, or independents, i noticed that not one person said, "Those damn Democrats are at it again".

What if this had been a republican.

There won't be 44 comments and polite as they are but 444 or perhaps far more. Is what the repubs say about the above groups true, i for one, am leaning, towards YES.

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