I’m very unhappy with Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the rest of the Democrats for hounding Anthony Weiner out of office despite his having apparently done nothing illegal. Wasserman Schultz was particularly annoying, with her disingenuous statements about Weiner’s needing to concentrate on his family (as if that were any of her business) and about the Weiner embarrassment being different from Clinton’s because in Weiner’s case it was “distracting.”
Clinton didn’t just send inappropriate emails. He actually committed adultery. He actually committed a felony trying to cover it up. The whole world learned more about the semen on Monica Lewinsky’s dress than anybody really wanted to know. Clinton was impeached. But this, Weiner’s stupidity, this is too distracting.
I’ve always liked Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I’ve always liked her a lot. But I don’t think I’ll ever have the same esteem for her after her absurd statements in this affair. Pelosi — well, I didn’t like her anyway.
But sorry as I am to see Weiner go, I can’t help resenting the stupid, reckless, and narcissistic behavior that gave his party the opening to chuck him out. He should have known better. He should have been better. The American people are worse off because he wasn’t.