Friday, June 17, 2011

It's just so lame. That's why.

I have Dem friends who are lamenting the resignation of Anthony Weiner. Many of them do so in the context of wondering why GOP politicians who get caught with hookers -- GOPers like U.S. Senator David Vitter (R., LA), for example -- don't seem to resign.

But they're missing a critical point. If Vitter should have resigned, it was for breaking the law (and we can engage in a debate about whether the prostitution law he broke should even be a law), but Weinergate has nothing to do with laws. Weiner is a totally different story. Weiner needed to go because he is pathetically lame, plain and simple.

This guy is so absurdly immature that he was texting porno-ish photos around like a 14-year-old boy. When it comes to this topic, I don't care what party he is in, what his political views are, whether he is a voice of reason or a shrill lecturing turd. I do, however, care about whether he is actually an adult, mature enough to handle a job involving public trust.

All you needed to see was one of these lame photos to know that he is, at best, a high-school sophomore.

We need better than high-school sophomores in elected office.