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Their View: Anthony Weiner, you're no Patrick Kennedy

There are 6 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 15, 2011, titled Their View: Anthony Weiner, you're no Patrick Kennedy. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Sunday's Tony Awards program reminds us that new media didn't invent the egotist who doesn't know when to exit.

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Michael L Hays

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jun 15, 2011
Among the many differences between cases of indecorous and disturbed behavior like Anthony Weiner's and cases of criminal behavior like David Vitter's and John Ensign's is Weiner's behavior on the internet and Vitter's behavior in a whore house and Ensign's behavior in his Senate office and elsewhere. Weiner broke no laws and harmed no one but himself and those in close relationships with him (his constituents have thus far supported him about 2-1); the same cannot be said of either Vitter or Ensign.

We are more riled up about virtual reality and not the actual reality. So we have an electronic lynching for indecorous behavior and a free pass for criminal behavior of a kind commonplace, even among the preachers of family values, etc. Weiner is obviously emotionally mentally disturbed, so we scapegoat him; Vitter and Ensign are just bad boys doing what bad boys do--wink, wink.

This columnist obviously applies a double standard in an instance which cuts along the gender divide, with a female columnist giving a female representative to Congress a pass which she refuses to give for a male representative to Congress. Yet both Gifford and Weiner need treatment and time off to receive it. If attendance in office is important, then Gabby Gifford should be relieved of her duties; she is plainly incapable of serving her constituents and may never be able to. Weiner would be able to do his duties if he were not hounded by the press, though the prognosis for his condition is unclear.

“This will not end Well”

Since: Oct 10

Ebony Catacomb

#3 Jun 15, 2011
I understand that Anthony Weiner is considering a bid for the presidency in 2012 with Eric Holder as his running mate. So, we can all support the Weiner-Holder ticket in 2012! Yay!
HuWoudaThunk

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jun 15, 2011
Noehman Eihaland wrote:
I understand that Anthony Weiner is considering a bid for the presidency in 2012 with Eric Holder as his running mate. So, we can all support the Weiner-Holder ticket in 2012! Yay!
You ought to have posters, they would come in handy.
Making those posters would create jobs.

Mistaweiner will be on the TV show: Without A Trace. CSI-NY. Flashpoint.
Americas Got Talent. Dancing With The Stars.

The possibilities are endless.
HuWoudaThunk

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jun 15, 2011
I'm sure Mistaweiner will make ends meet. How?
Cut a weiner in half.

But some cities are now making circumcision a......
mistaweiner??????????

How long will he be able to collect his monthly check and have Obamacare for the mentally disabled?

This just a skin game, that'a all it is.
Mindless

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jun 16, 2011
Nother One wrote:
"It turns out that one of the women Congressman Anthony Weiner was communicating with was a porn star. When asked how it was possible to get involved with someone in such a sleazy business, the porn star said,'I don't know.'" —Conan O'Brien
He wasn't communicating, he was fornicating!
Mindless

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jun 16, 2011
What the porn star said was "hold it"!

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