The Real Reason Anthony Showed His Weiner

The problem with Weiner is that his pics and transcripts are forever online and available. It’s hard for the scandal to be forgotten. That said, I don’t think he should resign, because he didn’t do anything really wrong ? just embarrassing. Many people have thought similar thoughts. They just weren’t made public. This would be a good time for a national, “adult” discussion about such things. Yes, the Big Talk about S-E-X. It would be nice if we as a country could grow up and not go ga ga over every sex scandal. Yes, people have sex. People talk dirty. People have fantasies. Yep.

The *real problem* is that Democrats are showing that they won’t FIGHT. They won’t fight for Weiner. But, more, they haven’t fought for much at all. They took impeachment of Bush et al. “off the table” when they took the House in 2006. That, for me, was unforgivable. They refuse to go after torturers. They are not going after those in the Bush White House who waged aggressive war against Iraq and even Afghanistan, given that the Taliban offered to hand over Bin Laden to a third country. More, the Democrat president has failed to close Guantanamo and black sites (where undoubtedly torture continues). He has failed to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and is waging aggressive war against other countries. He killed Bin Laden rather than capture him and interrogate him (think of the intel that would have been gained!) and have a real trial, to do something to rehabilitate the rule of law (something many people believed Obama, a former constitutional law professor, would do). Obama failed to fight on the Bush tax cut extension. Democrats have failed to fight extending USA PATRIOT (sic) ACT. The list goes on.

Perhaps Weiner sent his pics to prove that at least one Democrat actually has balls?

Brian J. Foley is a law professor. Email him at brian_j_foley@yahoo.com Visit his blog at http://brianjfoley.net/

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