The joys of repressed voyeuristic titillation - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
There are few things more sickening -- or revealing -- to behold than a D.C. sex scandal. Huge numbers of people prance around flamboyantly condemning behavior in which they themselves routinely engage. Media stars contrive all sorts of high-minded justifications for luxuriating in every last dirty detail, when nothing is more obvious than that their only real interest is vicarious titillation. Reporters who would never dare challenge powerful political figures who torture, illegally eavesdrop, wage illegal wars or feed at the trough of sleazy legalized bribery suddenly walk upright -- like proud peacocks with their feathers extended -- pretending to be hard-core adversarial journalists as they collectively kick a sexually humiliated figure stripped of all importance. The ritual is as nauseating as it is predictable.
Yes, Pelosi, Obama, et. al, STFU. Bunch of damn wussy Democrats.
Progressives Call On Democrats To Show Some Spine After Weiner Scandal | TPMDC:
"A growing chorus of progressives is calling on Democrats to keep their mouths shut when it comes to Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) future -- and are dismissing the Democratic calls for Weiner to step down as another sign of the timidity of the party.
It's not so much that Weiner didn't screw up royally, they say. It's that they say it's just not that big a deal, and making it into one falls into a Republican trap. And, besides, they say, as long as Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is still walking the halls of the Capitol, why should the left be forced to lose one of its most ardent supporters?"
Daily Kos: Weiner Should Resist Leadership Calls and Not Resign:
"Yes, I know DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi both called for Anthony Weiner's resignation today. Democratic leaders have once again caved to the poutrage on the right by calling for his resignation. Did Anthony Weiner do something inappropriate and distasteful? Sure. Did he do anything illegal? It appears not. Are there plenty of other politicians who have done the same thing and remain in office? You bet your life there are. Should he resign from Congress? Hell No!"
Amber Hilberling Accused Of Pushing Husband Out 25th-Floor Window
Wait.... Oklahoma has a building with 25 floors?! Well la-ti-da, urban liberal socialistas with your fancy skyscrapers.
Jet pack, bitches.