“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Weiner's Leave of Absence Request

In perhaps his most arrogant move yet, compromised setexter and New York Democratic House member Anthony Weiner is now requesting a "leave of absence" from his Congressional post.

Does it get more imperious than this? That a Representative with a self-inflicted career wound won't resign, but, instead, puts himself ahead of his constituents and wants a "leave of absence."

Never mind the needs of his district. Or that his own behavior led to this point.

If he really cared about his voters, he'd resign and say something like,

'If I demonstrate that I've gotten help and resolved my behavioral issues, I'll see if voters are willing to put me back in office.'

Instead, he's clinging to power for dear life. How repugnant. How indicative of corruption and an imperial attitude toward his Congressional seat.

In effect, Weiner thinks the seat is his to do with what he chooses, and, so typically, those pesky voters and their needs are an inconvenience.


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