June 7, 2011

So What Should Anthony Weiner Do Now?

Steve Kornacki, Salon


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There's a school of thought that it's a mistake for a politician caught in a sex scandal to resign. Sure, life is hell for a few days -- or even for a few weeks -- and it seems like the media will never stop covering you, but then ... they eventually do. The scandal doesn't exactly disappear, but other stories and other controversies slowly overtake it until it starts to feel like old news. Eliot Spitzer and David Vitter were essentially guilty of the same thing, but only one of them resigned on the spot. The other was reelected -- with ease -- three years later.

Thus, you could make a strong argument that Anthony Weiner ought to resist any impulse to give up his congressional seat now that embarrassing photos he took of himself and apparently sent to women online have emerged....

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