Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Who’s the real bad guy here?

Why is everyone upset at this guy ....
I am somewhat bewildered over all this holier-than-thou hand-wringing going on among the self-anointed morally superior over the fate of New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner while no one seems to be talking about San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Let’s compare their transgressions.

Weiner sent a picture of his crotch from his phone to and exchanged X-rated text messages with a woman last summer. The seriousness here is that all this happened more than a year after he resigned from Congress in disgrace after admitting to similar activities.

...while letting this jerk off the hook?
But unlike the moment when he announced his resignation from Congress, his wife, Huma Abedin, a woman I greatly admire, was by his side for Tuesday’s disclosures. She said Weiner told her before he decided to run for mayor that more of these pictures might be revealed (pun intended), but the decision was made that he should run anyway.

By the way, all sides agree there has never — ever — been any face-to-face or any other sort of physical contact between Weiner and the woman who received a picture of his weiner. Yet, it seems that whole world is up in arms.

Meanwhile, all away across the country, a third woman is accusing Mayor Filner of actual hands-on sexual harrassment, saying the mayor tried to kiss her no less than four times during a business meeting. Those accusations came today, just one day after political consultant Laura Fink said Filner patted her "posterior" during a fund raising event.

And on Monday, Filner’s former communications director Irene McCormick Jackson actually sued Filner for sexual harassment, claiming Filner subjected her and many other women to "crude and disgusting" comments and inappropriate touching. Among other things, Filner allegedly told Jackson she should not wear underwear to work.

Look, I’m not saying Weiner deserves a pass here, but let’s put these things in perspective. How about some of that outrage directed out West?

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