• Mon, Jun 13 2011

What Would You Do If You Were In Congress With Anthony Weiner?

A funny thing is happening with the women in Congress. They’re all seething about what Anthony Wiener did (in case you’re a little tardy to the party, he sent pictures of his penis to women who aren’t his wife), but they can’t say anything because that would be unprofessional.

Now, I myself have never been in a situation like this, but I find it humorous. It’s about the only thing I find humorous about Anthony Weinergate, except of course his name. But the idea of a whole roomful of extremely high-powered women sitting around giving Weiner the stink-eye because he’s a cheating, low-down dirty bastard is hilarious. I mean, if I were him I would probably resign just because of that.

But I’m curious — how would you behave if you were one of those women? Do you think you could stop yourself from giving him a piece of your mind, or at least sticking your foot out into the aisle when he walked by?

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  • Isabel

    If a coworker of mine had made transgressions identical to those of Anthony Weiner and word had somehow spread around the office about it, I wouldn’t say a thing because it wouldn’t be any of my business. Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I think that the same goes for this situation.

    The only difference I see here is that since Weiner has a high-profile job and his judgement affects a lot of people on a very public level, everything thinks that they are entitled to an opinion. But is it really fair to say that the judgement he demonstrates in his occupational affairs is akin to that of his personal ones? Honestly, I don’t think so.

    As I said, I really don’t feel comfortable passing judgement because it feels like trespassing into his & his family’s personal life, which is none of my business. But his wife has evidently made the decision to maintain their partnership, and it’s insulting to her and conceited of myself to think that my outsider’s opinion would warrant giving the guy “a piece of my mind”. And I’d keep the stink-eyes to myself as well.

  • Eileen

    I wouldn’t speak out if it were just the women who were sex-talking with him, but apparently the college student didn’t ask for, want, or understand exactly why he sent the original twitter picture.

    And I don’t care what you do in your private life…but sending unsolicited pictures of your penis to girls who’d previously just enjoyed talking about politics with you is not okay.

  • Meghan

    I’m in agreement with Isabel – personal business is personal business. If everyone with personal indiscretions and questionable morality is prevented from doing their job, none of the big corporations OR the government would have anyone at the helm.

    Of all the cheating, lying bastards in Congress, at least this one isn’t a complete hypocrite i.e. cheating on her with men and hating on gays at the same time. Is there anyone in Congress who isn’t cheating on their wives?