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Reid: 'can't defend' Weiner

Published: Wednesday, June 8 2011 9:13 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

yet a poll shows a majority of New Yorkers don't think he should resign...... What does it take nowadays

@Charles
the greater outdoors, UT

@ute alumni: it just shows how far our society has fallen when people push all morals and values under the rug.

HaHaHaHa
Othello, WA

I don't understand this. All Dem's, leftists, Libs and their slobbering pop culture media hacks, came to the defense of Bill Clinton, when he was sharing his "assets" with women other then his wife. He didn't break the law, until he tried to lie and cover it up, just like Mr. Wiener. Whats changed? Whats the difference now? Poor Mr. Wiener, Clinton's escapades were viewed and held up as resume enhancements, while Wiener gets the cold shoulder. Poor guy!

GWB
West Jordan, UT

Rep. Weiner should tender his resignation that is contingent on Republican Senator David Vitter resigning from his Senate seat for hiring a prostitute (which is illegal) and breaking his marriage vows by having sexual intercorse with the prostitute.

His resignation should also be contingent on the resignation os Republican Senator Tom Colburn who aided in making payments to the husband of a staff member from Senator John Ensign's office (with whom Ensign had an affair). Paying campaign money to cover up an affair is exactly what John Edwards was recently indicted for so with Coburn aiding in the payments, he should also resign.

So, once the Republicans are clean (remember the words - let he who is without sin cast the first stone), then they should feel free to call for Rep Weiner to step down. Until then, it is just more hypocrisy!

williary
Kearns, UT

@HaHaHaHa

Many things are different/have changed between the two.

First, this is a relatively unknown Congressman, compared to the President. Much easier to cut loose.

Second, the country is facing a difficult run, compared to the end of one of the more successful Presidency's in recent history.

Just as winning gets athletes a lot of leway, same goes for politics. If your'e an important figure on either side, you get more margin for error. If you've been successful, the margin gets even greater. Even if you're just a big name on the scene, you get more room for error.

Look at Palin on the conservative side. If a less known Governor had walked out on the job to pursue money, but continued to try and be a focal point of the Republican party, they would get killed for quitting. But because the extreme right loves Palin, they make excuses for, or just don't talk about, her failure to finish even 1 term.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

GWB | 10:16 a.m. June 8, 2011,

Don't forget Mark Sanford. Still Republican Gov. of SC after 'Hiking the Apalachan Trail' and cheating on his wife.

HaHaHaHa
Othello, WA

@ 10:27 So in other words, like most leftists, your a fan or an acceptor of double standards. Yes I know this isn't EXACTLY the same issue and circumstance of Clinton, but why not support the guy?

As for Palin, I'm not sure either you or I could really say or know why she quit. I will certainly allow you and most Palin haters to believe your theory, and you might even be right. I don't support the idea of her leaving that position, before her term ended, without a very good reason, and I haven't seen a very good reason. I might suggest there is more to it then meets the eye. I might even suggest an additional idea. Maybe she was being noble. Maybe she was really saving her state and constituents some of their valuable time and money, because of all the mindless, half-baked court claims being filed against her, by your fellow haters. It was still very distracting for her, when the election was long over, and the haters still couldn't accept winning the election - as good enough.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

I'm not sure which relationship theory Weiner lends credence to: big nose, big feet, low intelligence or all of the above. I hope the Democratic party will throw the bum out.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Once he's gone, Weiner's staff will be in short demand!

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

@Pagan:
"Don't forget Mark Sanford. Still Republican Gov. of SC..."

FYI-Mark Sanford is no longer the governor of South Carolina. The SC governor is Nikki Haley.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'FYI-Mark Sanford is no longer the governor of South Carolina. The SC governor is Nikki Haley.' - LoveLife | 11:39 a.m. June 8, 2011

I apologize. I was under the impression, incorrectly, that Mark Sanford was still Gov. of SC.

Your right Lovelife, he is not. He DID cheat on his wife, and resigned.

williary
Kearns, UT

@10:48

Yes, the world isn't fair. Yes, some people get away with more than others. It's called life. Time to act like an adult and realize that.

And I love how you perfectly prove the double standard with Palin. She quit, bottom line. Any other person does the same thing, walk out on their job after feeding us a long list of what they hoped to accomplish, and they get roasted. So thank you for proving my point.

Eliot
Santaquin, UT

"Don't forget Mark Sanford. Still Republican Gov. of SC after 'Hiking the Apalachan Trail' and cheating on his wife."

That would be news to Nikki Haley.

HaHaHaHa
Othello, WA

@ 1148 Oh if I could just be as mature a you.(sarcasm intended) Nice job on putting words in my mouth and ignoring what I really said. Another mature tactic of the Left. And how did we get caught up in your abhorrent, loathing, fixation with Sarah Palin? Can't get her off your mind? What does it have to do with this subject? Can't stop thinking about her? Please provide the precise quote, and source for the LONG list she had hoped to accomplish, and the quote where I said it was alright for her to quit. The haters have punished her for months, over her quitting, so don't say she hasn't been "roasted". Or are you just looking for a Republican who said something bad about her?

GWB
West Jordan, UT

Pagan,

He didn't resign, he finished his term and then went off to have his romantic trysts without having to have state troopers know where he was.

You are correct though, he cheated on his wife and still didn't resign, and yet many of the same Republican supporters are calling for Weiner to resign.

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