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She looks forward to spending more time with family

Published: Monday, June 13 2011 3:54 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

At the national level Weiner should follow Biskupski's example.

George
Bronx, NY

@rifleman
While understand you probably did not mean it to be, I find comparing Weiners situation to Biskupski's is a real slap in the face. By all indication Biskupski has served her constituents with great honor.

govt rocks
Salt Lake City, UT

My guess is she is moving out of state. She recently sold her house. Can't really blame her.

MenaceToSociety
Draper, UT

Did Rifleman call for John Ensign and Tom Coburn to resign? That was a lot worse than what Anthony Weiner did.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

Why would the DNews indicate "voluntarily" resigned? It seems to imply that there may be other reasons that could "force" her to resign. Maybe it's just bad editing.

williary
Kearns, UT

Shouldn't being a member of Congress be about serving the people who voted you in? At least that was the rallying cry from Republicans during the Health Care debate.

Now many like Rifleman have pulled another 180.

In a recent poll, 70% of Weiner's constituents don't believe he should resign.

Shouldn't the final say really be up to those who put him in office?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@RBN

But then not saying voluntary leaves the option of people thinking, at least at first, that she was forced out so... eh, either way someone's going to misinterpret it anyway. At that point you just hope people actually read the article.

md
Smithfield, UT

@ Williary :"Shouldn't being a member of Congress be about serving the people who voted you in? At least that was the rallying cry from Republicans during the Health Care debate.

Now many like Rifleman have pulled another 180.

In a recent poll, 70% of Weiner's constituents don't believe he should resign."

Just shows the lack of good judgement in Weiner's constituents.

Mr. John
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

we love you Jackie, thank you for your wonderful service to our state.

Naked Truth
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagen

What you fail to aknowledge is that Weiner is in hot water not just because of the sexting, but because he LIED about it and tried extensively to cover it up. You probably also believe that Clinton was impeached by the house over his affair with Lewinsky, where it was clearly for lying under oath about it.

Doesn't it speak volumes about the integrity of our current society (or lack there of) where a man in public office can get caught doing something shameful, proceed to lie about it in public, claim some false story to try and cover it up and yet still garner 70% support from his constituency? Disgusting.

We the People
Sandy, UT

As usual, I am at a total loss when Ruzicka speaks. Why would Utah not sit a duly-elected representative? If she was eligible to run and won the election, seating her would be a slap to freedom.

I know this episode was years ago, but give me a break!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

"Naughty pictures sent, sure. But no adultery has been proven."

I was with you until you said this. Sending naughty pictures to other people when you are married is still adultery.

We the People
Sandy, UT

Make that "not seating her..."

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Your Bible defines Adultery as "lying with a woman married to an husband" from Deuteronomy 22:22.

The dictionary defines Adultery as "voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse"

There has to be physical intercourse for it to be adultery.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Rifleman | 11:41 a.m. June 13, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah
At the national level Weiner should follow Biskupski's example.

[What? Rep. Biskupski moved out of her district, she can no longer legally represent her district.

Rep. Weiner e-mailed stupid messages: Stupid, but not illegal.

Unless you're grasping for straws by trying to link His sexting indescression to a Lesbian relationship.
You're mixing Apples and Oranges.
Typical disconnected logic of Talk-Radio rationalization.]

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govt rocks | 12:38 p.m. June 13, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
My guess is she is moving out of state. She recently sold her house. Can't really blame her.

[Obviously - you didn't take the time to read the article before commenting, unless you think she can possibly run or be Mayor of Salt Lake City while living out of state.]

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Mr. John
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@LDS Liberal
In fairness to govt rocks the original article (with a different header) that was running with this thread was before her official announcement and did not include any information on why she was resigning. I only bring it up because I think it only fair to point the finger at the right people in this case the DN.

Naked Truth
Salt Lake City, Utah

LDS Liberal,

So you must not have a problem with a married man disregarding his marriage vows by engaging in what many in a marriage would term inappropriate behavior because it's not "illegal". Ok, fine. But are you ok with the coverup he spearheaded, lying repeatedly to the public about it? The man does not deserve to be in public service and if he were the representative of my district, I'd vote him out faster than you can say "recall".

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: DeltaFoxtrot

Adultry as defined by Jesus:

In Matthew 5 Jesus Said:

27 You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery.
28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@deltafoxtrot
"There has to be physical intercourse for it to be adultery. "

Ever heard of the phrase "violating the spirit of the law"? It's kinda like that sort of situation here. Besides you used a biblical defintion but didn't use the one given by Jesus that goes beyond just physical intercourse.

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery, Matt. 5: 28

@LDSliberal

That moving out of state comment was made when the article was in an earlier version that was just saying she was going to make an announcement. The article was changed after the details of that announcement came forth.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

I'm not interested in the sexuial preferances or practices being discussed here, but I think she should have resigned 8 years ago, ALONG WITH every other member of the legislature who has served more than 5 years!! My gosh, what makes these people decide they know better than anyone else how to run things and that they ought to be in power forever? That's precisly what's wrong with the US Congress, every State Legislature and a good many City Councils and County Commissions. They all think they're persons of privilege because they happened to win an election at the ballot box. TOSS THEM ALL I SAY!!

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