WASHINGTON (AP) — Pursed lips. Frosty glares. Polite demurrals. Icy silence. Women in politics are grappling with the distinctly unfunny choice of restraining themselves or letting rip what they really think about Rep. Anthony Weiner’s X-rated online conduct and whether he belongs in Congress. They’ll be vexed by the question awhile longer because the 46-year-old Democrat from New York City told the New York Post on Thursday he won’t resign.
The scandal presents a maddening choice for these female leaders, none shy, between speaking out or keeping quiet about behavior that, at best, is disrespectful of women. “You’re right, I don’t like” questions about Weiner, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said with a smile.
Feinstein, D-Calif., was elected in 1992, known as “the Year of the Woman.” She said she’s shocked and saddened by the matter, which grew worse as the week went on, and she wished she could say something lighthearted about it. Does she think Weiner should resign? “I’m not getting into that,” she demurred.
It was an apt illustration of the bind in which female lawmakers, particularly Democrats, find themselves as Weiner’s tawdry saga unfolds. They represent a party trying to position itself as the best choice for women in the lead-up to the 2012 congressional and presidential elections, yet the most senior among them have not called outright for Weiner’s resignation. Most, in fact, have said nothing publicly at all. LINK
And that ladies and gentlemen is what you call a gutless, cowardly, female politician. Each and every one of them knows how disgusting and amoral Anthony Weiner is. Each and every one of these so-called “feminists” know how they really feel about Weiner. But they are so wedded to their anti-family, anti-morality platforms that when there is a rat in their very own wood pile they have NO CHOICE but to ignore it. They can’t bring themselves to stand up and say “Yes Anthony Weiner is a disgusting, sleazy, creepy little man who has brought great shame and ill repute on himself, the office he holds and the Congress of the United States of America and he should RESIGN”. Except that in sex scandal after sex scandal democrats rally around these guys and defend the indefensible. Yet they claim to support marriage… EXCUSE ME?
Nancy Pelosi (San Fran Nan) is so psychotic that her position changes hourly. After first publicly declaring her support for the rat Weiner, she has now changed her mind and thinks he should go. Now as the tide turns against Weiner, other democrat women are finally sensing that it is safe to throw him under the bus. I’m sure the latest revelations about him communicating with an underage New Jersey girl made it that much easier. Sad that these democrats don’t have a shred of morality otherwise dumping him would have been their first reaction, not their fifth.
When Charlie Rangel has your back you can be pretty sure it’s time to go.