About 10 days ago Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York sent a text missive to a young woman in Seattle. The missive involved a pix of the Congressman’s private parts. When this came to light Weiner lied to the media and everyody else, including his congressional colleagues, that he had not sent the picture. A conservative blogger exploded that assertion and Weiner is now saying all over the place that he is sorry he lied. He also says he has broken no laws (which may well be true) and he has no intention of resigning.
Why are there so many of these sexual escapades among federal politicians in Washington? Republican Chris Lee resigned in February after sending naked pictures to some woman. John Edwards fathered a child out of wedlock. And that’s just a couple in a long list.
Isn’t it curious that there does not seeem to be any similar sexual peccadiloes in the Canadian federal system. Do you know of aany federal Canadian politician who had a child out of wedlock. Neither do I. Come to think of it, when was the last time a federal Canadian politician got into trouble over sex? In Canada it is not federal politicians who get into trouble over sex, it’s Catholic priests and bishops. Bishop Lahey is now in an Ottawa jail. He was caught flat-footed with hundred of child-porno pictures.
What explains the difference on sex matter between Washington and Ottawa?
Should Congressman Weiner resign (even though he has not broken any laws)?
What do you think?