Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dems Turning on Weiner: "Like Watching a Charlie Sheen Meltdown"

Anthony Weiner, who is now embroiled in a Twitter controversy in which he allegedly sent a picture of an aroused man (wearing underwear) to a woman, is now losing support from his staunchest supporters:  Democrats.

After nearly a week of bumbling about and starting more questions than answering them, Democrats have become weary of the Congressman from New York.

"Watching Anthony Weiner's twitter and press blitz is like watching a Charlie Sheen meltdown. It's amusing, uncomfortable, and not necessary," said one high-ranking Democratic aide. "If Weiner really wants to get beyond this, he'll shut up and let Democrats get back to their Medicare message."

When asked about the controversy surrounding Mr. Weiner, one Democratic staffer stated bluntly: "How much schadenfreude is happening because of this? A lot."

Ed Koch, former New York City mayor, echoed these statements, saying, "I think he's in trouble…I think he has a problem."
Mr. Weiner
With his most ardent supporters leaving him, it is no surprise that Republicans are slamming Mr. Weiner for his alleged actions.

“I think the American people are sick of seeing their elected officials tied up in scandals like this,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stated. “Come clean and clean it up," he added. "Perhaps he’s trying, but there’s a lot of explaining going on without a lot of clarity."

Even worse for Mr. Weiner is that he himself is fueling the controversy with vague, ambiguous statements.  For example, when asked if the picture was of him, he stated, "I'm reluctant to say anything definitively about this because I don't know to what extent our system was hacked."

Will this controversy sink the Congressman or will he survive?  Only time will tell.

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  1. When I read that the Congressional Cafeteria has banned hot dogs from the menu, then I'll know Weiner's toasted.

  2. Thank you, thank you Anthony Wiener for serving as a bad example. Hope you're on the unemployment line soon.