Weiner’s Intervention

Anthony Weiner Says He Will Take Leave of Absence, Seek ‘Treatment’ as Scandal Grows

Treatment. Weinergate has now morphed into an episode of A&E’s Intervention. Three top Democrats, including Mama Nancy herself, read their letters. “I love you. If you do not get help, I’ll have to cut you out of my life. Will you take this gift and work on your healing starting today?” He agrees grudgingly. Then he gets whisked away to Sex Addiction Ranch in some BFE town. Most of the days will probably start with group. “Hi. My name is Anthony, and I’m addicted to sex.”

Politicians deal with scandal differently. He’s taking the long route and delaying the inevitable. Just resign. And I don’t think there is a 12-step group for being a dumbass.


5 responses to “Weiner’s Intervention

  • Snoring Dog Studio

    I’m not in a position to say what demons this man has in his soul and whether rehab is warranted. I don’t care if he gets “cured” of his addiction. Even this gesture won’t convince his supporters, the people who’ll vote for him again, that what he did does matter – it does go to credibility and judgment. I’m far more bothered by his loyal voters and the ethical vacuum they live in than the drama unfolding behind this one politician. When voters lower the bar, everyone else loses.

    • Spinny Liberal

      When voters lower the bar, everyone else loses. Ain’t that the truth.
      It’s going to be interesting what will happen. The voters in his district are split – a little more than half wanting him to resign. It’s very close, though.

  • beaglezmom

    Treatment? What he’s hoping is that the focus will shift from “I did wrong” to “I’m sick. I need help”. To me the appropriate answer is “Well – maybe. But you still did wrong.” All he’s doing is taking advantage of a system of care designed for people who really do need care and treatment. People who are successful in treatment go into it because they are sorry for what they did and are ready to change. People who go into treatment because they are sorry they got caught., less successful. People who go into treatment because they are trying to avoid other consequences (like being forced out) – not successful at all.

    Besides, I don’t think most politicians do well with the 12 steps. They have trouble acknowledging there is a high power than themselves.

    • Spinny Liberal

      But you still did wrong – that is so true!!

      Besides, I don’t think most politicians do well with the 12 steps. They have trouble acknowledging there is a high power than themselves.
      And this is solid gold. 🙂

  • lobotero

    Weiner was an idiot…..and yes he should resign 5 minutes after Sen. Vitter.

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