Won’t Have Anthony Weiner To Dick Around Anymore

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It is finished.

RELATED: Weiner was Twitter’s first major political casualty in a darker way, too. This eposide demonstrated in a unique way that Twitter can encourage pack political journalism at its worst. I’m not defending Weiner. He lied to his colleagues, and what he did was unspeakably foolish, given that his outspoken liberalism guaranteed that he’d be a tempting target for the right. I’m agnostic on whether he should have resigned; other public officials who have committed far worse acts, sexual and otherwise, haven’t faced a fraction of the pressure he faced to step down. But ultimately, all you can say about his departure is that Democrats have now lost a very effective spokesman for the liberal cause — even if at times he did disappoint — and his profound folly and subsequent humiliation are just sad. MORE

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