Monday, June 06, 2011

Another Victorian era holdover: the shock and outrage over Anthony Weiner

Because, of course, sending a picture of yourself over the internet is a terrible, terrible, offense, unlike authorizing torture at Abu-Ghraib and Guantanamo.

It's also impressive how whether he should resign or not is being left open to a country wide audience, not just to his constituents, who elected him and who should be the ones he listens to. I mean, it's reminiscent of the sudden throbbing sympathy that folks in bum fuck nowhere suddenly found for New York City after 9/11. I happened to be living in a town in the South, or the 'fake south' of North Florida, when 9/11 happened, where the people there would rail against the North and against Liberals....but suddenly after that date the papers started declaring their patriotism and their support of the people of New York, and saying that, geez, because we care so much about you we're going to press for invading a couple of countries, no matter if you want that or not. If you don't, well, you're liberal cosmopolitan anti-patriots who shouldn't have the privilege of living in our sacred New York City. What a joke.

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