I missed out on most of the Weiner controversy while on vacation. For the record, I think the whole thing was a tempest in a teapot. For that matter, I think (and thought at the time) that Congress in 1998 should have satisfied itself with a resolution criticizing Clinton’s behavior, and left it at that. But, for what it’s worth, Ron Kampeas makes some valid points here about political hypocrisy:
But liberals, wipe those self-satisifed smiles off your faces. How many times in the past 15 years have you ripped into Republicans for trying to impeach President Clinton over his sexual indiscretions and untruths? Somehow all these Democratic leaders who have spent years painting Ken Starr and the congressional GOPers as waging a puritanical crusade against the will of the people took just a few days to conclude that Weiner had to go.
Weiner sent tweets to young women; Clinton had an actual affair with his intern.
Weiner lied to the press; Clinton lied under oath.
Weiner lied for a few days; Clinton lied and roped his Cabinet into the lies for about eight months.
And another thing: Most of the people calling for Weiner to take a hike don’t even live in his district. Clinton was everybody’s business.
So why exactly did Weiner have to go but Bubba had to stay?
OK, OK, that’s politics. But still.