Friday, June 17, 2011
Now that I'm back up and running I think the first order of business would be to comment on the whole Wiener fiasco. You can view the resignation video here. The first thing that needs to be said is that this whole thing has become a crock of shit. Yes, people have made the argument that he didn't really need to give such a high profile resignation, but in all reality, given the media firestorm surrounding the story, it was the only thing he could do. He would have been called a coward if he had just submitted a written resignation. He's being called narcissistic for the doing this in front of cameras, which is probably a fair assessment of his personality on any given day but honestly it really was the only way to do this.
Secondly, about the heckling. Gaaaaaaay. That's really all anyone can say. The heckler was being a fag. And no I don't mean that in a anti-homosexual way, I mean it in the way Eminem defended his use of the word while doing a duet with Elton John at the Oscars. The hecklers were being idiots, assholes, children, douche-bags, popped-collar-jersey-shore-esque mouth-breathers, really any negative thing you want to call them. I, however, prefer the simple elegance that is calling someone a fag. Like saying "fuck" when making a point. I should disclose that I thought he should resign. Some of you might argue that what he did wasn't a really big deal and actually more of a personal issue between the congressman and his wife. I would agree that the twitter photo and the talking to cute young girls isn't really that big of an issue. But if that's the case, why lie so hard about it? Why take it to the point where you call the cops on a CBS reporter? Why make up a story about hackers? Sure I get that he panicked. But his defenders can't have it both ways. This is either a non-story or a big issue and the fact remains that he lied and continued to lie about it, in the face of overwhelming face-palming by any casual observer. Really you can't tell say with certainty if a picture of a penis is yours or not. Any guy that heard that had to know that was BS. And with that in mind, I know that if I was a constituent of his, it would be impossible for me to trust him going forward.
If he was willing to lie so hard and so desperately over something that is mildly embarrassing at best then what about the more important things that a politician might lie over like getting or using illegal funds. Keep in mind this guy had his eye on being mayor of New York.
So anyway my point is that it was right for him to resign and it was right for him to do it in the public manner that he did, but honestly people cheering and asking if his penis was over seven inches is straight up classless. The guys literally going through the worst moment of his life, was it really necessary to make it worse?
So I've decided to start this blog back up again. The GOP primaries are starting to get into gear and to me that makes politics pretty interesting again. I've always liked the competative aspect of poltics more than anything else. It's like watching a great football game... only this stuff actually matters. Once things settle down into the implimintation of policy it gets a little annoying. I don't have a (huge) problem with people spinning facts and stories while on the campaign trail but once it gets down to the nitty gritty of governance it gets a little frustrating to watch both sides twist facts to suit their own needs. And yes both sides are equally guilty of it. SO with that in mind I'm going to try and jump back into the political blogging game.