Let me jump right in - there's a heap of things to get to, dear readers.
The disaster in Oklahoma
I came to an interesting conclusion the other day.
PEOPLE WANT TO BE LIED TO.
How can I say such a thing?
Congressman Anthony Weiner may, emphasized may, have bought himself some more time as he entered rehab, amid calls from major democrats that it’s time to go, like Nancy Pelosi and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Pelosi and Wasserman Schultz said Saturday Weiner should resign, calling his sending explicit photos and raunchy emails to women all over the country "indefensible" and a distraction.
Congressman Anthony Weiner maintains he will not resign over the sex scandal, and anyone that even remotely knows Weiner is aware that he would never step down on his own. Never!
Let's save the subject of my latest piece for last - we're going to delve into a myriad of issues. First, let me end my coverage of the "WeinerGate" scandal with these thoughts:
And so begins my next Crock Pot.
Anthony...thy name is silly ass.
You couldn't admit up front that you sent out the Twitter photo of your junk?
Anthony, even though you pulled a Chris Lee...no one would have cared. Instead...you have now joined the ranks of every other scumbag politician who has to be forced to tell the bloody truth, kicking and screaming.
Push-polling (which is legal) is not the problem. Potential dishonesty is the problem. The cover-up is often greater than the crime.
The mayor of New York City pulled another fast one on the people.
Tuesday's New York Times ran a story that Bloomberg "push-polled" about Anthony Weiner, a potential mayoral rival. "Push-polling" is campaigning disguised as survey-taking. A hypothetical example:
On WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show this morning, Rep John Murtha confirmed his endorsement of Council Member Yvette Clarke for Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District, and withstood a surprise attack [via phone] from his colleague, Rep Major Owens.
Owens took issue with Murtha's unannounced visit to his district - calling it a "breach in protocol" - and questioned whether Murtha's co-conspirator Rep Anthony Weiner even held a similar position [to Murtha, Clarke and Chris Owens] on the Iraq War.
Murtha defended Weiner who had signed on to Murtha's troop redeployment resolution.
Update: Weiner's office further clarifies the point:
Audio of the interview now available, here.