Weinergate. The very word makes one giggle like a grade-schooler . . . by junior high we had more “manly” words for our little fellas. Representative Anthony Weiner sure seems to be proud of his so we are giving him the coveted “Head Up the ‘ol Wazzoo Award” for how he’s handled his, uh, little problem. Apparently he likes to take underwear pics of it, too . . . although he doesn’t seem to be able to keep track of what happens to them afterwards. But wait, if you don’t listen to talk radio, or watch Fox News, you might not even know what this is about. Kind of like when the mainstream media “held” the story of John Edwards hiding his mistress and using campaign funds to pay her off during his ’08 run in the Democratic primaries. Anyone want to speculate how that would have been handled if it had been a Republican candidate?
At least now with a Federal indictment and arrest of Edwards yesterday, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the liberal newspapers have had to step up and tell the whole story. If I were them, I’d have been ashamed to have been scooped and out-moxied by The National Enquirer way back then! But, I do digress, so back to Weinergate (giggle). The Left tried their darnedest to destroy Breitbart for breaking the story over at Big Government, but now they seem to understand that was a futility!
In his NRO piece, Is Weiner Being Frank?, Jonah Goldberg asks and answers the questions the MSM just can’t bear to deal with:
So when the busy Mr. Weiner was asked on Wednesday if he was the guy pictured in the photo of a man in tight gray briefs in a state of readiness the folks at NORAD might describe as “Defcon 1,” the congressman responded that he just couldn’t say for sure. “I don’t know what photographs are out there in the world of me,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
And, really, who can blame him? I mean, how can we expect him to be able to keep track of all his groin shots, either in his personal archives or out there “in the world”?
Can Justin Bieber account for all of his headshots and cellphone pics? Of course not. So why should we expect Weiner to know for sure whether that’s one of his pics?
It’s very clever and funny, so go and read it all! Hey, how about another game of golf for the Mighty “O”? Nothing really there to report, it just sounds funny to me. What else does the guy do? He sure hasn’t done much to help the struggling economic recovery. As noted by Jim Geraghty in a CNN interview, unemployment is high and will probably remain so next year.
I tried to point out that this is a central point of the traditional argument of challengers against presidential incumbents: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” For eight years, Democrats painted the Bush years, with their 4 to 6 percent unemployment, as the bad old days of economic deprivation. (Here’s a letter from Nancy Pelosi and Tom Daschle bewailing high unemployment and the tough job market in December 2003, when the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent.) Sure, Obama and the Democratic Congress inherited a tough economic circumstance — but with large congressional majorities able to pass the stimulus and the health-care bill, most Americans haven’t felt any significant improvement in their lives.
CNN lackey Ali Velshi didn’t like that observation at all, accusing Geraghty of spewing GOP talking points and saying that he needed to come to interviews like this one “better armed.” Gotta LUV the libs — “They can’t handle the truth!”
One last note for today, yesterday the story broke about a U.S. District Court judge in Texas ruling that no one could pray at a specific Texas high school graduation ceremony, under threat of going to jail. Evidently there is some sanity at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as a justice there overturned that ruling in time or the school to have it’s graduation as it as intended.
Public prayer will be allowed at a Texas high school graduation after a federal appeals court on Friday reversed a ban won by an agnostic family that claimed ceremony traditions such as invocations were unconstitutional.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency appeal filed by the Medina Valley Independent School District. Its San Antonio-area high school was ordered by a federal judge earlier this week to forbid students from asking audience members to join in prayer or bow their heads during Saturday’s graduation.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Christa and Danny Schultz, who said watching their son receive a diploma this weekend would amount to forced religious participation.
The lesson in all this? Don’t give up . . . they haven’t won, yet.