Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weiner - the worst of it

No surprise really that Weiner didn't resign.  But perhaps the worst of it is the defense that he hadn't broken the law, and then the later discussion of whether he had broken House rules.  It tells you where we are that we even bother asking about his use of his phone and office and whether that constitutes an improper use of government property.  As Mark Steyn relates in regard to the Profumo affair it should be much simpler:

"The denial was soon proven false, and that’s why Profumo resigned—not because he was untrue to his wife but because he was untrue to the House of Commons. The Westminster system—all the “my honorable friend,” “the noble Earl,” “the right honorable member opposite” stuff—is predicated on the assumption of integrity."

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