Question of the Day: What Are Your Thoughts on Weinergate?

How do you feel about Rep. Weiner admitting that he had inappropriate online relations and tweeted controversial pictures?

Today's Question of the Day: How do you feel about Rep. Weiner admitting that he had inappropriate online relations and tweeted controversial pictures? Do you think he should resign? Do you think an ethics investigation is necessary? Tell us in comments.

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, D- Huntington, supports an ethics investigation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, after Weiner confessed to sending sexually suggestive photos to women through social media.

Israel, who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Weiner engaged in "a deep personal failure and embarrassed himself, his family and the House," but did not explicitly say Weiner should resign.

For Wednesday's "Question of the Day," we're asking you your opinion on Weiner's actions.

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Eric Bischoff June 09, 2011 at 04:05 PM
America is obsessed with puritanical sexual behavior. Who cares. We drive that embarrassing behavior response. Who cares about his sexual behavior or needs. Why is lying about a blow job more important to us than lying to start a war. Yes I would rather he handled it more honestly but we are all collectively responsible for Wiener's stupid cover up. Let's all get past this because we need Wiener's expertise and strength in dealing with issues of poverty and inequality. He should stay on and do what he does best and hopefully get his love life in order. He obviously is sad and lonely and not getting what he needs. This job must have something to do with it. A lot of politicians seem to have a similar problem or is it male behavior in America in general! How are we raising men?
John Cocchiola June 09, 2011 at 04:17 PM
What about the question of blackmail Eric? Don't you think these people that get involved in sex scandals can be blackmailed, for political favors? Foreign governments, girlfriends that need jobs, organized crime? If he was my next door neighbor, I wouldn't give a damn, but he takes part in decision making that each of us has to live with. He needs to use judgement to make those decisions, and he seems to have the bad judgement of a thirteen year old boy with issues. By the way, I don't think he comes off as particularly strong, he looks pretty weak to me. He looks like a weak boy with a big mouth.
Liz June 09, 2011 at 04:25 PM
John, The question of whether or not this was illegal has come up on all the cable shows. And the answer seems to be from all of them it is NOT, unless, he used Government Computers, from his House office, to send this pics, tweets, etc.
John Cocchiola June 09, 2011 at 04:31 PM
I don't think "illegal" is relevant. No one is suggesting he go to prison. He's unfit for his job, in my opinion. The question of legality has nothing to do with it. If the CEO of a Corporation got caught doing the same exact thing, the BoD and stockholders (and women's groups, and the general public) would insist he resign; having a sexual predator as a CEO is usually not a great idea (Weiner admitted that he really had no idea of how old those women were). I don't think he should be charged with a crime. Leaving a job is different. We should hold our elected officials at least to the standards of people in the Private Sector. If Weiner worked for me, he wouldn't after this.
Greta June 11, 2011 at 03:46 AM
super brite politician but missing a chip regarding judgment. sad situation. its an odd thing how so many males think females are eager to see their "junk". where do they get this idea?????


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