What is the point of all the hue and cry for a talented politician’s resignation over a stupid indiscretion. The poor man needs a shrink, not an ethics committee hearing. Yes, what he did was incredibly stupid and risky. And why would he take such a chance when he had been warned that there were people out there in cyberland following his every move just waiting for him to do something stupid. Did they know something about Representative Wiener’s state of mind that others didn’t know? Perhaps.
The representative has served his constituency well during his tenure. The people in his district want him to stay on. Why open an ethics committee on this debacle and not on who authorized the torture at Abu Grav prison< Representative Pelosi? What difference does is make–really–if Representative Wiener used his government-issued Blackberry or his own phone?
This brouhaha is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever hear. Representative Wiener did a dumb thing, but his persecution is equally as stupid as it distracts us from the real problems in this country such as unemployment and the removal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. It's the stupidest thing I've heard in a while.