The Stupidest Thing

The stupidest thing I’ve heard this week is a carry-over from last week: the outrage over Representative Wiener and his lewd pictures.

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.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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1 Response to The Stupidest Thing

  1. I completely agree. I mean, isn’t it almost a rite of passage for politicians to get caught screwing around with someone nowadays? Good grief! I’m probably going to get flack for saying this cause I know not everyone liked Clinton–course when has that ever stopped me from opening my trap–but I didn’t care what he did with that Monica Lewinsky. Who cares?! I liked him, and personally don’t think that what they do behind their bedroom doors, or for that matter behind anyone’s bedroom doors, is any of our business. All I’m concerned about it whether they’re doing their job. It didn’t make Clinton a shitty president in my book. It just made him a shitty husband.

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