Art And Response

Weiner’s Whopper (of a lie)

June 4th, 2011

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After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a bulging-underpants photo of himself to a young woman and admitted to “inappropriate” exchanges with six women before and after getting married. He apologized for lying but said he would not resign.

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First, former Rep. Chris Lee, the New York Republican was caught earlier this year sending a shirtless photo to a woman on Craig’s List, and now Weiner is using modern technology for raunch instead of good. Apparently our married, middle aged elected officials think of themselves as rockstars. Of course, from the look of Weiner’s photo it’s more than his ego that’s bloated. The amount of media attention spent on our elected leaders’ sex lives seems disproportionate compared to that devoted to their voting record. Again, looking at Weiner’s photo it’s not the only thing that’s disproportionate. You see that’s the problem. It’s more fun to poke fun at a member of congress’ member than to investigate who he’s really working for and what that means to us. Don’t believe me? Try watching C-Span for more than a half hour.