Debbie Wasserman Scultz, that is. Her twisting, looping, convoluted machinations to deflect for Re. Anthony Weiner should easily merit her the second spot with Obama on the ticket. I mean, really, someone who can stay the talking point repeatedly no matter how idiotic it sounds with a straight face surely does deserve a higher spot than just DNC Chair.
Don't take my word for it. Watch her respond to Wolf Blitzer's questions regarding Rep. Weiner (H/t to Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion):
Okay, we get it. You think it is a "personal matter" for a US Representative to be tweeting out photos of his, um, oh, hell - you know - to young women? Really? Well, at least you are consistent when it comes to matters of US Representatives engaging in some hinky behavior.
Oh, wait - no you're not, as Michael Alan of Le-gal-In-sur-rec-tion highlights in this piece:
[snip]Well, that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should really get acquainted with this Debbie Wasserman-Schultz:This goes beyond Rep. Foley, it goes to the values of the Congressional leadership. These are not family values, these are not American values.
What was Wasserman-Schultz referring to in that 2006 quote? The behavior of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL . . . are you watching those party labels?), who made advances towards 18 and 21 year old young men.
In fact, she went as far as to demand the resignation of then Speaker Denny Hastert for not addressing the Foley matter quickly enough:[snip] What I've called for is an investigation to be completed within 10 days. And quite honestly, yes, I do think that Denny Hastert should resign . . . I‘d like to see the Republican caucus call upon their leadership, Speaker Hastert, Majority Leader Boehner, to get this resolved quickly. Do it before the election. And I haven‘t heard them say that. They‘re saying have the FBI investigate, have the House Ethics Committee investigate. They need to push their leadership to get this resolved so that they can move on, and we can make sure that we can restore the trust that they have shaken the public in Congress.
Now there are obviously some major differences between the two cases, but a big part of Wasserman-Schultz's complaint in 2006 was that Foley had not been previously sanctioned, despite evidence of a proclivity for hitting on much younger men.
But TNR's Jonathan Chait, who is one of the few lefty bloggers honestly covering this story, points out a Vanity Fair piece that suggests similar evidence of Weiner's issues as far back as 2001. [snip] (Click here to read the rest, and that goes for TNR piece, "Anthony Weiner's Skeeziness," too.)
Just to be clear, then, when a Republican Representative was caught engaging in less than seemly behavior, Wasserman-Schultz wanted the TOP Republican to resign as a result. But with Democrat Anthony Weiner, it is simply a "personal matter," and everyone should just leave him alone.
Is it just me, or is Wasserman Schultz digging a deeper and deeper hole since Obama wanted her to be the DNC Chair?
And WHAT is with these women defending men like this? Wasserman Schultz could not have deflected more to protect Weiner, and essentially declared this a hands-off matter. The National Enquirer has reported that Maria Shriver knew about Arnold's love child back in 2006, but Uncle Teddy wanted her to keep quiet lest it affect the family. (I know, I know, about the National Enquirer, but after they broke the John Edwards story, one has to give them props for getting it right sometimes.) And the list goes on.
Meanwhile, some of the Democratic BigWigs are all upset that Re. Weiner didn't show up for the Israel Day Parade in New York this past weekend. I am not kidding. These are some heavy hitters:
[snip] “I’d like to see him here,” Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said at the parade, the New York CBS affiliate reported. “He cares about Israel, [is] very active in the Jewish community, and he ought to be here.”
Former New York City comptroller Bill Thompson, who’s seen as one of Weiner’s top potential rivals in the 2013 mayor’s race, said that the situation surrounding Weiner is “becoming a huge circus” and “it’s unfortunate that the congressman didn’t deal with this quickly.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y), also at the parade, noted Weiner’s absence but avoided criticism. “It’s going to be up to the congressman how he handles this and people will have their opinion when they actually have the facts,” he told the New York Post.
A handful of Weiner’s colleagues who represent New York City in the House refused to comment at the parade.
“I’m not here to pass judgment,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) told CBS. “I’m not trained in that area.”
“I know what you want to ask me, and I don’t want to answer,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney said. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Please tell me again how the DNC is the party for women? The one that stands up for women? Because I am not seeing it. When you have major Democrats like those mentioned above lamenting that Weiner isn't in attendance at an event afte rall of this information is coming out about him, well, that is telling indeed. Heck, even as I type, more and more is coming out about Anthony Weiner and his Tweets to women - I'm sorry, I meant to say, INAPPROPRIATE tweets to women.
But Rep. Wasserman Schultz will keep trying her, "nothing to see here, move along, move along, this is a private matter," and her colleagues will, apparently, act like his behavior is no big deal, so he should show up anyway, and on, and on, and on...
Yep - I think the DNC Chair is destined for bigger things the way she stands by her (Democratic) man when he treats women like crap. Don't you?
UPDATE: I know this will come as a shock to you, but Rep. Weiner has FINALLY admitted that he has been sending these kinds of tweets before, and AFTER, he got married. AND, he admitted the underwear photo was indeed of him, and he indeed did send it to some young co-ed. What a charmer.
But you know he is not resigning over this.
There is so much more to the crapola he said, and you can read it all HERE. Copyright © 2011 by Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy