This is so touching.
During the interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts that was on the telly this morning, President Obama, who had just forced Rep. Anthony Weiner out of office against both the Congressman’s wishes and those of his constituents, said he DID IT FOR HIM.
I wish Rep. Weiner and his lovely wife well. Obviously, it’s been a tough incident for him, but I’m confident that they’ll refocus and he’ll refocus, and they’ll end up being able to bounce back.
I think it was just important for him to be able to focus on his family. And what’s most important, I think for all of us, is, how do the people we love … how are we interacting with them? And this gives him some time to do that.
Awwww. I’m sure Weiner called Obama and said, thank you FOR SCREWING ME.
This is truly (Bill) Clintonian in its level of self-delusion and abnegation of responsibility. Obama earlier this week finished Weiner off by signaling the White House wanted him out, saying “I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign.” What’s more, he did it because it had become clear to Democratic leaders that Weinergate had become a big political loser, as I wrote today in POLITICO, jeopardizing things like, you know, Obama’s reelection.
This is like if Henry VIII told Anne Boleyn he was removing her head to improve her appearance. Not really very believable, but it makes the executioner feel a lot better.