June 07, 2011

Zombie nails it

You knew this would be coming from the usual suspects: "At least Weiner is not a hypocrite." Right. Aside from the fact that he's an immense hypocrite to his still-newlywed wife, Zombie dissects this whole "not a hypocrite" nonsense:

it hasnít just emerged in regards to Weinergate: Itís actually one of the bedrocks of the liberal worldview: Conservatives are hypocrites concerning moral issues, whereas liberals are not.

Which got me to thinking: This has to be the weakest philosophical argument Iíve ever encountered. Not just weak: self-extirpating.

Essentially, this "progressive" argument works like this:

Zombie concludes:

Which do you think the general public prefers: An ideology that at least tries to champion a moral code, but whose adherents sometimes fail to live up to it; or an ideology that by its own definition is inherently immoral and whose adherents donít even have a moral code to violate?

Meanwhile, the Weiner may be in trouble more than he'd like to think. It seems he instructed the [former] porn star he followed (on Twitter) to lie, and even made available his PR team if she so wanted:

On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice? I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh]."

On June 2, Weiner sent Lee a proposed statement she could give to the press: "I have nothing to do with the situation involving Rep Weiner. I follow his twitter feed. And for a brief time he followed me. Much has been made of the fact that I have posted about my admiration for Rep Weiner and his politics. All I can say about that is that I'm a fan of his. Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message thanking me for following him. I have never met Rep. Weiner and he has never sent me anything innappopriate (sic) ..."

Weiner then asked Lee directly, "How's it [the proposed statement] feel?"

But he won't resign. Heh.

Lastly, here's the best headline of the last week or so regarding the Weiner: Erections have consequences.

Posted by Hube at June 7, 2011 12:16 PM | TrackBack

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