Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
How long ago were these photos sent - posted - or whatever?
Personally I don't give a dam about sex scandals unless they involve other forms of curruption (using campaign money, pay offs, etc.). For me they add an element of hypocricy in some cases, i.e. running on superior 'family values', calling for Clinton to be impeached, etc. But beyond that I care primarily about policy positions.
Some were sent before his marriage, some very recently. There seem to be a lot of "inappropriate" messages sent however.
Normally, I don't care about these type of scandals either. But when you get up and lie about it for days, you compound your initial private bad judgment with public bad judgment. It might be different if Weiner held a critically important government post where his resignation would cause a lot of problems, but he's just a Congressman and an election could be scheduled quickly as it was in the western New York district where the Republican resigned for similar reasons. If he hangs on, he's unnecessary baggage and a distraction for his party.