Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Did Anthony Weiner Get Two Weeks Paid Vacation or Two Weeks Notice?

Two big developments in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal on Monday.

(1) The U.S. House of Representatives granted Weiner's request for a two-week leave of absence on Monday to seek professional help.s

(2) President Barack Obama gave an interview to NBC in whioh he said, "I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign."

With that kind of pressure to resign, from the sitting President in your own party, Weiner may want the professional help of a career counselor rather than the sex rehab therapy he had lined up. Because it sounds to me that he has been given two weeks to find a new job.

Obama gave Weiner a good lashing:

"When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to, at the time when people are worrying about jobs, and their mortgages, and paying the bills — then you should probably step back."
Weiner will earn $6,692.31 on his Congressional salary during his paid two week leave of absence. But the job he comes back to may be much diminished, with a Democratic aide suggesting the Democratic caucus run by Nancy Pelosi, who has also asked Weiner to resign, could strip Weiner of his committee assignments and ban Weiner from their meetings.

President Obama also participated in a job forum Monday where he admitted some of the stimulus projects were "not as shovel-ready as we expected." Burying Anthony Weiner in the hole he dug for himself is very shovel-ready.

No comments: