Listening to Thom Hartmann's show this morning, I have been very surprised as both Hartmann and a long succession of callers argued that what he did is personal and should not result in political consequences for him.
I totally disagree. This man's distasteful behavior has given the press ammunition for years to come to use specious arguments of equivalence to dismiss the most vile Republican abuses. Furthermore, he has enabled the press to continue to treat one of the most malignant smear merchants in recent memory as a reliable source, which will allow him to continue his efforts to destroy left-leaning organizations and political figures. How many groups like ACORN and individuals like Shirley Sherrod will Andrew Breitbart now be able to crush, thanks to Anthony Weiner's lack of self control?
I don't care what Anthony Weiner's politics have been in the past. This man has demonstrated to all of us that the needs of the entire nation mean less to him than his most low, animal instincts. Regardless of how liberal he claims to be, we cannot afford to place our fate in the hands of such a person.