Thursday, July 25, 2013

Anthony Weiner's Saga

The Anthony Weiner saga continues in New York City.

If you don’t know the latest, I’ll spare you the sordid details, but suffice it to say, two years ago he resigned from Congress because of salacious emails to women, said he was sorry, went through therapy, was forgiven by his wife, yet continued to send lewd emails to women, decided to run for mayor and was caught again with more allegations of prurient suggestive emails to unknown women.

I acknowledge people make mistakes. I understand the loving forgiveness of his wife and the desire of both of them to put this behind them and get on with their lives, but Anthony Weiner has some severe ethical and character flaws.

So far nobody has asked what does his candidacy for mayor of New York City, especially if he’s elected, say about New York City?

This is one of, if not the greatest city in the world. Does New York City want an admitted liar as its administrative and public figurehead? Does New York want a figurehead who may have mental problems of sexuality as its leader?

What message does it send to our youth? What message does it portray to the rest of the world?

Whether we like it or not, character is important in the world. And even though we forget it, far to often, character is the adjudicator of one’s being for it tells others who we are, what’s important in our lives and for what we stand.

Anthony Weiner is not New York City and New York City is not Anthony Weiner. He should get on with his life, but not as mayor of New York City.

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