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Old 07-08-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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You've likely heard the news that now Eliot Spitzer is declaring his candidacy for elective office again. I was listening to NPR about this, and they pointed out that Weiner is probably furious.

Here's the question:

How do you feel about Spitzer vs. Weiner? Do you have a clearer opinion of one more than the other? Assuming that you thought well of them early on, would you consider voting for them? In both cases, they were lapses in their personal lives, not professional corruption.

And - NPR's big question - how do you feel about their relative transgressions? Technically, Weiner did nothing illegal and harmed no one (except for offending some sensibilities), but for some reason, his scandal seems sleazier to me. Maybe it's because the idea of a man having a mistress is historically part of adult male life in western culture, but sending pictures of yourself seems more adolescent, like a pervert flashing? Maybe because it seems to speak of worse judgment on Weiner's part to imagine it wouldn't come out?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider voting for either one of them.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Two more freeks in government is nothing new especially in NY as per IMUS this morning
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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Spitzer was patronizing a criminal enterprise while serving as New York's highest elected enforcer of the law--about as hypocritical as you can be. I don't see how Weiner can even be compared to that.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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You've likely heard the news that now Eliot Spitzer is declaring his candidacy for elective office again. I was listening to NPR about this, and they pointed out that Weiner is probably furious.

Here's the question:

How do you feel about Spitzer vs. Weiner? Do you have a clearer opinion of one more than the other? Assuming that you thought well of them early on, would you consider voting for them? In both cases, they were lapses in their personal lives, not professional corruption.

And - NPR's big question - how do you feel about their relative transgressions? Technically, Weiner did nothing illegal and harmed no one (except for offending some sensibilities), but for some reason, his scandal seems sleazier to me. Maybe it's because the idea of a man having a mistress is historically part of adult male life in western culture, but sending pictures of yourself seems more adolescent, like a pervert flashing? Maybe because it seems to speak of worse judgment on Weiner's part to imagine it wouldn't come out?
I heard that show as well.
There is something about sending the pictures that bothers me more, have not figured it out.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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i guess i have to go spitzer since his dad is my business partner.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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Bill Clinton & John Edwards should run too. nyc welcomes all the poltician perverts.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Spitzer patronized prostitutes, which is a crime. What Weiner did, is not.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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He wasn't paying her for sex. The sex was free. He was paying her to go home after the sex.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Spitzer was patronizing a criminal enterprise while serving as New York's highest elected enforcer of the law--about as hypocritical as you can be. I don't see how Weiner can even be compared to that.
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