From NRO - ‘I don’t care what photos Anthony Weiner sends’
Good post from David Gelernter of NRO regarding the Weiner fiasco. Money quotes:
Weiner didn’t commit adultery or anything near adultery. He committed tasteless stupidity, and there’s no law against that. When reporters first asked him about the expose reports, he should have said “Butt out.”
For my part I couldn’t care less what sort of pictures or messages Weiner has been sending around the Net, and it’s an imposition to be required to care; to be unable to avoid the topic. I find that I have no interest in Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sex life or virtual sex life whatsoever. And I’ve heard enough tearful on-camera contrition to last me the rest of my life. I don’t want to hear Weiner’s apology. It’s got nothing to do with me, tells me nothing I want to know; the cable news media, conservative and liberal, would do the public a favor if they would agreed to a blanket tearful-apologies ban effective this instant. And in the future, let Weiner and everyone else who has done some trivial stupid thing that no one actually gives a damn about keep his apologies to himself.
The emphasis at the top of the second quote is mine. I made that part bold because it illustrates the one problem I have with this post, which is the lack of mention of the person who required us to care about Weiner’s grey boxer briefs and all the rest of it - Andrew Breitbart. But Andy’s on their team and he’s a rock star now, so I guess that’s too much to ask.
Otherwise, Gelernter is spot on.