Although I have a hard time believing they are now more frequent, one cannot deny that political sex scandals are becoming more prominent in the public eye. New York Congressman Weiner (too…many…jokes…) began the month denying allegations (but apparently wishing they were true?), began this week admitting to them but refusing to resign, and now ended the week by walking away. I don’t feel an ounce of sympathy for the man, but I do feel sorry for any idiot in the current social networking era that thinks that he or she can remain discrete by putting their pictures on the internet.
But not too sorry. Apparently, Hustler magazine is trying to capitalize on the new trend of sex and politics by attempting to hire the disgraced former congressman, at a higher salary and comparable benefits no less! Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler, made the same offer to New York Republican gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino after he posted semi-nude photos of himself on a social networking site. Maybe New York should test their water for Ginseng.
Anyway, kudos to Flynt for giving me a good, hardy laugh this early in the morning. Just one piece of advice, though, Larry: be careful not to put Weiner on your social media team.