Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Interesting Career In Congress For Anthony Weiner Comes To An End

Current events has been a required field throughout high school. One of these current events at the moment we speak is just about ready to wrap up at the moment and that is the end of the Anthony Weiner scandal. Anthony Weiner, the representative of the 9th district in the state of New York (which covers southern Brooklyn and south and central Queens) is preparing to resign after all of the mishaps that have been occurring recently. After sending disturbing pictures of himself to women of various ages, now was the time for Weiner to just step down and go hide away.

Anthony Weiner succeeded Chuck Schumer when Schumer ran for a senate seat during the 1998 elections. Being a Democrat, he was reelected time and time again as his district was satisfied with the way they were being represented. Before the "Weinergate Scandal" (which uses the "-gate" suffix as many scandals have used since the "Watergate Scandal" that ultimately forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency), I remember Anthony Weiner for his rant on how the Republicans are partisan. What made the rant memorable was how angry and immature he sounded when he was ranting. It sounded more like one of the big kids in the park stole his ice cream. Weiner was also known for throwing furniture when he got upset and for his poor treatment of staff members, in which many resigned. Anthony Weiner was also not a very good driver, as he racked up $2,130 in parking tickets between 2007 and 2010. He eventually had to pay them off as this became news. These aren't necessarily major issues as there are several eccentric individuals who are brilliant at what they do. Somebody with this position, though, should respect their position. It turns out this isn't a happy ending.

What ultimately broke the straw on the camel's back was when Anthony Weiner sent pictures of himself in very suggestive ways to younger women. Some of which included his chest and some of which included much more. While senators such as Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) originally defended him, he was ultimately asked to resign by Democratic figures such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama. Ultimately, today is the day in which the current event of the political world comes to an end.

I think anybody could agree that what Anthony Weiner did was wrong. He's a married man and he's sending pictures of himself to younger women. That in itself is disturbing and I don't care who does it. Sometimes it's an accident, but in this case, it wasn't. The best thing you could do at this point if you hold a political position is to resign it. That is probably the best decision that Weiner made throughout his career in politics. When looking back at political history, a sense of coincidence will fill the air when looking at the political career of Anthony Weiner. Another current event becomes an event of the past and there are sure more events that are ready to become current events.

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