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Saturday, June 18, 2011

I expect somewhere in Washington D.C., there's a politician with the midnight oils burning, scribbling new legislation to ban pic messaging for elected officials.

Seriously, didn't we learn a lesson from Brett Favre. Stop taking below the belt shots with your camera phones and then sending them out to the lady or - in most recent cases - ladies in your life.

No news to any of our readers I'm sure, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York) decided to step down from his political seat in the aftermath of a sexting scandal that has made him the punchline of many jokes for very obvious reasons.

Just a recap for those who've been hiding under a rock, the Congressman (sorry just can't use the name in this particular matter, I start shaking with the chuckles and can't type), had been taking photos of himself in non-family friendly dress and then distributing them to an array of women. Additionally, some of those women were receiving his idea of romantic text messages encouraging certain escapades and behaviors that perhaps a single man might pursue.

Unfortunately, he had been married for a few weeks when these messages and pics were distributed.

There are a lot of people out there suggesting conspiracy. Just another attempt to discredit and shame a Democratic candidate. To those of you who think that, I can only respond: What?

This was no conspiracy and aside from his female phone friends, it doesn't sound like anyone else was "directly" involved. No professional cameramen. No press agents. No, well, nobody else. It was pretty much a man alone with his phone with too much time on his hand and a slim vision of his future.

Our President told him it was time to go, so this wasn't a right-wing thing.

This is simply the case of a man, caught up in his power, who can't even so much as honor a month-old vow to his pregnant wife. If he can't handle a promise like that, how can we trust him with the moral responsibility of looking out for the citizens of America.

It's apparent he's got other things on his mind.

Unfortunately it's his wife and child that will live with this shame. Fortunately, she has a very close relationship with another lady who has been publicly humiliated by a womanizing husband, Hillary Clinton. If anybody knows how to get through a situation like this, it's the Secretary of State.

Keep your cameras aimed above the shoulders and don't text anything you wouldn't send your mother and you'll probably be okay. Just something for you Washington folk to add to the handbook distributed to all first-term Representatives and Senators when they get to D.C. Actually, it's probably something that should go in most company employee handbooks as well.



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Randy Cauthron
One Man's Perspective