After several rounds of lewd texting, the last of which landed ANTHONY WEINER square in the Feds’ crosshairs, our ex-congressman will face the music today in Federal court. Will he get the two years the prosecution has recommended or just probation as his lawyers have requested in a 216 page treatise?
First, being the kind of guy I am, I can only imagine what the astronomical billing on that treatise is. Either Anthony Weiner is made of money – or he really doesn’t want to go to prison.
But on to the issue. Do you think Anthony Weiner should actually be incarcerated for his indiscretion? There’s a possibility I could be biased on this question. Still, I don’t see the point of locking him up (I know…he wouldn’t actually be locked up). Ask yourself this: Who did he hurt? Really, only himself. Did he actually have sex with anybody underage? No. Did he steal anybody’s money? No.
In fact, in this last round for which he’s being prosecuted, the 15 year-old girl reached out to him initially! And she did ask him to forward sexually suggestive material. Of course, he’s a compulsive idiot for communicating in the sexual realm with a girl he knew was underage. But wouldn’t a term of mandatory counseling make more sense than incarceration?
The prosecution has cited that giving Weiner two years in confinement would act as a deterrent to others who might want to follow in his path. I’m not so sure about that. People who do what Weiner did are possessed by some sort of demon. They’re out of control. I don’t see that incarcerating Anthony Weiner will deter copy cats. No sale.
Ask yourself this one: You’re a judge and the word has come down that you have to lock up either Anthony Weiner or Elliot Spitzer. Which one do you choose? Me? I’d choose Spitzer for two reasons. First, he operated in the realm of reality – while Weiner was just in the world of fantasy. And second, Spitzer was prosecuting escort services on Monday and then fucking whores on Tuesday. That’s Hypocrisy in the first degree!
The bigger deal is that the girl Anthony Weiner texted was 15 years old. How many MTV videos which featured shaking booties and ripped abs had this girl watched? For that matter, how much pornography had she logged onto? Fifteen years old now isn’t what 15 years old was 50 years ago!
In fact, all this is up to the judge, who in Federal cases has total discretion. It is he and only he (or she) who determines Weiner’s future. By the end of the day, we’ll know. Either way, there’s no happy ending here. An effective legislator who could have done a lot for New York now has no life. And all because he had an addiction to texting pictures of his junk to women. Amazing!