I'm serious: Meagan Broussard victimized Anthony Weiner.
This time, I'm not using the word "victimized" for humorous effect (as was the case a couple of posts down). Any man or woman who divulges private, extremely personal emails between consenting adults deserves to be bullwhipped
. And I'll be happy to repeat that statement to Meagan's face, accompanied by an ounce or so of phlegm.
Believe it or not, supporters of Big Tony have a website
. As one member of that support squad put it:
There is nothing wrong with texting a sexy picture as long as it is between consenting adults. What is wrong is sharing private material (for $ no less!) and butting into people's private lives: Support Congr Weiner at: http://www.facebook.com/WeSupportAnthonyWeiner
Just so. Was Meagan put up to it by Dan and Mike? Eventually, the truth will come out.
And I really don't care if my position shocks anyone. When Monicagate first broke, all "respectable" people laughed at the idea that Linda Tripp victimized both Monica and Bill. That's not a laughable idea these days. The perspective of history has a way of correcting hysteria.
A new batch of Weiner photos -- tomfoolery in the Congressional shower, it appears -- will soon be visible, if they have not already appeared. Drip, drip, drip. Such things do not happen by accident: Obviously, this exercise in Chinese water torture was planned.
Nobody is asking the obvious question: How were these photos obtained?
Something about this slow-motion data-dump reminds me of the "Squidgygate
" tapes, which proved so embarrassing to both Princess Diana and the royal family. When they were released, nearly everyone in the U.K. and the U.S. concentrated on the subject matter; few bothered to ask how the recordings came to be. The newspapers alleged that an amateur using a radio scanner just happened to stumble across the conversation, and just happened to have a recorder at the ready. Eventually, it came out that British spooks had tapped Diana's line; the scanner-wielding amateur functioned as a decoy to give the spies plausible deniability. (I'm simplifying a much more complex tale.)
Is something similar happening here? I ask merely that we keep precedent in mind.
Are you about to classify me as one of those dreaded conspiracy theorists
? It's always amusing to hear such claims from our friends in Glenn Beckistan. Here's a representative example
of what righties are saying all over the damned internet:
Hey, if it were up to Weiner, he'd've resigned already. However, Hillary owns the note on this Manchurian candidate's soul, and her last orders to him were "Do nothing till you see me in person." To which he probably stammered, "Yeah, but what if-", and she cut him off with a dragon-roar "DO- NOTHING- UNTIL- YOU- SEE- ME- IN- PERSON!!"Republican rapist:
As long as we're visiting the right-wingers, let us consider the odd case of Republican congressional candidate Tom Ganley
, of Cleveland.
Ganley, 68, faces three felony charges of gross sexual imposition, and single counts of kidnapping, abduction, solicitation, and menacing by stalking, according to Ryan Miday, a spokesman for County Prosecutor Bill Mason.
The legal complaint is online
Ganley told her that he wanted her to be submissive, and if she did not make up her mind quickly about "playing" with him, that she was replaceable, because there were others who would love to play that role.
Ganley then started pulling Mrs. Saccany into the bathroom in an attempt to rape her as she struggled with him and resisted. Ganley attempted to force Mrs. Saccany into the bathroom and rubbed her crotch and then stuck his hand down the front of her pants attempting to penetrate her vagina. Ganley was moaning, making noises, and he had a contorted and disgusting look on his face.
Ganley has responded by calling the woman an instrument of the Democratic Party.