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Congressman Weiner Taking Leave of Absence

6/11/2011 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congressman Anthony Weiner just announced he's taking a leave of absence from Congress and has departed this morning "to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person."

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Weiner's rep released a statement saying, "[Congressman Weiner] will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well."

The statement went on to say, "Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents."


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181.

Cartman    

Not defending Weiner?

Why mention Vitter then? Why not attack Schwarzenegger too? That is what the liberal blogs instruct you to do.

When will liberals ever consider the country above their political party? Our own President refers to the Republicans as "the opposition" when he is the de facto leader of both parties. But 'party above country' is all the radical liberals can think about.

1147 days ago
182.

PRO US    

Cartman 13 minutes ago

Hey PRO US, a.k.a. Weiner-lover,

Vitter case is way WAY different. Vitter did his prostitute thing in 98 or 99 then got caught in 2007 when the prostitute got caught years later and still had his phone number.
He never lied about it, begged forgiveness from his wife and constituents, and since it was a crime over 7 years old was beyond legal limits of prosecution.
But the liberal blogs are willing to keep prosecuting, especially when trying to defend a liberal dirtbag sending pics of his short ****tail weinie to 17 yr-old chicks and then lying about it, yeah, that's almost the same as what Vitter did, lol.
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@Cartman: You're ignorant about what Vitter did. He consorted with prostitutes over a period of years and lied about it to the press and his constituents over a period of years as well. Read what I wrote in a post a few minutes ago here about how Vitter handled his own prostitution scandal.

As far as we know, Weiner did not send any pictures of his "weinie" to underage chicks. The FBI stated that they have no evidence that Weiner sent inappropriate pictures to underage people like the 17 year old girl that Weiner texted twice. He did not "sext" her. So, you're either ignorant and wrong about that or lying about that, trying to deceive others here. LOL yourself.

I stated I think Weiner should resign. That's hardly the stance of someone who loves Weiner. I already said what he did was disgusting. I don't believe in double standards. If a Republican Southern Christian Senator like Vitter cheats on his wife and lies about it to the press and his constituents, pretending he just has "marital problems" instead of admitting that he consorted with prostitutes which is what he was asked about in 2002, then he is more or less just as bad as a Jewish Northern Democrat who has phone and computer sex sexting legal age, consenting adults and lying about it to the press and his constituents. If you don't that they've both conducted themselves indecently, then I'd say you are prejudiced either against Jews, Northerners, Democrats or some combination thereof, IMHO.

LOL to yourself, you dimwit.

1147 days ago
183.

PRO US    

Cartman about a minute ago

Not defending Weiner?

Why mention Vitter then? Why not attack Schwarzenegger too? That is what the liberal blogs instruct you to do.

When will liberals ever consider the country above their political party? Our own President refers to the Republicans as "the opposition" when he is the de facto leader of both parties. But 'party above country' is all the radical liberals can think about.
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@Cartman:

Why should I defend Weiner? I don't agree with what he did. I don't agree with what Vitter did either. People make mistakes. That's normal. However, lying to the press and the American people is disgusting and they should face some consequences for that. If you can't trust your Congressman or Senator to tell you the truth, of what use are they to us?

Unfortunately partisan Democrats and Republicans tend to put their own party above the interests of the country. The President, by the way, is not the leader of both parties, not at all. Try telling John Boehner that the President is the leader of the Republican party. He'd laugh in your face. But the President should act as the President of all Americans. I don't believe he always does, but other Presidents haven't always done that either. The President actually once referred to the Republicans as "The Enemy" and not as the opposition. I think that was disgusting and unworthy of the Office of President. I think he apologized for that faux pas afterwards. I hope that was something a speechwriter came up with and not what the President actually feels.

1147 days ago
184.

Gwendolyn    

I agree to a certain extent that it appears that people in positions of power or celebrity caught in acts of immorality or other offensive to the general public behavior then when caught in the act go to 'rehab' then expect everything they've done to just be ignored because they've gotten 'better'. I lied about having sexting texting whatever with a reality tv star and now the public hates me so I've gone to rehab and am better now.can I have or the general public have a free ticket to do something stupid and outrageous and then say love me again because I've gone to get help. what a CROCK of ****.

1147 days ago
185.

PRO US    

Weiner should resign and if he doesn't, the Congress should expel him, not for texting or sexting mature women, but for lying repeatedly to the press, his colleagues and the public about it and for using his Congressional phone line and office to do it when he should have been working on behalf of his constituents and the American people.

1147 days ago
186.

groovypet2    

as well this idiot should. just another dude with a d**k who thinks he is something. poor dudes yall all think that yall cant be replaced. they call it a frikkin di*do. or toy. so funny!!!

1147 days ago
187.

groovypet2    

why is it men still think they have a place. they do actually but its behind us, you guys lost your place when you started thinking.i think alot of us women are tired of being a mother to a big frikkin kid. and this guy is real ugly. lol

1147 days ago
188.

janet    

Weiner won't resign. He has nothing to fall back on. Weiner needs to keep his salary and perks. $150 plus thousand dollars per year. Weiner has nothing to fall back on. This is why Weiner wont' resign, or step down.

Weiner, the stupid schmuck got caught. Big surprise. 'NOW HE WANT'S TO SEEK 'TREATMENT'. Now his wife says she's pregnant. C'mon. Weiner has to keep his salary and perks.

1147 days ago
189.

wenzy    

WHY IS IT EVERY TIME A MAN IS CAUGHT WITH HIS 'WEINER' OUT AND STICKING IT IN PLACES HE SHOULDN'T HE IMMEDIATELY JUMPS INTO REHAB? WEINER CAN GET ALL THE HELP HE THINKS HE NEEDS BUT NOBODY WILL EVER FORGET THE PIC HE TOOK OF HIS JUNK AND THEREFORE HE WILL NEVER BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AGAIN! HE SHOULD FORGET POLITICS AND JUST BECOME A GOLF PRO!

1147 days ago
190.

Cartman    

groovypet2, you are right about the women thing but until women can stop hating on other women for looking even slightly better than themselves they will never be a political force.

Sarah Palin is a common sense and decent person but too many women are willing to just go along with the liberal crap and call her names and diminish her, mostly because she is female. And this works because so many women, rather than hear her message, just hate her for looking so good after having kids, etc. Females are their own worst enemy, lol.

1147 days ago
191.

groovypet2    

then that puts those women in the same place as this guy stupid is as stupid does. i was married for 17 yrs and now if a man does 1 thing wrong or dumb which they do because they just cant help it. they go sit in a cold place and freeze for all i care. im so sick of men thinking because they have a d**k that we are all humble. uh i guess they dont know about the toy shop. men to me can sit in a window til i am done window shopping. cause that 5 and dime girl on the corner is now joe smuck ::))) and replaceable easy.

1147 days ago
192.

groovypet2    

i would pick a women like her or not over a man, becauase the male just cant not f**k it up. they lead with a 2 bit part and they think it will save the day. so lmmfao

1147 days ago
193.

Observer    

Oh B.S.

He's requesting a 'Leave' to try and see if the calls for him to step his fugly azz down will cool down.

He's taking a move from the play book of Celebrity Whiners that take no accountability from they're actions and try pulling the 'Sympathy' 'Woe Is Me' 'I'm The Victim' card.

What a weak azz looser and I hope they 'DENY' his 'request' and kick his weiner to the curb.

1147 days ago
194.

groovypet2    

hunny weak azz lozer is given. tell us som diff.

1147 days ago
195.

Cartman    

groovypet2, I hear you.. you need a guy like me. I am what women desire when they really think about it and have been through all the shiz.. a guy with a payed-for house, a nice income, a leisurely lifestyle when I'm not working out and I've been told I'm handsome more than once.
Too bad we probably live 3000 miles apart, lol.

1147 days ago
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