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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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76.

padmaman    

This is a joke. Now we have to pay him to not work. Before we paid him to seduce women on the web. If he wants to redeem himself he can donate his fat paycheck to charity for the duration of his term and pay for his own therapy from his pocket not ours. Don't they get that it is not their money. American taxpayers along with Washington has forgotten who the boss is. What a joke. There should be protest that he cover his own way on this.

1145 days ago
77.

mid    

It's all damage control. It'd be interesting to see how many politicians do the same crap but don't get caught. The only thing that's change from years ago is all the technology we have now that records them being dogs.

1145 days ago
78.

obama'saracist    

its time for we the people to retake our police force and our government back under our control.with all the bull they keep doing going against the will of the people.shooting unarmed citizens with no charges ever pressed after a police investigation always clearing the cop.
we the people own the police,and government.its time

1145 days ago
79.

John    

The best therapy would be making him sit in front of a computer keyboard with his hands tied behind his back. He's just wants more time. This can't end well.

1145 days ago
80.

lfb1228@yahoo.com    

Congressman Weiner takes a leave of absence due to Illness....
His constituants are sick of him!!

1145 days ago
81.

sky    

MY BAD

shoulda been /TRIP the Light Fantastic Out of Town

and it isn't Death of a Salesman it is Glass Menagerie >>>

got my depressing college reading mixed up ...LOL...so.......

1145 days ago
82.

sky    

As the saying goes. "Skipping the Light Fantastic out of town"

Death of a Salesman

1145 days ago
83.

Cynstriss    

Well here we go. Every time a public persona gets caught, the hide behind the "I'm addicted to sex" defense. the CDC ought to issue a warning about this apparent contagion. It seems to afflict millions.

1145 days ago
84.

dandilion    

Too bad, getting caught and criticized then going to rehab means you are disqualified as a democrat.. so he has to learn to be a more crafty pervert or lose his demo status. Schumck! Oh wait, he is qualified.

1145 days ago
85.

bunky    

Note to Mr. Weiner-not curable. Only hope-controlling it. Please Sir- DO the USA and NYC a favor, and I am begging you STFU ! ANd, GTFO. Yes, sir-get out, now ! I would not want you for a husband nor a father to my little baby. You are not fit. Teenagers ? Grow the hell up !

1145 days ago
86.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

So Weiner‘s gonna pull out of America’s backside for a month huh? What a joke.

These celebs and politico’s have rendered the concept of rehab useless in the public arena, which also demeans all the good people who actually go to turn their lives around, not hide and turn it into nothing more than did Michael Keaton’s 1988 movie Clean and Sober.

A flick (for those unaware) where he hides out in a rehab after his boss’s daughter dies doing coke with him in his bedroom. (probably not even a fictional movie as it was billed, the more we’ve learned about all these people in DC and LALA land over the last decade)

Furthermore, I didn’t know there was a rehab dedicated to schlonger tweeting pervs... do they take away his blackberry, Facebook and twitter account for a month until ‘he’s cured’? What a freaking joke.

Resign you desperate sack of *****e. On second thought don't so America can be reminded what s*****till resides on the left in congress since the right has exiled all their s*** in the last 2 elections and the one's left over who weren't up for re election are gone with Obama next year.

1145 days ago
87.

agold    

He doesn't need help. Like Kat said, men are pigs. He got caught doing what most people do. Women prove that EVERY day, too. Woman are hogs. Men are pigs. Jesus, there's more press over what? There was no sex. Nor naked pictures. What the hell is wrong with people. What next, call Ken Starr? You've got to be kidding me. He was looking for attention while his wife was globetrotting 360... days a year. He's A HUMAN BEING. He's not out there in bathroom stalls looking for a ******* from strange men.

1145 days ago
88.

Chelle B.    

While Anthony seeks treatment for his "disorder", Huma needs to be seeking some for all of those STD's she probably contracted! Ugh.

http://offendedblogger.com

1145 days ago
89.

ELI    

Weiner needs to get his nose fixed!

1145 days ago
90.

janet    

Who the hell is he kidding. He needs this job at 150k plus per year. He has nothing else to fall back on. He needs the money that plain and simple.

There is no disorder, the schmuck got caught.

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