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Obama: If I Were Weiner, I'd Resign

6/13/2011 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Obama just made a bold statement about Congressman Anthony Weiner's predicament ... "I can tell you that if it were me, I'd resign."

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Obama, who made his statement to "Today" anchor Ann Curry for broadcast Tuesday, said "Well, obviously what he did was highly inappropriate.  I think he's embarrassed himself, he's acknowledged that, he's embarrassed his wife and his family."

Obama continued, "And when you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to -- at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills -- then you should probably step back."

FYI, Obama also suggested last year that Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) resign on ethical grounds, but he stayed put.


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31.

PRO US    

The President told Rangel to resign. Rangel is still there.

The President told Gaddafi to leave. Gaddafi is still there.

The President told Assad to lead the transition to democracy or get out of the way. Assad is still there massacring his people.

The President said he won't tolerate an Iranian nuclear bomb. The Iranians said no one will stop them from pursuing their nuclear program.

The President implied Weiner should resign. Weiner is still there.

Talking the talk is not the same thing as walking the walk.

1165 days ago
32.

Lynn    

I do think that Weiner used poor judgement, but I don't necessarily think that means he cannot perform the duties of his job. His personal and professional life should remain seperate.

1165 days ago
33.

runkbrooks    

obama needs to resign.

1165 days ago
34.

baby    

obama has put us so far in debt! HE SHOULD RESIGN!

1165 days ago
35.

Roast_Beef    

The wiennie needs to dig a hole and crawl in and rot. He is the most creepy sleezeball I've seen in a long time.
It must be some mid-life crisis - or maybe he finally got caught?

1165 days ago
36.

JBF    

Ladies, check out new photo release of Weiner checking the length of his penis next to a ruler. Whoa! www.sanfernandovalleynews.com click on breaking news

1165 days ago
37.

aldee    

Obama, you are a wiener. So why haven't you resigned?

1165 days ago
38.

Get a Nose Job, please!!!    

OBozo should resign,too. While unemployed people are finding it extremely difficult to survive, OBozo is planning to spend Billions on his next election. In the meantime, he and Big Bird Michelle, are still going on vacation after vacation. I will vote for Mickey Mouse before I would ever vote for OBozo again. There is nothing decent about him !!!! He's a horrible man !!!!

1165 days ago
39.

PRO US    

Why hasn't Congress kicked Rangel out by now? Will Congress kick Weiner out? How big of a bum, crook or pervert does someone have to be to be kicked out of Congress if they refuse to resign?

1165 days ago
40.

Damon    

He didn't do anything illegal! Stupid? Yes!

These pics are over a 3 yr period; he's only been married a year, which means it's between him and his wife to sort out!


He won his election by 66% and 56% recently said he should stay in office!

Chris Lee resigned because like all "family values" republican that campaign and govern on moral supremacy; his craigslist ads impeached his moral integrity with his voting base and his wealthy and powerful GOP father -Patrick Lee- demanded it, to stop any further embarressment! He didn't do anything illeagl either!

1165 days ago
41.

Amanda    

ANYTHING to make you feel better about yourself Mr. President.. kick em' while they're down. Obama should resign

1165 days ago
42.

R Smith    

Obama show us how it's done... RESIGN

1165 days ago
43.

Ally    

Obummer should lead by example.

1165 days ago
44.

Lu    

True enough but Weiner hasn't put us into mega-mega debt, ignored the economy and made a further mess of the housing crisis. So who's the worse politician here, a stupid cheater or an inept Pres?

1165 days ago
45.

fargone    

O sez if he were a Weiner he would resign. Well, O you are a ****, so resign.

1165 days ago
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