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Anthony Weiner Is Worse Than ... ???

6/19/2011 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anthony Weiner was drummed out of office for his salacious online antics during his off time. But plenty of politicians have arguably survived worse misdeeds.
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So ... whaddya think?



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Mr. Clean tb

I'm shocked that even 8% thinks Weiner's scandal was worse than Edwards. John Edwards was having an affair while his wife was battling cancer and conceived a kid with the other woman. He then lied about fathering the baby and had another married staffer claim to be the kid's father. To top it off, he was running for President and could very well have been America's VP (if the 2004 democratic candidates weren't inexplicably the pathetic equivalent of the current 2012 GOP prez contenders.)

Mr. Clean Kelley

No reason for an adult to twitter or text message with a 17 year old girl. Ever. In my opinion that makes him way worse than the others. Even if he didn't send her anything sexual, can you imagine how her parents felt when they found out she was corresponding with him, in any way?

Mr. Clean Josh Laughlas

The only thing Weiner did wrong was lie. Although I'd have to say for most people that's the knee jerk reaction for being confronted with something you want to hide. The sending pictures part is pretty normal. Especially for guys. I just read an article about it and it seems that loads of people do it. People you would consider normal.


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Mr. Clean tb

I'm shocked that even 8% thinks Weiner's scandal was worse than Edwards. John Edwards was having an affair while his wife was battling cancer and conceived a kid with the other woman. He then lied about fathering the baby and had another married staffer claim to be the kid's father. To top it off, he was running for President and could very well have been America's VP (if the 2004 democratic candidates weren't inexplicably the pathetic equivalent of the current 2012 GOP prez contenders.)

Mr. Clean Kelley

No reason for an adult to twitter or text message with a 17 year old girl. Ever. In my opinion that makes him way worse than the others. Even if he didn't send her anything sexual, can you imagine how her parents felt when they found out she was corresponding with him, in any way?

Mr. Clean Josh Laughlas

The only thing Weiner did wrong was lie. Although I'd have to say for most people that's the knee jerk reaction for being confronted with something you want to hide. The sending pictures part is pretty normal. Especially for guys. I just read an article about it and it seems that loads of people do it. People you would consider normal.

Mr. Clean Jasper

Let's be clear. What Weiner did would not have been a problem if he had embraced it and been forthright from the start. All that matters is his constituents and if they don't have a problem with him it's none of our business. But he didn't see it that way. So he lied about it. That's where he took a wrong turn.

Mr. Clean GG1000

In what universe did Edwards politically "survive" the scandal? His Presidential bid was scuttled, his mistress whored herself out to any magazine that would take her and waved the kid at the camera, his wife was anointed St. Elizabeth and became a symbol of good pissed on by a s***bag guy and I doubt his kids think much of him really. Yes, he's still alive, but that's about it. Oh yeah, and let's not forget the indictment!

Mr. Clean Hairyelf

I have to agree with mightmad from way back at start. Weiner didn't do anything as bad as the others. As far as I know the pics went to adults and he didn't physically cheat. Like a lot of these other people who did worse but didn't have to resign, I actually think this would have blown over quickly if not for one thing. His last name was his downfall.

Mr. Clean NelsonH

Weiner is the least of every scandalous politician on the list, but he still shouldn't be in office because he's an elected official that a) lied and b) is completely out of his head.

Mr. Clean Dragon Tattoo

This is about his lies and how he wanted others to lie for him. He lost all credibility, he made fun of the press even insulting them calling them "jackass", tried to blame others for trying to destroy him because of his easily made fun of name, Weiner. Everything he said, even his rehab excuse, was all lies.

Mr. Clean Missy

Perhaps Weiner just wanted some attention. I mean his wife obviously is very dedicated to her career and has probably spent a lot of time away from him travelling with Hillary. I mean he could of screwed around on her and he didn't. And to those who say "flashers" are more dangerous, that is simply not true. I work in the criminal justice system and I can tell from my experience "flashers" generally do not turn into rapist.

Mr. Clean Sociopaths are Sad

What is disgusting is the way he objectified women. An attractive woman finds his speech interesting and "likes" his FB page? She gets a pic of his package in return. Who does he think he is? God's gift to the phallus? He still disgusts me. And I'm glad he was forced to resign. If he learns from his mistake and makes some positive changes...then that's fine. But for what he did and the way he acted? I'm glad he was forced to resign. Idiot should have done it of his own accord though.

Mr. Clean Meach

What a bunch of LAME ASS VOTERS. Are you people forgetting that Weiner tried to crucify and destroy innocent people to cover his lie up. That act was worse than what he did and worse than what others may have done. He's the Major Domo Weiner Weasel...hand down. Vote on the above by what they tried to do to hide their crime. Who they tried to hurt avoid telling the truth. Seriously folks.....

Mr. Clean Sandra

All of these guys are worse than Weiner!!! I particularly dislike Edwards and Arnold!!! Too bad Weiner lied rather than come clean at the beginning!!! It amazes me how people bounce back, like Spitzer who is now on CNN !!

Mr. Clean Heidi

I don't care what 'any' of them do in or with their personal lives.....

MartyMcFly MartyMcFly

You know why everybody is worse than him? Because the idiot didn't really DO anything... or anybody for that matter. Dumbest controversy ever. Wow.. he talked dirty to some chicks on the internet and sent them a few dirty pics. WOW. How amazing.

Hoopee Hoopee

No matter what party affiliation, let's not forget who started this slippery slope. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." - Bill Clinton under oath. I don't care whether he had sex with 1000 women, but to be the president of the USA and lie under oath just destroys all faith in our justice system.

Doug Doug

Just because there are worse people doesn't mean this guy should have kept his job. He boldly lied to his bosses - us! Try that with your boss and see what happens. Americans need to stop excusing bad behavior in the people we elect to office. We you ask others to let you represent them, you should expect to be, and you should be, held to a very high standard.

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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Why don't you have a blank face for the next one to fall?

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MartyMcFly    

You know why everybody is worse than him? Because the idiot didn't really DO anything... or anybody for that matter. Dumbest controversy ever. Wow.. he talked dirty to some chicks on the internet and sent them a few dirty pics. WOW. How amazing.
Seriously.. most of congress might as well resign because I guarantee most of them are doing FAR worse than this.

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Brooke    

I don't think anyone is worse than Edwards...

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MikeD    

WTF LOL... only 3 voting so far ! Let's check it out in the morning

1201 days ago
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Kristin    

Edwards is worse than everyone else. His wife had cancer while he cheated on her. Then, he got the other woman pregnant and denied his child.

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superchicken    

Justice Thomas? You're kidding, right. I mean if you absolutely have to find a Republican to put into this, go with Newt Gingrich. The only thing Clarence Thomas ever did was becoming the victim of some desperate last minute politically motivated lies in an effort to keep the concept of a black Republican hidden from the view of the American public.

1201 days ago
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Ashley    

MikeD....commenting/posting numbers don't necessarily reflect the numbers reading this article, nor voting.

This poll's genius. What he did wasn't, in comparison, as bad but online cheating when one's married and being morally bankrupt/and doing it while in office & serving constituents....now that's hopefully still considered wrong.

1201 days ago
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karlew    

Weiner is a light weight compared to most of these guys.

1201 days ago
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Franc    

You're mistaking a perv who is a flasher, like Weiner, from guys who just want to get laid, like the rest of them. Flashers are way more dangerous and often go on to becoming rapists or pedophiles. Be very afraid of Weiner. He's unhinged.

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two cents    

I've been saying that since day one. No way the guy should have resigned! Others have done much worse. It's not like he waived some bastard child under his wife's face for 14 years! BS.

What are you doing TMZ? You guys are the ones mostly responsible for beating this story to death until he was forced to resign? Hypocrits.

1201 days ago
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Hoopee    

No matter what party affiliation, let's not forget who started this slippery slope. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." - Bill Clinton under oath. I don't care whether he had sex with 1000 women, but to be the president of the USA and lie under oath just destroys all faith in our justice system.

1201 days ago
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char    

I think maybe the difference is with Weiner you had real photo's and real text that people could actually see and read for themselves. And ex-porn star coming forward etc. Maybe had Weiner admitted this from the beginning it would have not have gone on as long as it did and became more exposed as it did. Clinton did have Monica and the blue dress but if I remember correctly I don't think Monica volunteered any info. Clinton's humiliation to the world as a US Prez probably was enough for most people as punishment. Craig,Spitzer,Edwards,Arnold,Blago political careers are over.Thomas was accused and I remember watching the hearings and he was found innocent or the charges were never proven against him. JFK is of course deceased and we didn't have photo's etc of his affairs they were all covered up at the time he ran and was Prez. Agree we have alot of dirty politicians on both sides of the aisle and as long as we defend them along party lines instead of what they do and get them out of office regardless of what party they are we will continue to have dirty politicians. I agree with Joey about leaving a blank face it's only a matter of time for the next one to fall.

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Different Rules Apply    

@Franc THANKS & RIGHT ON - you settled my thoughts and feelings on the CREEP FACTOR when I saw these Weiner pics. Not just your average horny guy - there's way more there and it's not pretty.

1201 days ago
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James    

Clarence Thomas shouldn't be on this list. He didn't do anything.

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Jackie    

Leave Weiner a lone. He's a bad boy, but hey who don't like bad-boys. his body isn't in a bad shape anyway.

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