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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?



Whaddya think now?

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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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Sienna Sacha    

WHy do you filthy s***bag MOTHER ************ have Clarence Thomas included in this group. **** YOU. . .

I HOPE YOU ALL GET AIDS and DIE. . . .

1136 days ago
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JUSTIFY    

too many far left wacko's on this board...Clarence Thomas was "NOT" convicted of anything...BUT you liberals vote otherwise..No wonder LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER

1136 days ago
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Jenn    

Maybe you should remind your readers what all of these people did. Each time a new political pervert pops up (or out, whichever the case may be), we forget about the last one.

1136 days ago
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Kay    

Sending messages to other women was his business, but he was using his position in government to boost his contacts. Texting a teenaged girl without her parents' permission was crazy. He was on a fast downhill slide, and his peers wanted him out before something worse than 'creepy' happened. Besides, he has ugly junk.

1136 days ago
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das1712    

I seriously do NOT like Weiner. Having said that,I think if he would have just said right from the start he did something kinda dumb, it would have been ok. Again, I think Weiner is an over-the-top crazy liberal freak of a congressman. Glad he is gone, LOL.

1136 days ago
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Really?    

Who cares. Bill Clinton should of been impeached and wasn't, but yet people think this Oscar Meyer Weiner should go. If you're in politics and cheat...let alone get caught.....roast those damn weiners and end the BS once and for all.

1136 days ago
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Jefferson    

They are ALL a bunch of liars, and cheaters.

Ron Paul is the only one running for President this year, that is actually honest, and wont stab people in the back.

Ron Paul 2012
Stop the illegal wars.
Restore the economy,
Respect the Constitution
and rid the White House of corruption.....FOR ONCE.

This is the last chance to get it right America, unless you want to see riots like Greece and Egypt in a couple of years when the economy collapses.

1136 days ago
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Victoria    

Seriously - this is the most ridiculous thing - he lied because he was embarrassed - other than that ... nothing! And I know a lot of adults in all kinds of professions that talk to teens ... to encourage them and mentor them, it is NOT always about sex for Godssake! He was a real champion for his constituents and this "scandal" is just more Washington garbage

1136 days ago
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Donna    

Nothing is worse than what Ahnold did to Maria Shriver. That ties with Newt Gingrich dumping TWO wives who had cancer. (THAT'S a s***bag!)

If you want to dabble in politics, right-wing TMZ, at least do your homework.

1136 days ago
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onieramos    

In Corporate America, Weiner would have been walked out of the building very early in this saga. The idea that there should be a lesser standard for congressional representatives and the notion that such representatives are either rare or should be protected, are wrong. Weiner has failed in the .. http://bit.ly/m66Suy

1136 days ago
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cutie    

Some people think it's ok for him to be sending pictures of his "bulge" and nothing should be done about it. He didn't hurt anyone. That's a pile of crap. He is a public figure and whether he thinks so or not kids watch him and look up to him. Yet if a teenager sends a picture of themslef then it is considered sexting and they can go to jail. What about a grown man that has a wife and is in a political office. Why should he be allowed to do this with no consequeces?

1135 days ago
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firebaby    

top commenter kelley is retarded... how many times has someone like deepak chopra or comedians like craig ferguson twittered a teenager? context, people, context...

1135 days ago
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Donna    

@Jefferson: Great, another Ron Paul groupie for the masses. Dude, he aint no different than the rest. Matter of fact, he's already worse because he pretends he's going to change things when he won't do anything other than help himself.

So Paul groupies: Quit pretending he's something special.

1135 days ago
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Ridiculous    

I think its way over the top that he was pretty much forced to resign. He only needs to worry about what his wife and God think, not everyone else. So the guy has some self esteem issues and was looking for an ego boost, there are worse things he could have done. Everyone's so quick to judge, give the guy a break. I for one am bummed that he resigned because of the backlash from his peers which are likely doing the same thing. Use some common sense.

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nancy williams    

If You don't think sending textes was possible during Clarence Thomas era there wouldn't be pictures of his penis out there you don't know anything about his harrassment!!!!

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