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.
So ... whaddya think?
Whaddya think now?
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.)
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?
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.