On Two Worthless Stories

As Washington continues its typical sounds of moans and drones, it’s no wonder many fellow independents are continually shaking their heads. With that in mind, let’s take a short look at two of the latest hot topics.

Weinergate: As I mentioned last week, regardless of whether or not his Twitter account was hacked or not, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has done a good job of making himself look bad. Then earlier today he comes clean, thus causing me to revamp this post before publishing.

Whether he resigns or not should NOT matter to those of us outside of his district. His seat is up for election every two years, thus I trust his constituents will do what they feel is best. On the other hand, if he broke House rules, that’s another story. However, isn’t congressional ethics an oxymoron?

Meanwhile, here are interesting views about the situation: one visual (RJ Matson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch), one by a columnist (Kathleen Parker, Washington Post), and one by a blogger who doesn’t mince words and has a wonderful opening image.

Palin and American History
I checked the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Real Clear Politics looking for commentary about Sarah Palin’s latest history lesson. Lo’ and behold, none were to be found. Interestingly, FOX News did air an interview with her explaining how she got it right. Nonetheless, I did find this worthwhile, short animation at the Washington Post. After all, she is a nincompoop.