“Anthony Weiner said Monday afternoon that he saw no reason to resign from Congress, setting in motion the final act of a political sex scandal: The struggle for survival,” according to Politico.com
“At first blush, he’s got powerful political currents running against him: His initial false claim that he was a ‘victim’ and hours of televised lies, his shortage of congressional allies, his very public persona, and a Republican leadership eager to make the case a partisan test.
“But Weiner, who accepted his public drubbing with remorse Monday, appears to have the requisite mix of shame and shamelessness – as well as a wife who, friends say, has remained by his side. And many have survived in office for much more egregious underlying offenses, including some in much less forgiving precincts than a liberal New York City district — such as Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.”
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