Big deal. In 2010, the committee slapped Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., on the wrist for taking company-sponsored trips to the Caribbean in violation of House rules. Later, the House censured Rangel for failing to claim rental income on federal tax returns and improperly using congressional letterheads and staff to raise money for the Rangel Center for Public Service. After Rangel's censure, some Democrats gave him a standing ovation.
Now there won't be any standing ovations for Weiner. As I write, (mercifully fuzzy) copies of a close-up of what is reputed to be Weiner's most operative organ have hit the Internet.
An arrogant politician -- be it Weiner or Republican Newt Gingrich -- might survive lying to the public and humiliating his wife, but unless he is president, he cannot survive doing this much damage to his own party.
Besides, with this self-portrait, Weiner broke the last taboo. He left nothing to the imagination.
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