Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Too Stupid to Govern?
Postscript (June 14, 2011): More than one person has argued that President Bill Clinton was morally challenged but he still was a good President, but a careful reading of my original post will show that I do not discuss Weiner's morality but his stupidity. One could argue that Clinton could reasonably believe that what he did with Monica Lewinsky (and who know whom else) would not become public. He was wrong, of course, but his belief that he wouldn't be caught was not an unreasonable expectation (this, of course, does not excuse his behavior). However, I think reasonably intelligent individuals would know that if they texted explicit photos of themselves, someone would find out, and anyone who doesn't realize that (e.g., Weiner) can't be terribly bright.
Postscript (June 16, 2011): Representative Weiner resigns. What a surprise.