The seniors at the Brooklyn senior center where Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation yesterday provided maybe the only bright spot in an otherwise ugly story. When a radio guy shouted vulgar questions, the Midwood Blog reports, one of them responded, "He just wants to be on the camera, he's ugly!"
So that was happy. If you're looking for further inspiration, consider how Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana spent his time. Mr. Vitter visited St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 12, near Covington. From the Slidell Sentry today:
Following the meeting, the senator took time to meet the firefighters on duty in the district's main station, and learned about the district's acquisition of a beam from the World Trade Center - an artifact intended for use in a sculpture to be placed on the FD12 grounds and constructed with funds from community and corporate donations.
"You don't hear this enough, but thank you for your service in protecting public safety," Vitter told the firefighters. "You are truly appreciated."
"Sen. Vitter was very generous with his time, and the firefighters and staff were honored to meet him," said FD12 Chief Darrell Guilott.
Mr. Vitter went to the firehouse primarily to talk about federal forgiveness for loans the fire department needed after Hurricane Katrina. Senator Vitter knows from forgiveness, having asked the public for it more than once after he slept with hookers. He apparently got that forgiveness, at least enough of it to get re-elected and not be asked to resign by the same Republican Party leaders who called on Mr. Weiner to quit.
Last night on the show, Rachel said Democrats would pay a price for their role in the double standard: "In an era of unhinged, ideological, big-money conservative media that is wholly and admittedly divorced from the precepts of journalism, in hounding Anthony Weiner into resigning because of the distraction of all of this coverage, and hounding Anthony Weiner into resigning, you have just fed and unleashed this beast against yourself, probably for a generation."