When the little messiah from Chicago says you should resign, what do you do?
In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry that will air on Tuesday’s show, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online.“I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,’’ Obama told Curry.
Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin...
So will Weiner resign? Robert Stacy McCain says that if we're waiting for shame to drive the Weiner out of office, we shouldn't hold our breath:
Is the "possibility" of Weiner quitting likely? Despite the public calls for his resignation from top Democrats, under House rules Weiner can't be expelled from Congress until the Ethics Committee conducts an investigation, which could take months. Whatever might motivate Weiner to quit, it obviously can't be shame. Anyone who has seen the middle-aged congressman's photo self-portrait of himself posing naked in front a gym mirror must conclude that Weiner is utterly shameless.
...hence Weiner's uncomfortable position beneath Obama's bus.