It’s one thing for the political opposition to call for your resignation after a sex scandal, but Anthony Weiner, the married New York congressman who tweeted racy pictures of himself to various women on the web, is running out of friends. Several powerful Democrats previously called for Weiner to step down, and on Today this morning, the President himself told Ann Curry that “If it was me, I would resign.”
President Obama was there to discuss the sluggish economy, but to no one’s surprise, Curry led with the Weiner scandal. Obama seemed prepared and well aware that his verdict might well doom the congressman, who intends to return to his duties after seeking rehabilitation help. “When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can’t serve as effectively as you need to, at the time when people are worrying about jobs, and their mortgages, and paying the bills — then you should probably step back,’’ Obama said. Take a look at the interview.