So, the Weiner candidacy for mayor is going about as well as expected.
Now people are calling for him to drop out, but that’s a bad idea. This goes by the fantasy that the New York City voters are capable of electing someone who isn’t horrible. I mean, really the best you can hope from them is to elect someone who at least has some redeeming trait to go along with the horribleness… but politicians aren’t really known for having redeeming traits — especially those in New York.
No, the beauty of Mayor Carlos Danger is that everyone now knows he’s horrible — there is no one at all left with the illusion that Anthony Weiner is a decent human being. How we get in trouble with politicians is that some people are dumb enough to trust them — look at all the people who don’t understand that Obama is completely useless — but if we can finally get some politicians in office that everyone understand is horrible, then we will all do the appropriate and American thing and undermine those politicians at every step of the way.
The last thing we need is yet another politician holding power that a large segment of the population is under the false assumption he isn’t a scumbag. That’s how we’ve gotten all our problems so far.