Being an horndog? an idiot? There is no rehab for the either of those conditions (except, perhaps, getting old) so we got quite a laugh when we heard Sunday that Rep. Anthony Weiner has trotted off to KYPIYP* classes in the Adirondacks or somewhere.
He didn't break any law, so there's no jail they can put him in, so he'll go to his doghouse (horndogs go to doghouses, no?). He'll be punished, and hopefully the media and therefore the public will be on to somebody else's dick by the time he's sprung.
We're not sure if this is possible, but we can only pray that the prudishness and media and politics that can lock the national eyeballs on a Democratic politician's peckerdelloes will be lured elsewhere. (This kind of 2-week circus doesn't even get a tent-pole up when Republicans - in offices higher up than Weiner's - can't keep it in their pants, even when they break laws to cover it up. You Google 'em this time: Senators Larry Craig, David Vitter, John Ensign. Mark Foley got the circus, but he was gay).
Americans are just stupid about sex, and the Republicans have learned how to not get any of their own on themselves, and also how to act like morality police even as they pulling up their pants.
And oh yeah- the GOP and the conservative movement is based in the Bible Belt. They have to be hypocrites, it's biblical.
Guess another week of Weiner lies ahead for talk radio listeners. As always, the drip, drip, drip of photos and the IDs of the congressman's willing participants in his late night horndogging have prolonged this and kept it at the top of the fake news of cable teevee, talk radio, the 'bloids, the blogs, and the latenight shows.
The real media, naturally (if you can call it that anymore) chases the pretty thing because it's obvious the fake news outlets are hogging all the clicks.
Meanwhile life goes on ho-hum-ably with the budget crisis, the economy, the Middle East, fires in Arizona, and, of course, the two wars we're in. A few Republicans have announced for the 2012 race, but no one's sure exactly which ones- hell, there's Democrat dick in the news!
Dori Monson (KIROFM m-f, 12-3p) typifies the non-secular right's take on the "scandal" with his repeated "Weiner, Weiner, Weiner, Weiner, Weiner" chant. Like a 5th grade boy in a Snickers fever, he used the word in every possible sentence configuration his jock brain could produce for most of every show last week. It was accompanied by L'il Jake and some of the most prolonged peels of Dori's notorious fake laughter we've ever heard. Let's just say: an actor, he's not.
Goddess Jessicaman was cast once again into the Mom role as the two bad little boys laughed at their own dick jokes.
They made Ron & Don seem measured and mature. (Gotta say it, R&D gave the story too much time, but it was more thoughtful and sans the trumped-up glee and laughable moralizing of Dori).
What Weiner did was embarrassing, humiliating, stupid, and not OK for his marriage. But sorry, That ain't nobody's bidness but their own.
*KYPIYP: Keep Your Pecker In Your Pants. A short-lived movement for teens of the late 1950's that forsaw and meant to quell the sexual revolution of the 1960's.