While some have noted sex scandals seem to plague male politicians, rest assured that unlike his Democratic predecessor, President Obama won't force America to debate his philandering. In a Today interview that airs tomorrow, Obama joined the chorus of politicians suggesting Rep. Anthony Weiner should step down. "I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,'' Obama told Ann Curry. From NBC News:
"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.
Obama added that what Weiner did was "highly inappropriate'' and that he has "embarrassed himself" and his wife and family, but said it will ultimately come down to a decision by Weiner and his constituents as to whether he will continue in office.
Most of the interview is about the economy, not Weinergate. Thankfully, the President's thoughts are mainly consumed by joblessness and Afghanistan. At least someone's manning the helm while the rest of America is focused on Weiner sharing unsolicited peeks at the contents of his underpants.