In lieu of banging out a whole schpiel on this here (busy day), here's what I had to say on the matter in a talkback over at Hollywood Elsewhere, which I think sums my position up handily:
"Exchanging naughty emails with random chicks is not stupid. The stupid thing he did was LIE about it for week. Coverup is ALWAYS worse than the "crime" with these things."
"But even THEN, everyone sensible knows WHY he did it (i.e. lying) he did it because he didn't want to piss off his wife. So, really, the stupidest thing he did was get married in the first place - if he wasn't married, this wouldn't be a "scandal," this would be "makes him more fun" points. Seriously - Weiner is young, he's got money, he's relatively decent-looking for a politician and thanks to his "liberal firebrand" street-cred legions of fine-ass politically-inclined coeds are lined up to jump his bones... WTF is he doing in any kind of monogamous relationship, let alone MARRIED? Is he a masochist?"
"American's have this stupid obsession with their public figures either being "happily married" or monogamous... and it makes NO fucking sense. Newsflash: The people with the superhuman-drive to succeed in a cutthroat game like politics are NOT people who are "cut out" to play Ward & June offstage. You hear people say "Oh, we need them to be married so we know they're honest." BULLSHIT! Married people are the most dishonest people on the planet. They HAVE to be to survive day to day. "Oh, a single man will be too easily distracted to do a good job." BULLSHIT! Married guys are the most distracted men you'll ever meet. You know who's NOT distracted? Rich/famous/powerful guys who know they never have to worry where their next lay is coming from - those guys have the clearest heads in the room, bar none."