Over the last few days, every single Democrat in offense who has been asked, has told New York congressman Anthony Weiner to take his sexting and twitpic-ing self out of office.
Speaking on the scandal for the first time, President Obama made it clear he’s not riding for Weiner either.
In a pre-recorded interview with the Today Show airing this morning, President Obama tells Ann Curry that if he were in Weiner’s situation, he would gracefully bow out.
“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.
While the President understands why the scandal has generated so much attention, he told Curry that it was behind joblessness, the economy and Afghanistan on his radar right now.
When the President lets you know he’s taking time out of his life to address your bullsh*t, what he’s “suggesting” probably isn’t just a suggestion.