President’s Approval Rating Unaffected By Scandals

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President Obama Denies Knowledge Of Scandals

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WE HAVE A SCANDAL!

Just in time to qualify for the usual “second election controversy” most presidents get – it’s really like the media and the politicians conspire to save-up this stuff to spring it at the appropriate time.

Anyway – “Executive Privilege” is the presidential synonym for “cover-up a cover-up”. This is when the administration publicly covers-up a secret cover-up. Now, if the administration has a friendly congress this will usually work. If an unfriendly one it leads to high-level “special” investigations and hearings. With a split congress it can go either way, but will almost certainly lead to total gridlock as both sides devote all their time to playing “gotcha” instead of doing the country’s business.

The administration strategy: keep playing “hide the salami” until after the election and if they win it becomes a lame-duck nuisance.

The opposition strategy: keep on-target trying to make the administration dig itself a deeper hole until there are so many outstanding questions and allegations that people go over to their side just to feel clean.

The usual outcome: lower-level bureaucrats lose their jobs, millions and millions in tax money is spent on political pissing contests, and no substantive governmental work gets done.

Secret Service/Military Scandal In Colombia Deepens

The security clearances of 11 members of the Secret Service have been suspended pending an investigation into allegation the agents engaged the services of prostitutes while in Colombia. The agents were in the capital Cartagena to prepare for President Barack Obama's visit there. Also being investigated are from five to ten "military troops" who were working with the Secret Service agents.

Weiner Pulls Out

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – NY) has resigned his seat in the House Of Representatives due to a scandal involving sexual “relationships” with various women over the Internet. The move comes just a few days after Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin returned from an overseas trip. Abedin is an aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who knows a thing or two about this kind of situation.

Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin returned from a trip overseas and immediately took steps to see that Weiner's behavior will not be repeated.

Weiner has admitted to engaging in sexual behavior over the past three years via email, telephone, and through social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook. Several women have come forward to verify Weiner’s behavior, and the startling size of his…ego..

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart broke the story of Anthony Weiner's online activities.

Porn star Ginger Lee has accused Weiner of telling her to lie to the media about their online relationship. Lee has since associated herself with scandal-chaser Gloria Allred in an attempt to cash-in on the controversy. With luck there will be little interest in her tawdry story now that Weiner has resigned.

Rep. Anthony Weiner reflects on lessons learned shortly before announcing his resignation with a distinct lisp.

Weiner Tweeted His Wiener

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admitted Monday that he lied about his Twitter account being hacked, and confessed that he did send an image of his bulging shorts to a young woman via the social networking Web site. Weiner said he has had online “relationships” with “about six” women over the past three years, and engaged in “inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone, fax, by telegram, courier, carrier pigeon, pony express, those blinking light things the Navy uses, hand signals, smoke signals, and several times using a shiny piece of metal reflecting the Sun.”

Weiner said he will not be resigning his office, leaving his wife, or even feeling particularly bad. “I mean, c’mon, you saw the picture – wouldn’t YOU want everyone to see something like that?”

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) prepares to make a clean breast of the fact that he sent an image of his erection over the Internet. And speaking of "breasts", a new image of his buff and tan naked torso has now surfaced.