Why Has Congressman Weiner Story Not Been Interesting To Caffeinated Politics?

Some might look at Caffeinated Politics and wonder why the absence of any mention of the story that has captivated the nation concerning Congressman Weiner?  Why has there been no posts about the pictures and texts sent by the liberal Democratic Congressman?  Why would I take off after John Edwards and John Ensign and other politicians but not mention Weiner?

Simply put because never once has Congressman Weiner ever held himself up as a religious defender of the family in the way other politicians often do every campaign cycle.  Never once has Weiner used some religious perspective to denounce ‘lifestyles’ or use pictures of his family to somehow hoist his image as something he is not.  Never once has Congressman Weiner offered himself as a holier-than-thou candidate for office. 

In other words the lack of hypocrisy has kept the Weiner story from my blog.  Weiner never used his family for pictures and remarks the way Sarah Palin does, or the way John Edwards did.

Another reason this story has not garnered posts here is the lack of any legal issues that would prevent Weiner from serving in office.  If Weiner used his office, or federal computer etc. for the sending of texts and pictures than the story takes on a different slant.  If that were to occur then this blog would weigh in on the story.

Having said that there is no denying that Congressman Weiner is a cad, and one that does not deserve support from those who must concentrate on bigger issues and personalities as we head to 2012.  But to make this story into some political moral pageant misses the mark as Weiner never ran for public office in that way.  

As I have stated before hypocrisy matters.

Elizabeth Edwards’s Funeral To Be Picketed By Anti-Gay Freaks

This is just bizarre.   And so wrong.

Westboro Baptist Church announced that they will picket the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards on Saturday.

That one has a First Amendment right does not mean the common sense button gets pushed off.

Why the anti-gay zealots from Westboro Baptist Church, out of Topeka, Kansas want to make a mess of the funeral for Elizabeth Edwards is a mystery.  But then when it comes to this group of genetically deformed misfits there is no logic to any of their antics. 

That the huffing and puffing from the  Westboro Baptist Church might not even be noticed due to a counter-movement at the funeral is the reason this post goes up tonight.

In the meantime, Raleigh residents are organizing their own protective measures, with at least two counterprotests planned to put a human buffer between Westboro Baptist picketers and the mourners. “Regardless of your politics, it’s just downright rude to bring a protest of this sort to disrupt the mourning process,” a group called Line of Love wrote on its Facebook page to organize volunteers.

Elizabeth Edwards Speaks About Dying On Facebook

This is tragic.   

“You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces — my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.

“The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.

“It isn’t possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know.

“With love, Elizabeth.”