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Why Weiner Should Resign

We need to make a clear statement that this behavior is unacceptable.

Published: June 12, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 150

(126) Anonymous, July 24, 2013 2:39 PM

Thank you.........

I am so frightened for our children,that people in power withsuch horrible behavior aren't called on by our justice system

(125) Chana, June 26, 2011 2:05 AM

Proper pronounciation of our surnames !

I heard Congressman Weiner explain that his surname (his family name) often is "made fun of" thus helping to prompt the actions we all read and heard about. Why is it that as Jews, we allow people to mispronounce our names? Why does the Congressman himself allow his family name to be pronounced as WIENER (of Hebrew National fame) instead of WINER......the way it is meant to be pronounced! Had Mr.Weiner, from the very beginning made it clear to people that his name is pronounced: Winer, not Wiener, perhaps all this nonsense could have been avoided. My family name is very much like the Congressman's and in the US one will try to pronounce it WRONGLY and it bothers me terribly and I immediately correct people when this occurs. Why is it that so many Jewish people allow their surnames to be "Americanized" and mispronounced? Why is it: Mrs.GoldSTIEN, instead of Goldstein? Even Rabbi Salomon pronounced Mr. Weiner's name incorrectly. And yes, it was sleazy and really dumb on the Congressman's part and yes, he should resign!

(124) Leonard, June 25, 2011 1:15 PM

Forget the content of the photos for a moment

1. This public official mistakenly sent out these photos to the wrong people (Careless and Reckless). 2. Gave false statements: a hacker had altered photos of him and sent them out from his account. (Liar,No accountability. Shifts Blame) 3. Entered into a contract with his new bride (Marriage vows) that he broke almost immediately. (No commitment, no ethics and no solid foundation to build on.) 4. This man’s life is so fluid. We cannot and he cannot even guess what his next moves will be at this time. He must leave office. 5. He needs our prayers, support and guidance. NOT OUR VOTES

(123) Yossie, June 21, 2011 7:18 PM

I agree, BUT

I agree that Weiner behavior is unacceptable, although I don't think I would call it heinous. I think the problem is that we really do NOT expect any sort of standards of our representatives, and that is a shame. I believe that Charles Rangel's tax cheating and holding on to several rent contolled apartments is far more serious. Teddy Kennedy, the "swimmer", also did not belong in the Senate after Mary Jo Kopechne. What Clinton did in the White House was also far worse. I could go on, but I think you get the picture. I think that standards should be applied more uniformly to all members of the political spectrum.

(122) M. Minor, June 20, 2011 2:52 AM

I appreciate that Rabbi Salomon speaks out so clearly. We are bombarded with sleezy sensuous media all the time. It is actually refreshing to hear someone speak with conviction in this loose immoral day. Thank you. Keep up the good work.

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