NPR's Nina Totenberg: 'I Finally Felt Sorry For Anthony Weiner'

Did you feel sorry for disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) when he finally resigned last week?

NPR's Nina Totenberg did, and actually said so on Friday's "Inside Washington" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: I finally felt sorry for Anthony Weiner at that press conference with people heckling him, making him a further spectacle. I mean the guy was finally resigning. You should be able to resign in public with a little, without, and control it a little bit without having people treat it as a spectacle. He’s gone, and it just seemed incredibly mean.

Isn't it marvelous how liberals can feel sympathy for disgraced political figures when they get caught behaving badly?

Of course, such emotions only well up in them when the person involved is also a liberal.

These sentiments certainly wouldn't have been expressed by Totenberg if Weiner had an "R" next to his name.

Of admittedly lesser importance, can a woman wearing such a multi-colored blazer get away with expressing sympathy even for someone whose political views she shares?

It's one thing to have your ears burn when this woman boohoos for one of her own, but does she have to melt the eyes with her attire as well?

I mean, Hillary Clinton on her worst day wouldn't have considered wearing that jacket in public even if it came with matching pants.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.