No leave of absence, Anthony Weiner. Just go.
Weiner Seeks Leave Of Absence From House As Top Democrats Call For His Resignation
Nancy Pelosi Says Weiner "Needs Help''
June 11, 2011 4:45 PM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rep. Anthony Weiner says he wants to take a temporary leave of absence from Congress to seek professional help after three top Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, called for his resignation on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for the New York Democrat says he has left for professional treatment and will focus on “becoming a better husband and healthier person.”
Spokeswoman Risa Heller says Weiner wants the leave of absence so he can be evaluated and work out a course of treatment. The statement doesn’t say what Weiner would be treated for.
If John Boehner considers something like this, it must be denied. Anthony Weiner can resign and get all the help that he needs on his own time and his own dime.
'Who selects the program? Anthony Weiner. Who decides if he's cured or not? Anthony Weiner. Who decides how much time he needs to be off? Anthony Weiner.
If there's some family tragedy (a car accident, for example), then sure, a leave of absence can be requested.
But if you're a liar and a sexual pervert, then it's your own fault, Anthony Weiner. Your constituents shouldn't have to suffer any more.
Anthony Weiner needs to resign and to get help on his own time and dime.
Or stay and become the symbol of the Democrat party.