The NFL: Higher Moral Standards than Congress
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 04:13pm 7 Comments
(By Michael Alan)
When retired NFL quarterback legend Brett Favre was first suspected in 2010 of having a habit of “sexting” the female hosts provided to him at venues his team visited, specifically the Jets’ Jenn Sterger in 2008, he was immediately put under investigation by the NFL.
In the case of Congressman Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi has finally bowed to political pressure and called for an ethics investigation of Weiner a full 11 days after he publicly tweeted the lewd photo that you’ve all surely seen by now. And the Democratic leadership still seems content with not sanctioning Weiner for his behavior and prominent Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer are even saying things like “[Weiner] remains a talented and committed public servant.”
In fact, in the Favre case, even after their investigation found that Favre had not violated the code he agreed to (which basically means the sexting didn’t affect his play on the field), the NFL still fined him $50,000 for, among other attempts at skirting his investigation, “consistently refusing to answer reporters’ questions about the allegations. He said early on that he had enough to worry about with [his team’s] next opponent.” Gee, doesn’t that line sound familiar?
Well, I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised that even the NFL–of all places–still has higher standards than the Democrats in Congress, should I?
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Mark Twain once said, "I believe there is no distinctively native American criminal class, with the exception of Congress."
Actually, it's spelled F-A-V-R-E, though he pronounces it as you spelled it. And, of course, good point.
Public support of Democrats going down, a growing number of Americans understanding Obama wants to bankrupt the country, and a near certainty that in Nov 2012 the seats of power are going to be further away than ever. These people cannot afford to lose a seat in the face of these odds. After all, the healthcare bill passed by a thin partisan margin. What if they want to force something more upon us next year before the election? These people need to be rooted out deeply at the ballot box. Just about anything has more standards by the Dems, indeed, Dems are what soap scum, decay, and toilet residue measure their standards by.
Thanks for the heads up, Cassandra.
______________ has higher moral standards than Congress.
Feel free to fill in the blank.
"skirting" the investigation, huh? *ba-dum-tss*
Will Weiner resign? Or will he "stick it out?" (Sorry,you don't get punch lines this easy very often.)
I hope he stays and runs for another term – he'll be the Willie Horton of 2012 – the Uninvited Running Mate.