A liberal actress and comedian is strongly defending embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), saying "everyone lies about sex" and expressing hope he becomes the mayor of New York City.I particularly enjoy the part about Weiner supporting things rational people care about. It seems we're all just being irrational to think this turd needs to resign and get help.
During an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Janeane Garofalo said, "Anthony Weiner deserves to be supported and hopefully he will be mayor of New York one day. I'm serious. He is a Democrat [who] actually fights for the things liberals and progressive and rational people care about.
"I don't know why he's being thrown under the bus. He hasn't done any -- he hasn't broke any laws," she said.
The Saturday Night Live alum, who has appeared in the television shows "24," "The West Wing" and "The Larry Sanders Show," added, "Everyone lies about http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifsex. [Weiner's controversy] has not impacted anyone's life negatively."
She blamed the media for being "overly obsessed" with the Weiner story.
On the same day the lamestreamers are poring over Palin emails, she whines about the media being obsessed with Weiner. If only they had been two weeks ago he'd probably already be in rehab.
Update: Video via Noel Sheppard. Warning: Strong language.
Meanwhile, also from Bill Maher, via Mediaite, a dramatic reading of Weiner's sext messages. Also strong language warning. While I normally abhor Maher, this is pretty funny.