You know, today, Greece had its credit rating dropped to the lowest in the world. So, Greece could be about to default, which could mean another international financial crisis.
Today, Germany recognized the rebels in Libya as the legitimate government of Libya.
Today, King Abdullah was pelted with bottles and rocks in southern Jordan, as everyone wonders if the “Arab Spring” will bloom in his country, too.
Today, we learned that a U.S. navy destroyer stalked a ship thought to be carrying missile parts towards Burma, stalked it for days before it turned back and went back to North Korea.
Today, the Missouri River breached two levees in Iowa and Missouri, prompting evacuations of a whole with bunch of farm towns.
Today, one of President Obama‘s major economic advisers, Larry Summers, said the economy needs more stimulus spending.
Today, President Obama himself talked about dozens of jobs creation ideas from his jobs council. He warned about how—essentially, how whack it is that the only feasible ideas now are ones that don‘t have to go through Congress.
And there‘s a presidential candidates debate.
And LeBron James just proved the existence of karma.
And the al Qaeda guy who planned the Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings got killed.
And the FBI‘s taking new search and seizure powers.
And photos of Gabby Giffords.
And the New York state legislature moves on gay marriage.
And, and, and—there is a lot going on. There is a lot going on.
It may be a sleepy June Monday, but there is a ton going on.
And did you hear there were absolutely no new developments in the Anthony Weiner sex scandal today? OMG! OMG!
The latest argument from Democrats why Congressman Anthony Weiner must resign is he is a distraction from other much more important stuff that Democrats would rather be talking about, which would make sense if Democrats were only now being deprived of the great news coverage they are used to because they‘re always so disciplined about their message.
If Anthony Weiner resigning would help Democrats keep their message focused on Republicans trying to kill Medicare.
If Anthony Weiner resigning would get the Democrats to come up with a political message on repealing the Bush tax cuts for zillionaires, which the polls say is more popular than free beer.
If Anthony Weiner resigning would restore honor to Congress, (sarcastic cough) Mr. Vitter.
Or if Anthony Weiner resigning would do anything else to substantively improve—substantively improve Congress or the Democratic Party‘s politics, then every partisan liberal in the country probably would want Anthony Weiner to resign—or at least they should.
If Anthony Weiner would do anything to improve the seriousness of news coverage in our great nation, or its evenhandedness, everyone in the country would want Anthony Weiner to resign, or at least they should. But Anthony Weiner resigning would not do any of those things. Anthony Weiner does not have a magic wand, and the pun is partially intended.
So, while David Vitter gets to stay in the United States Senate as the hooker guy from the family values party, what is it about Democrats that has them now lining up to call on Anthony Weiner to resign, to cement that double standard?