Skip to comments.White House says Weiner behavior 'distraction'
Posted on 06/13/2011 9:49:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Anthony Weiner's behavior has been "inappropriate" and "a distraction," the White House said Monday as the House returned to work for the first time since eruption of the sexting scandal that has brought calls for the New York Democrat's resignation.
White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama believes Weiner should resign - as other Democratic leaders have said.
Weiner is on a temporary leave of absence, in treatment for an undisclosed disorder at an undisclosed location. He has acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit, with several women online. The latest to surface appeared on the gossip website TMZ.
"The president feels, we feel in the White House, that this is a distraction, obviously," Carney said in response to questions from reporters traveling with the president on Air Force One to North Carolina. "As Congressman Weiner has said himself, his behavior was inappropriate, his dishonesty was inappropriate. But the president is focused on his job which is getting the economy continuing to grow, creating jobs, and obviously ensuring the safety and security of the American people."
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
Tuesday morning may also present some traffic headaches because Obama is staying overnight in Miami before traveling to Puerto Rico. He is scheduled to depart from Miami International Airport on Air Force One at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The biggest event is planned at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, where thousands are expected to jam the area around Biscayne Boulevard and 13th Street, beginning at 4 p.m. The event, dubbed the Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kickoff Reception, runs until 7 p.m.
In Miami Beach, no parking will be allowed on Alton Road, between 43rd and 63rd Streets, beginning at noon. The parking restrictions will not be lifted until 7 p.m. [end excerpt]
The Fuhrer should thank Allah for the distraction.
“a distraction,” the White House said
Barry can’t stop looking at the photos?
I ask if Weiner did nothing inappropriate as he continually asserted, why does he need “treatment” then?
the president is focused on his job which is getting the economy continuing to grow, creating jobs...Creating and SAVING jobs... they left out the SAVING.
Wag the dog is now wag the ....never mind.
He parsed his words: “To make him a better husband and a healthier husband”.
Obama and all democrats are a distraction.
Notice no one in the media is asking Obama or even pressing the question. The Bush administration would have been hounded from day one and then later somehow implicated in it.
Must be great to be a democrat in power.
Distractions from what? Vacations?
The fact he is still hanging around tells me Weiner knows where some bodies are buried, has the dirt on key Democrats and is pushing back.
Have not been this entertained since The Sopranos went off the air.
Weiner’s behavior is exemplary of leftist “morality”, not a distraction.
Federal tweeting has dropped 30% since Weiner's work load was uncovered.
Okay, you win. LOL
It’s interesting he’s going to Puerto Rico. The president there now is doing everything totally contrary to Obama’s policies and the economy is beginning to turn around.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall during that meeting.
Mr. Wonderful has been trying to work on his short game, but all of this
Weiner stuff has kept him from concentrating on what really matters: golf.
Just wanted to comment that the Author of this piece left Boston in disgrace.
In my town they are tearing up a large portion of state road and repaving it. THIS WAS DONE 5 YEARS AGO and there was nothing wrong with the road. Lets make some work for our comrades. Cops are everywhere with speed traps and waiting at stop signs hoping someone will not stop fully. A friend of mine with a police scanner tells me they are running hundreds of license plates a day.
Welcome to the United States of Obama!
This is a campaign trip to court the votes of Puerto Rican immigrants or those of Puerto Rican descent. Florida is not a given for The One.
I don't believe that. He is pushing back because of reported 70k in CC debt and no hope of finding a real job. Weiner is just a rabble rouser and bomb thrower with no significant legislation attached to his name and nothing important in the way of committee assignments. Just a useful loudmouth thrown out on point and has since become an epic embarrassment.
I predict he will find his place under the bus soon as Breitbart would not let this story die.
Yes! John Stossel did a great report on the Gov of Puerto Rico’s revived economy (cut-cut-cut) on Fox News.
Distractions from golf. Maybe they should hold a wienie and beer summit to sooth everything over.
“The fact he is still hanging around tells me Weiner knows where some bodies are buried...”
Or he’s waiting for his parachute. No good reason for him to jump off the cliff before somebody hands him one. Either he gets one or he stays.
Not even "The stupid acted like a weiner"?
Saw that story last night, and appreciate that it demonstrated what many here likely believe:
1. Conservative policies unleash the economy and enable individuals to be successful. No re-distribution of wealth required, thank you.
2. We need a conservative leader more concerned with results than being popular or even re-elected. This leader would be from the private sector, and acting upon his/her allegiance (love) for our great country.
3. That Mr. Obama represents the opposite of the above, and the resulting outcomes have been damaging to our country.
In terms of which of the GOP candidates is the leader needed... Today, I think it’s easier to say who ISN’T the right person.
Does 0bama really swallow Weiner's story?
Not sure what the photos are pointing out. What is the problem?
Every snake can disengage it’s lower jaw.