English: Official congressional portrait of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As U.S. REP. Allyson Schwartz gears up for a 2014 gubernatorial campaign, a familiar name is talking about succeeding her in the 13th Congressional District, which covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
Marjorie Margolies, a former television reporter who teaches at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, held that seat for one term, from 1993 to 1995.
She famously lost re-election after changing her 1993 vote on then-President Bill Clinton’s budget, giving him a one-vote margin of victory that broke her promise not to support an increase in federal taxes.
There are no hard feelings, though, since they are now related by marriage – Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, is married to Margolies’ son.
What’s up with all the sex addictions lately???? Anthony Weiner has entered rehab (probably under the advice of Ed Rendell, M.D.) to hopefully get a grip on his sex addiction and learn a few things about social media and what not to tweet!
Weiner notified Nancy Pelosi that he intended to give up his U.S.Congressional seat. Pelosi has been one of many Democrats, including POTUS Barack Obama, calling for Weiner to resign. This once rising star of Democratic politics has hit rock bottom. Last July, former POTUS Bill Clinton officiated at his wedding and now Democratic leaders cannot distance themselves from him fast enough. The Democratic leadership is afraid of how this scandal could hurt their chances in 2012.
It is hard to feel sorry for a grown man who does not have the self-control not to tweet or text pictures of his anatomy. Especially a newly married man who’s wife is expecting their first child. Hopefully Weiner will develop some more appropriate hobbies as the result of his stint in rehab.
Today, Weiner held a news conference in Brooklyn and officially resigned. He appropriately blamed himself for the predicament he “created”. Unlike politicians in Pottstown, who do inappropriate things and say they are “passionate”, Weiner took responsibility for his error in judgment. I at least give the guy credit for that!