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Anthony Weiner Sentenced: A Jailed Democrat Should Not Be So Rare

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The news of Anthony Weiner sentenced to twenty-one months is probably too much of an anomaly to deter other politicians.

The story of Anthony Weiner sentenced to “hard time” could be taken as proof that the system worked and that, in America, justice is dispensed impartially. But it is easy to be more cynical about what happened. I suspect most career Democrats will only learn not to publicly embarrass themselves so often that they alienate their friends in high places.

The New York Post reports, “Anthony Weiner gets hard time.”

The disgraced ex-congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.

Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The feds said Weiner, a former congressman from Brooklyn, began a two-month sexting session with the North Carolina teen shortly after she messaged him on Twitter in January 2016.

He pleaded for probation on the grounds that his online dalliance with the 15-year-old was due to his sick obsession with sexting strangers rather than an obsession with underage girls. The government had asked for two years in prison.

Read the entire New York Post story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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