Desperate But Not Serious

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By Helene Cavalli, guest blogger

It’s difficult, if you like Representative Anthony Weiner, to not feel regret for a career undone.

Watching this absurd drama play out in public has been uncomfortable. And it’s downright frightening to watch a career so filled with promise come apart at the seams.

Following Rep. Weiner’s travails, Falstaff came to mind when he said, “The better part of valor is discretion.”

After all, in lying Weiner was trying merely to save his life.

Who can say with complete certainty he or she wouldn’t do the same if faced with a public revelation that threatened every aspect of his personal and professional life? [Read more…]

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