At this point, even those of us who hardly pay attention to politics have probably heard about Anthony Weiner, the New York Congressman. Weiner sent…

At this point, even those of us who hardly pay attention to politics have probably heard about Anthony Weiner, the New York Congressman. Weiner sent sexual pictures to several different women, and after initially denying his actions he confessed to the public about them. His doings raise a lot of questions, simple and complex. For one, how could someone dumb enough to send lewd pictures to multiple women and think it wouldn’t be found out get elected to Congress? But more significantly, do the pictures mean anything politically? Should we care whether our representatives do this kind of stuff, if meanwhile they serve our country well? I think that different age groups will feel differently about the significance of Weiner’s pictures, considering that those of us who are just reaching voting age have different interpretations of privacy and propriety online and off. Where our parents see overexposure on a Facebook page, we see the sharing of information. Whether Weiner’s actions are interpreted as the former or the latter, as nasty or normal, will be shown in 2012, when he is up for reelection.
– Will