The Arrogance of Leadership

Cal Thomas

The Arrogance of Leadership

You’re probably wondering if I have anything to say about the Congressman Anthony Weiner situation. I do. But it isn’t about the sexual pictures he tweeted to women he didn’t know. It’s about the arrogance and the lying.

Just a few days ago, Weiner called in several TV networks to tell them he knew nothing about how those pictures showed up on his Twitter account. Nothing! He was lying, of course, as he admitted Monday.

Weiner isn’t the first and he won’t be the last to be infected with the arrogance of power. But like many – but not all the others – he should leave office. His judgment was poor and he could have been blackmailed.

The code of official conduct of the House of Representatives includes this line: “A member…officer or employee of the house shall conduct himself at all times in a manner that shall reflect credibility on the House.”

That Congressman Weiner did not do and it is the main reason he should go and probably will be forced to go by the leadership of his party.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.

This article published on June 8, 2011.

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