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Opening Arguments

I'm busy

It doesn't get any better than this -- Alec Baldwin sympathizing with Anthony Weiner:

My thought on Weiner is that he is a very busy man. Like most, although not all, politicians, he probably spends a great deal of time going to meetings, raising campaign funds and seizing upon every opportunity to remind people of how great he is as a public servant and a human being. It's exhausting. He exists under a constant pressure cooker of self-analysis and public appraisal. Like other politicians, he needs something to take the edge off. For some people, regardless of occupation, that could mean booze, drugs, gambling, food or shopping. For high functioning men like Weiner and other officials who have lived through such scandals, who are constantly on the go, that leaves one tried and true source of a reliable high. The affirmation that comes when someone lets you know they want to sleep with you. Or even cyber-sleep with you.

Well, maybe the fact that Weiner felt he had to apologize to Bill Clinton for his sexual behavior is a little higher on the irony scale, but still this is pretty juicy.

No offense to Mr. Bawldin, but we are who we are. The technology just enables our behavior; it doesn't create it. Years and years ago I heard from my computer-programmer brother the first rule of going digital: If you computerize a mess, you just get a faster mess. I think what we have here is the moral equivalent of that: If you digitize a creep, you just get a faster cr eep.

Hey, now we have our oxymoron for the day: quick creep