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Rep. Weiner Resigns: Join the Live Chat
June 16th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Rep. Weiner Resigns: Join the Live Chat

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York) resigned today due to his sexting scandal. He's one of many lawmakers to step down due to bad behavior. Keeping Them Honest, why do some politicians get bounced from office, while others have the scandal just bounce off them? We'll look at that tonight. Plus, the defense begins in the Casey Anthony trial with a shocking question in court. And, the "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse" is back on the 'RidicuList' after he posted another video message for Anderson.

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soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. Colleen

    BEST installment of The Ridiculist yet!! wow... lol

    June 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Lori - CA

    Good night Anderson! Sweet dreams. Good night Everyone! Sweet dreams.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    "You guessed it?" You did Anderson? This is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. And by the way, don't extend your olive branch.

    Good night everyone. Great bloggers all!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! No, but I got the olive tree!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Thank you & good night Anderson & Team 360. Good show.

    Good night fellow writers, i wish you a safe & peaceful day tomorrow.

    The Ridiculist the 3rd time! This guy sees genitals everywhere. Loved the names for parts is hilarious. I hope, however, that this is his Last time on the list.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  6. Lori - CA

    Suspicious, Anderson......

    June 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  7. lisal -canada

    if this guy is freaked out by the airport and street-names, he'd have passed out if he'd watched bill maher the other night – quick – someone send him ex-congressman's twitterfeed ... might spice up his videos

    June 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson got his own little comdey show going there with the The Ridiculist!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, and Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, JoAnn, Renee, Lori-CA, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse" is back on the 'RidicuList' after he posted another video message for Anderson, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! Anderson, I agree with you, Good point!!!!!! Thanks for laugh me so hard!!!!! 😉
    Anderson,
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  10. Kenya

    Cooper agreeing with him? Lol I wasn't expecting that. William Tapley should do stand-up comedy for real. Too funny.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  11. Lori - CA

    That pattern in his shirt is looking rather suspicious to me as well.....

    June 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    Wonder what this guy would do with the Rorschach ink blots?

    June 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  13. Nina

    Love the Ridiculist Anderson! He is just obsessed on the phallic symbol

    June 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  14. Lori - CA

    Who is the other Co Prophet.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  15. Paula, Colorado

    The Third Eagle of the Apocalypse is becoming a regular–hope he's not too angry with you, Anderson!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Lori - CA

    I am really curious how this man got on the ridiculist three times!?!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      He is so riduclist all times, Lori!!!!!!

      June 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  17. Sharon Hastings

    The defense has to try any way they can to detract from the evidence and from her behaviors after her child was "missing". They are trying to save her life. Hopefully the jury can provide justice.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The law can be so tricky!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  19. Lori - CA

    This is a very strange murder trial.......

    June 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  20. Vincent Blas

    Let the evidence speak for itself with Casey Anthony...a car with a "stench"....blech.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  21. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    If the grandmother had not made the call that her grandchild is missing, we may have never known.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  22. Nina

    Why has there been no psychological testing on this individual???

    June 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  23. Nina

    Sexually abused women do NOT kill their children!!! Its just an excuse. She is groping for straws as she can see she is not winning. So she will think of anything... to cover her butt!!!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Chris

      Aren't they more using it to explain some of her bizarre behaviors.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
      • Nina

        She is willing to say anything so she will not do a stretch in prison for (assumed) killing her child. And the defense will use any excuse they can find. She needs a full psychological battery of tests. I do not know why the court has not ordered it! The courts in California order them all the time.

        June 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    What??????? I don't believe Defense presents that no evidence against Casey Anthony!!!! It is so screw up!!!!!!!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Nina

      She can see that she is not winning and will say anything to cover up!!!

      June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  25. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I love "The Shot" my favorite game Wheel of Fotune says Anderson and Mimi Cooper!!!! That was so awesome solve!!!!!!! LOL!!! Twitter????? I don't believe you said that Love connect on Twitter, Anderson!!!!!!! Very funny shot, Anderson!!!! Thanks let me cheer me up!! 🙂

    June 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  26. lisal -canada

    that vancouver incident is really an example of canadians behaving badly ... guess not all publicity is good publicity!!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, I have heard that too, Lisa...... Very rowdy people on the street!!!!!!! I agree!

      June 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
      • lisal -canada

        i heard one report that someone thought they were not even sports fans, which makes you wonder if they would have started a riot even if vancouver had won just in order to riot and loot (sports fans are usually drunken and rowdy, but not typically destructive) – very embarrassing for vancouver

        June 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          True, Some do.... Lisa.... I agree..

          June 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It's reported that Weiner sent pictures to a 17 year old. Isn't distributing porn to a minor illegal?

    June 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Chris

      Funny what so many "minors" do and we still call the minors.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, It is legal also....... Can not sent to teenagers or women as well..... That will be very serious crime against at law!!!!!!!

      June 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Weiner did Not send any pictures to the 17 yo girl. He exchanged tweets as she became a follower after he spoke at her HS. No Pictures were ever reported.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      It came out that he did not have that kind of conversation with her; it was strictly political. They did investigate. She was able to show them the short response she got from him over a question she asked.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
    • Jake

      That is incorrect. There's no evidence that he ever did anything inappropriate with anyone underage.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
      • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

        If man sent picture naked or something like that...... You can not do it send all picture.... That is so wrong!

        June 16, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
        • Chris

          He did not send any photos to the young girl.

          June 16, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
    • Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

      When a man gets marry, he should stay with his wife. No one else wants to see his dirty pictures.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  28. Paula, Colorado

    Rep. Weiner's behavior seems both compulsive and greatly lacking in self control.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  29. Sharon Hastings

    Thankfully Dr. Drew has a more open and honest opinion about all of this and looks on the behaviors as an indication that the person needs help. The behaviors are compulsive, addictive in a way. Considering the content of these "conversations" he had with women over quite a length of time, I'm surprised it wasn't brought to light much sooner. No one "ratted him out" until Breitbart. I'm glad he's getting help.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  30. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello blogger friends!

    As creepy as Rep. Weiner's behavior was, i tend to agree with Sharon Hastings' post.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Lori - CA

      Well, it is uncomfortable and sad to see someone in such emotional distress.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
      • Starr, formerly know as vincent

        Hi Lori & Nina. I agree with you. The post is was referring to was Sharon Hastings 1st post re: the behavior of the media.
        Truly you can't be human and not feel some empathy for thisman and his wife and family. His behavior was not illegal, simply in very bad taste.

        June 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • Nina

      Yes, he just made some bad decisions... He did not harm anyone other than his own family

      June 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
      • Andrea Louisell

        He's a lunatic. In these times, who doesn't understand the consequences of exposing personality quirks on line? He just didn't think, and then I heard him say that the reason he lied about it is "because I was embarrassed." That is not a man I want in Congress. He has no integrity.

        June 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
        • Jake

          Then clear Congress of men because they're All doing it. They just haven't been caught yet....seriously.

          June 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      I agree with you, Starr........ Good point, He is so creepy guy I have seen him so much!

      June 16, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  31. Lori - CA

    Dr. Drew, what role does his wife play in his emotional desert? It seems that he had everything.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  32. Nina

    Weiner's behavior does acquire addiction properties...

    June 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  33. Lori - CA

    Hi Anderson! Hi Everyone! Good evening.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Just keep your clothes on; why do we have to be subjected to see one in their draws? It does not take all of that!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  35. Kenya

    So he resigned..good for him finally everyone can let it go and move on. I just don't think him being a pervert demands that he needs some kind of treatment. More like damage control.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  36. Chris

    It's so interesting how one attorney in particular always is on the scene for those bad girls.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Could Congressman have kept his job?????? No! I don't think so!!!!!! He have to change his mind to resign own position right now.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  38. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. As sleazy as Rep. Weiner's behaviors were, I must say that I feel somewhat sympathetic toward him given some of the bottom dwelling media coverage, comments, heckling, and just the vulture behavior of some, picking at his carcus in the street. Has no one in the entire media ever lied? ever made bad decisions? ever exhibited stupid sexual behaviors? The man lied. He was embarrassed and he hoped he could cover it up. I am in no way condoning or minimizing his behavior but some or most of the coverage has been really over the top.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • Chris

      He's basically guilty only of bad judgment.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
      • Nina

        Agreed!!! I wonder if his quick honesty about his lying went against him. It seems that those who hold true to their lie after a period, the media moves on...

        June 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, You are so absolutely right, Sharon!!!! Good point.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      I think your post is well written and for the most part true (especially re: media). There has been a lot of talk today about the NY media and how they were not going to let go of the story.

      I also agree with the comment to you that he used bad judgement – that's an understatement.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

      The man lied. Yes, he did. He was given a fair chance to come clean and all will be forgiven, but he chose to keep the lie going. Who wants a Congressman like that to trust with lawmaking? "Not I!" said the little red hen.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  39. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Weiner did his own dog and pony show.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  40. Nina

    Interesting that someone who did not actually commit a sexual act resigns and others that have are still in office!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  41. Chris

    It would be really interesting to know the background of the people heckling Weiner during his resignation. My guess is that their character would make Weiner look like a saint.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
    • Nina

      That is exactly what happened with Clinton.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
      • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

        Absolutely right, Nina.

        June 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  42. Nina

    Good Evening Anderson everyone

    June 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, JoAnn, Renee, Lori-CA, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!
    I am so glad former Anthony Wiener already resigned!!!!!!! YES!!! It felt good for me!!! Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York) resigned today due to his sexting scandal. He's one of many lawmakers to step down due to bad behavior.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    June 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    It's kind of sad, though probably inevitable, that Anthony Weiner decided to resign.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, He had..... It's so sad situation right now....... I agree.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Jake

      His position was salvageable up until he attempted to cry during his apology. All he needed to do was own it. "Look – admit I had poor judgement late Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening. She appeared interested in me. It stroked my ego and she asked me for pictures of myself. I sent them to her, but really this is an issue between me, my family, and the party whom I've been communicating with. I'm sorry I lied I was embarrassed, but this is no one else's business. I won't be stepping down." Have the media report on _that_. He would still be in office if he had just not attempted to cry during his apology.

      June 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm |