I never intended to weigh in on the Weinergate controversy, but...
If Huma Abedin was my daughter and her husband of one year was texting pictures of his junk to a coed, I would tell her to RUN, not walk, to the nearest exit.
Here are some other issues that come from my gut...
Making Andrew Breitbart appear legitimate is an UNFORGIVABLE sin. Shirley Sherrod deserved defense, but Anthony Weiner has made more targets possible for Brietbart. If he bats .200 he'll stay right where he is. Thanks AW for keeping him in the spotlight. Oh, and don't think that O'Keefe has not noticed this win for the Dark Side. Expect more garbage from him, and expect more of the media to take it seriously.
Consenting adults is totally legitimate, but when you're sending stuff out on the Internet you have lost control of it--this is more than bad judgement. There have been too many recent examples of this for AW to not have been forewarned.
Put yourself in Huma Abedin's shoes. What an accomplished and intelligent young woman, and here, after one year of marriage, your husband is dragging young in the mud with behavior I expect from a 16-20 year old or a very immature young man at best.
I realize that Vitter is a scumbag, and I realize that Clarence Thomas should be impeached, but guess what--that has absolutely nothing to do with AW's behavior. Two wrongs don't make a right, they never did. Moreover, when we defend this crap, even though it's not equal, we give a pass to jackasses like Vitter and Thomas. Someone on the other side perceives our attacks on Vitter and Thomas as political.
I stayed out of all this until after he admitted his guilt. It is time to move on, and stop wasting our limited resources on an arrogant man who thought he was entitled to behave any way he chose fit. Sure, he was a good soldier on our side, but he made himself vulnerable and wasted a ton of good people's resources around her in just the last week.
Should he resign? I don't think so, but I think he should not seek re-election and avoid the drama of a primary challenge.