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The rise and fall of Anthony Weiner

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_rise_and_fall_of_anthony_weiner_20110616

What happens when new media scandal meets ancient political calculus? Anthony Weiner, the Democrat from New York, found out on Thursday, when he delivered his resignation following intense pressure from party leaders. Top Democrats described for JTA the key factors that led to Weiner’s ouster: Their bafflement with the new media Weiner used and misused to send a lewd photo to a 21-year-old fan, his aloof nature, and the need above all to introduce bread-and-butter issues like health care back into the news cycle.

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