Weiner’s out

Crash and burn

Hear that thump earlier? Ick-arus just fell from the sky. That’s the word on the wire and Twitter this morning.

Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House in the wake of revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.

The news comes as Democratic leaders prepared to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness.

The Weiner staff are already abandoning ship and rushing for the life boats. Given the rise and fall of Tony Weiner, I guess he figured it was time to hang up the ol’ “cape and tights.”  So, no more “Weiner to kick around anymore,” I guess.

Given the onset of Weiner-gate, how appropriate would it be for him to resign at 5:45 Seattle time and do it in 140 characters or less?

Hah! Doug Powers is a hoot!

Sources tell me that his farewell speech will conclude with the following: “Let my congressional legacy be remembered this way: In a stressful job, he held his own.”

Make your voice heard: Vote for your favorite cover photo from Weinergate in the New York Post now. The 6/14/11 cover is in the lead, so far. It was a tough decision but that was my vote too.

Others posting on the Weiner resignation:

RhymesWithRight – Weiner Interruptus
Power Line Blog – Auf Weinersehen!
Red State – Breaking: Anthony Weiner to resign House seat (Alternative title: Weiner pulls out)
Don Surber – Weiner Out
Sister Toldjah – Breaking: Weiner Resigning?
Aaron Worthing – Weiner Pulls Out

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It’s official! Weiner presser confirms resignation. (Video)

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