There is one more lesson to be learned from Weinergate. Its a lesson we saw on full display when Bill Clinton got caught with an intern under his desk in the Oval Office and lied about it until he could not weasel anymore.
Amanda Marcotte in the initial days of Weinergate showed that she is a liberal first, feminist second. How did she manage this? She tried to portray Anthony Weiner as the victim of a Twitter predator, the Comely Coed of Bellingham, WA. At yesterday's news conference, Weiner threw Marcotte and her defense of him under the bus.
In the closing days of his self-inflicted farce, Weiner had two more defenders rise to offer their shields of credibility in his service. Barbara Walters and Chris Matthews tried to lay the fault of Weiner tweeting dic-pics and pec-pics at the feet of his wife Huma. That she had not paid enough attention to him so the 46 year old man sought other ports. And yesterday they were also rudely shoved under the bus as Weiner surrendered to reality.
A larger truth can also be drawn from this fiasco. In defending the holy screed called Liberalism, true believers will turn on anyone or anything who dares threatens one of the anointed. Even if that means abandoning other 'beliefs' that they had professed. Or attacking fellow-traveller Liberals. One is forced to conclude that Liberalism is a cult that brooks no deviation.