It has been hinted that former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is sort of, kind of, we'll see, maybe going to run for Mayor of New York. His mea-culpa, sad faced photo with wife Huma Abedin on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, appeared to ask the question: Am I forgiven? Huh? Please?
Shortly after taking an indistinguishable snapshot of a covered private part and tweeted it off to someone, like kazaam, horror of horrors, Mr. Weiner resigned. The snapshot was not a full frontal naked stand up pose like Michelangelo's David, and his wife, Huma Abedin, didn't appear traumatized by it. It was a snapshot. No crime there. Tacky? Yes, but only a snapshot.
There are numerous snapshots of ears, elbows, knees, toes, bellies, feet, thighs, legs, arms, wrinkles, whiskers on kittens and warm woolen mittens, and Weiner's private part was covered. It wasn't criminal.
Actors have been running around full frontal naked in films for years and getting paid good dough for it. Where's the proof? In pursuit of journalistic accuracy, the research team Googled: full frontal naked male actors, and out popped a list. No Gregory Peck or Charlton Heston here, but (thanks to Huffington Post) listed were: Richard Gere, Kevin Bacon, (curious name) Jason Segel, Harvey Keitel, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender, (another curious name). They could be called the: Association of Full Frontal Naked Male Actors. Still not a crime.
Women started their club ages ago with silent films. A song was even sung at the last Academy Award presentation in celebration of female nudity called, "I Saw Your Boobies". Actress Kate Winslet won in the numbers count. She has no plans to resign from the film industry.
There's a certain Senator who admits to frequenting brothels, (which is indeed criminal) and he never resigned and went on to win reelection.
So Anthony Weiner don't appear so glum, and start smiling. New York could use you. Your heart was always in the right place, though not your camera. Get back in from the cold of political exile.
Tacky snapshots are not criminal.