After L.A. blogger Andrew Breitbart revealed that New York U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner was sexting and sending revealing photos to women who aren't his wife, the congressman resigned today, saying:
Today I am announcing my resignation from congress so my colleagues can get back to work ... Most importantly so I can continue to heal from the damage that I have caused.
At a news conference in New York, Weiner apologized to constituents and his wife.
I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife.
While some have said Weiner could have survived this if he had not denied his sexting initially, pundits were already predicting that the liberal, a rising star of the Democratic party, would run for office again once the sexting scandal blew over.
It was a win-lose situation for bloggers, meanwhile. While it's clear that a man with a laptop can bring down a powerful politician, we now have nothing to write about.