Rep. Anthony Weiner couldn't exit the scene fast enough for Democrats and didn't.
Initially after the scandal of his lewd tweets to at least six young women broke, he said he wasn't quitting. Then with increasing pressure for his resignation, he appeared to try to buy time by letting it be known that he was entering rehab.
In the end, however, he was only able to get two weeks past Memorial Day weekend when the scandal went public before the pressure became so irresistible that he would be forced on Thursday to announce his resignation.
It almost has all the trappings of a joke – a Democrat and Republican visit northern Colorado together. But that was the case late last week when Senator Michael Bennet and 4th District Congressman Cory Gardner teamed up. It’s one of the items that KUNC’s Brian Larson and Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff are discussing.