We've had strange weather this spring and into summer, but nothing says strange like last week's events here in the States.
But, I was unaware that Conan O'Brien is a smart cookie unto his own right. He graduated from Harvard. His speech was fantastic. He was both gracious and funny. He poked fun at himself, at Dartmouth for giving him the degree and at students and parents. He addressed everyone who attended the graduation from educators to spectators. I watched his speech on the internet and chuckled out loud. I was amused and impressed. (However, I do think that the whole Honorary Degree is a slap in the face to anyone who has worked for years to obtain a legitimate one.) Here is a link to the transcript of his speech if you are interested.
His behavior is repulsive and clearly, not upstanding. While there are calls for him to resign, the political machine is at work trying to keep him in office. Democrats give him a free pass because he is registered to their party (his wife has pull as well and she is standing by him from Asia). Even the president who states that if he were in the same position as Weiner, he "might resign". I tell you, if party leaders had any integrity, any respectability, they would demand his resignation and move forward making their own party more respectable. They wouldn't cling to the belief that if you have a party affiliation than you are given a free pass.
Can you imagine what would happen if the local schoolteacher/plumber/postmaster posted pics of his private parts? He might be investigated for indecent exposure, soliciting etc. At the very least, he would lose his job.