Anthony Weiner, for behaving stupidly on Twitter at the very moment that you had begun to expose the financial conflict of interest he and his wife have with the SCOTUS Citizens United decision. You really had something, and could not only have done the country and our electoral system a huge service, but you could have made quite a name for yourself as a muckraker. America needed to pay attention to that information, and now, because of your childish behavior, they probably never will.
On a related note, I went to bat for you and lost big. Not only was I convinced that you were smarter than that, I actually did a #FF on Twitter for you hours before the story broke. However, my small loss of dignity is nothing compared to what your actual constituents lost today. Count me as one of those who thinks you should not have resigned and hoped that staying would move the country toward getting over its crippling Puritanism. I do hope you find a way to continue to speak for the voiceless, as you said, and not on some crappy talk show either.
Congressional Democrats, for not standing beside the most tenacious among you. You didn't have to defend Weiner, you could have even censured him, but to call for his resignation without demanding that Vitter goes too, plays right into the hands of the Republicans. Repeat after me: "Sex is a private matter." Weiner, or even his constituents, are the only ones who should be involved in making that decision. Vitter got reelected, there's a good chance that Weiner would have too. Now, you could make it up to all of us by calling long and loudly for the impeachment of Clarence Thomas, but I'm pretty sure that you won't.
Mainstream media, for going with the salacious as opposed to the truly meaningful. Justice Thomas has an enormous ($700K) conflict of interest problem, which he tried to bury by not filing the proper disclosure, and then filing the Friday before Memorial Day hoping no one would notice. Please remember that it's your job to notice. Bloggers have their role, but at this point legitimacy still belongs to the full-time press. Our democracy depends on you doing better.
Citizens United, yes that Citizens United, for spending $100,000 on ads attacking those who opposed Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court in the first place. There's a little something in our laws about quid pro quo. It's akin to bribery and it's Thomas' job to guard against it, not engage in it.
The American public, again for going with the salacious as opposed to the truly meaningful, and for your utterly backward approach to sex. I've long thought that our American attitudes toward sex and other people's private lives have done more harm than good. We hide things that shouldn't be hidden (namely, abuse) and expose things that should be private (Hillary/Elizabeth/Jenny/Maria/Huma should be allowed to make their own choices without your judgement, thank you very much).