Anne-Marie Slaughter is a Princeton Professor, and reliable Democratic foreign policy type. Generally considered a moderate and an adult, she spent some time in the Obama Administration's State Department.
She has taken now to providing occasional commentary at CNN (natch), and in this one, she concludes the following with respect to "L'Affaire de Weiner": "Absent criminal behavior, which is another category entirely, the issue is whether sexual misconduct undermines a politician’s ability to represent his or her constituents and contribute to the common good."
No, Professor Slaughter, sexual misconduct is NOT the issue; at least it is not the ONLY issue. How about lying--repeatedly, cold-bloodedly, in situation after situation, to the public, your constituents, the leadership of your party and perhaps even your President? What about the question of trust? What about the smearing of Breibart and others in the not Bought and Paid For Media?
No--sexual misconduct doesn't alone undermine Weiner's ability to continue to serve. But his utter lack of trustworthiness does.