So now congressman Weiner has played the "I have a disease" card. What new disease is that? I guess he will do some sexual addiction therapy and convince himself that he is not a bad person, he is a sick person.
He will go to 12 step meetings I suppose, get placed on an antidepressant, just like alcoholics and all the other behavioral deviats.
And now that he is in some sort of rehab and is a patient, his privacy will be enforced and the news media won't have access to him.
But he remains a congressman. The rest of us get fired when our behaviors deviate so significantly from the social norms.
I suppose his government health insurance will be paying for his "rehab", that means all those who pay their taxes.
But what about dishonesty. Is that a disease also? All these 12 step treatments depend on "rigorous self honesty". Maybe that is why they are so ineffective at "curing" the purported "diseases" which they address.
Dishonesty is not a disease. It is moral failure and rehab doesn't fix that. But, oh well, like the AA book says on how it works: "Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average.
So I have a disease, and if I don't recover because of dishonesty, it still isn't my fault. I was born that way and not at fault.
No wonder 12 step programs are so ineffective.