One of the capital offenses in my personal legal system is self-righteousness. I'm certainly guilty of it sometimes and am happy to be called on it. Another capital offense is making a commercial that isn't either original or amusing or moving and all in the service of honest evaluation. So that means when I'm watching TV that has commercials I change the channel a lot, or if they're covering Anthony Weiner.
I actually accidentally caught some reporter on CNN accusing Weiner's wife of being "ambitious" in the words of someone who supposedly knew her personally. Can you believe that someone in the journalism profession who managed to make it to the top of the TV world would be using the word "ambition" snidely judgmentally?!
If we are going to judge how well a person might practice their profession based on their personal habits, or compulsions or even addictions (there's some recent studies that show that the brains of persons struggling with "sex addiction" do not show the same reactions to their drug of choice as do say heroin or meth or etc. addicts, but for this post I'll concede the term might fit some people, including me at times) than we shouldn't elect or hire anyone who is overweight and definitely not anyone who is clinically obese because that shows "poor judgment" when it comes to food and exercise. Et-endlessly-cetera.
Now, you could say, as some did, about Chris Christie that you might not vote for him because you're afraid he might die in office from a heart attack due to his weight, but that's different from saying voters shouldn't support Weiner because of his private life, which it turns out at least in street interviews most New Yorkers are not saying.
If I were living in the city still, I'd probably vote for Christine Quinn just to see New York's first Irish lesbian woman mayor. But I liked the policies Weiner voted and fought for as a Congressman and don't see why his sex life has anything to do with it.