What really ticks me off about this is the guy seems to think being the representative for his district is a regular job that he can take a leave of absence from. When he (or anyone like him) is gone his district is unrepresented in Congress, nobody can vote in his place.
The other thing is there should be no such thing as a professional politician. Anyone who is running for office so they can get a paycheck is nothing more than a parasite (apparently "The Weiner" is one of those people, he is reportedly worried about paying his bills if he were to be forced out of office or resigns) .
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. Job 19:25
"Non sibi sed patriae!"
Reviresco (I grow strong again)
Clan MacEwen motto
My Ewing Family Motto
(descendants of Baron William Ewing of Glasgow, born about 1630)
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln
"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum." from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius