Indiana Rep. Justin Moed is apologizing for sexting with Sydney Leathers, the Evansville woman at the center of the 2013 Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.
"I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such. I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down," Moed said in a written statement sent to The Indianapolis
Moed, who is engaged to be married in September, did not return a call for comment Tuesday.The Star story notes how Leathers has tried to stay in the public eye to keep her "career" alive:
Leathers told The Star in a profile published last year that she was in school, "a couple semesters away" from an associate degree in radio and TV, and was still trying to use her notoriety to keep her adult-film career alive after appearing in four X-rated videos.Despite her background, Leathers has no problem passing moral judgment on politicians who she says are "displaying poor judgment" by sexting with her.
I'll have to admit I don't understand the appeal of sexting. Maybe I lack imagination, but it seems extremely boring and pointless to me. As far as Moed's apparent interest in being insulted and told what to do, from what I hear from my married male friends, Moed's fiancé would have been more than happy to meet that need after they wed this Fall. Of course, now the wedding may be off.
Thanks for the apology, Justin, but it wasn't needed. While you certainly owe your fiancé an apology and perhaps some very expensive jewelry for your electronic tryst with Ms. Leathers, you don't owe the public a damn thing. Your private life is your private life.
You do, however, owe the public the public an apology for another reason. HB 1273 would result in Indianapolis taxpayers being forced pay to build and operate a downtown soccer stadium for multi-millionaire businessman Ersal Ozdemir. It is a disgusting, corporate welfare scheme that hurts working men and women in favor of yet another extremely wealthy Indianapolis sports team owner. And you, Rep. Moed, are a co-author of the bill.
Rep. Moed., you don't owe the public an apology for being in bed with Ms. Leathers. You do, however, owe the public an apology for being in bed with Mr. Ozdemir.