Glenn: Character matters

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Glenn was back on radio today and gave his first reaction to the latest Weiner scandal in a different way than most. Instead of focusing on the salacious details of the sext messages, Glenn talked about why character matters and how people completely disregard character, instead they focus on political agendas.

Transcript of segment below

GLENN: No, but that’s also ‑‑ I mean, I have been in that situation where I’ve had things that I didn’t want to come out. I mean, you know, I lived a pretty dicey life. I was an alcoholic. Nobody in my life knew it, except for Pat. Nobody in my life knew it. I’ve lived that life before. And when you’re in it, you think that this is going to destroy you. Stu, you were with me the day I thought I was destroying my career.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And I came out with the truth and I said, yep, this is who I am.

STU: I mean, that’s ‑‑ you know, to Pat’s point, that is part of probably what has helped your career and has made you a unique personality on the air. I mean, most people don’t do that and ‑‑

GLENN: Yeah, but that’s what we have to start convincing people, that the truth will set you free. I mean, the day ‑‑ and you know it, Stu. I looked at you and I said, write this day down. This is the day that I ended my career, right? Remember that?

STU: Mmm‑hmmm.

GLENN: Okay. So that’s what happened to me in, what, ’95 or 6 or 8 or whenever it was. I thought I was ending my career, but instead, the opposite is true. People are looking for ‑‑ first of all, why do you think it’s going to end your career when you have Eliot Spitzer and Weiner both running?

STU: And leading at the moment at least.

GLENN: Yeah. You could ‑‑ “We’ve got this picture with you and hookers and one dead hooker and you blood‑splattered with the knife in your hand.” “All right. So I’ll just run for mayor of New York.”

PAT/STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: It doesn’t seem to matter to anybody anymore.

STU: I don’t think there’s any chance Eliot Spitzer loses in his race for city comptroller. I mean, I think there is a chance Weiner, because he’s just so over‑the‑top crazy and these things keep coming out. We haven’t seen a poll since this last scandal obviously. I’m sure in the next day or two we will and you’ll have a better idea.

GLENN: You know what kills me? Is we are trusting ‑‑ New York is. We’re not. New York is considering trusting their money, their money to a guy who was taking money and giving it to hookers. A guy who is so deceitful all the way around, and you’re talking about trusting him with your cash. It’s really insane.

STU: Yeah. He went about this I think in a smarter way than Weiner in that he went for ‑‑ he went for a low‑profile job that no one really understands and that no one knows any of his competition. Where Weiner, I mean, you know, the mayor of New York is ‑‑ I mean, it’s one of the most important jobs in America. I mean, it really is. It’s the biggest city in America. It’s one of the biggest ‑‑ you put it on a scale of economies worldwide, it’s one of the biggest economies for countries. So this guy, imagine Anthony Weiner, we talked about this yesterday when you were out, Glenn. It’s like, imagine this guy with the stuff that he does up to now at least a minimum of 14 months after he got kicked out of congress was still having these sex chats, was having these sex chats during the time his redemptive article in People magazine came out. While it was happening, they started a week before the article came out. The guy that’s that psychotic, imagine him having the power of Michael Bloomberg in this city. I mean, look what Bloomberg’s done with it. Imagine if Anthony Weiner gets that power what he will do. I mean, hide your daughters. God only knows what will happen in this city if this guy gets control of it.

  • dennis reilly

    Weiner and Spitzer, how sad!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      only the republicans did any good for new york. no one in their right mind should vote for a democRat. why oh why is new york so liberal democRat that will be their destruction…just like detroit. cuomo what a selfish joke too!

    • Guest

      Weiner-Spitzer, isn’t that some sort of Viennese dish?
       ooops, no that is  Wiener Schnitzel

  • Anonymous

    Yea Glenn .
    It does matter I open doors for ladies everywhere I go if they don’t appreciate my gesture means nothing to me Grandpa taught my Dad taught me my two boys both the same way Know matter where we make a purchase Always end the conversation with a happy GOD bless you if they don’t care for our actions NOTE : Tomorrow follows today and there are people like us that need to be just as blaten with our morals as those who have a limited amount .
    None of these perverts or liars really represent any of us anyway .thats my line in the sand hope this is data somewhere

  • Sapere Vedere

    ‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!’

    Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, ‘The Rest of the Story,’ and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called ‘One nation under God!’

    • Anonymous

      i wish wabc would still air paul harvey the way they did when he was alive he was so good…and insightful. and how appropriate he predicted us our future, now, in 1965 with his broadcast, ‘if i were the devil’   and so forth

    • Anonymous

      That is great and I used to listen to Paul Harvey all the time when growing up.  None like him…now or ever will be.

    • Anonymous

      Hard to listen to a con man like Beck, who sucked drug dealers’ dongs to pay for coke back in the day, lecture about character

  • Anonymous

    I am not comfortable with politicians on any level having extra-marital affairs of any kind.  How quickly can a state secret be told to a beautiful bedfellow?  These lovers trysts are in all reality the weakest moments of these legislators’ lives.  If they aren’t in office then it doesn’t affect the rest of us.  We vote for the credibility of the man, because if one guy doesn’t have any credibility, his opponent will summon his own credibility and win the election.

  • Anonymous

    i wish we could get new yorkers to vote Republican! i wish they weren’t so stubborn and would vote republican. people Think they are democrat because we call our selves a democrat nation, but chavez and castro is democrat. We are a Republic- for and by the people. Wake Up New Yorkers, Wake Up American. no one should vote democRat again! they are the deocratsocialists of america.

  • Anonymous

    This person is a LIAR- first and foremost. We know what occupies and pre-occupies his mind and heart.Somewhere, in the depths of my mind, I imagine him actually being elected, by a people of depraved origins, as it not only excuses but in fact endorses fiendish proclivities. However, I also firmly believe that ‘they’ are the minority, in truth. I think we have serious problems here with this administration, as the Supreme Court continues to negate the states’ authority to govern themselves, especially the recent voter is card rulings, while we kNow there has been rampant voter fraud during this ‘ famine of truth’ administration’s run of the races- bringing about what I believe is a minority STEALING govt position, even our most high office. Now we have Muslims flooding the country at record speed! Do we not expect them to ‘rock the vote’ under the names of the deceased too??! Perhaps our Republicans in office have things to hide, so they vote according to a leveraged rule(r)… I mean who better to spy on (NSA-OBAMA) than your worthy opponents? The terrorists are being set free!(escaping, ha)not subdued, yet our supposed noble representatives are hog tied. This IS a strange

  • Anonymous

    time, and may considerate awareness be gifted to those brave enough to see the truth. Let us remember Algiers running mate, I can’t recall his name, but I recall his wife having cancer, while he fathered a child with someone campaigning with him, promoting him, and not once did I hear revulsion of his senses of ‘ Democra-cy’, while he redistributed his affections and physicality from his wife to his fling, yet I watched and listened in disbelief and horror, as our own maligned Gingrich during his campaign- calling him the smartest guy in the room one night- and literally the next saying ” he thinks he is the smartest guy in the room”! I will NEVER forget that! Talk about someone that rEAlly dOesn’t need a teleprompter, and proves his passion for this country by being able to answer just about aNy question on aNy policy….no, we didn’t want THAT! But if those people were having open-heart surgery, I’ll bet they would want the best, most experienced guy, but what they should get is a dentist that reads up on it out of handbook! Do I sound like an anti-dentite??! Sorry if any feelings were hurt

  • Anonymous

    Not Algiers- Algores

  • Anonymous

    Weiner is all that is running and shows the left side.  They are all corrupt and have no other jobs, other than trying to stay in a government office.  That is an easy job, do nothins and get rich off the backs of the hard working people in their state.  If NY elects him they deserve what they get.

  • Sam Fisher

    In a world where everyone thrown out morals and decency out the window will we few ever change the country?

  • Charles Hurst

    To Sapere–very much so your point although I am wary of the religious tone. I say this as a Christian who has seen other Christians take values and attempt to force authoritarian control.

    This is to “marburyvsmadison” wherever you are. You’re obviously well read and those who do not like his comments, well, he has a right to be here too. You commented on my stance against gay marriage and especially adoption with gay couples. I welcome a reply and so should everyone else as marbury is civil as far as I can tell. As I will be.

    You stated that you knew well adjusted children from gay adoptions. I too know two couples who left their spouses, became “gay” both women and kept the children. There are now adults and are emotionally a train wreck. It is simply not the natural order of things–a child should have two parents, a mother and a father. Glenn’s Mormons eventually abolished polygamy (mostly) for the same reason. As would most Americans–but polygamy isn’t an “evolved” topic to chat about in college coffee shops so it isn’t being promoted. Neither would be “swingers” even though, well, science says they have a sexual addiction disease in many cases–that’s the new topic du jour in Hollywood isn’t it? They can’t help it. We take that road and we lead to a metaphorical Sodom and Gomorrah. I’ll assume you have studied the history of Rome. Fallen largely to a growing political corruption as well as loss of tradition. Taking an abnormality as a man marrying a man, not only making it mainstream but insisting it be shoved down our throats in public schools etc etc will only continue to push us down this path.

    Now stay with me because this is not only the issue of gay marriage that I correlate with the next statement–it’s many aspects of moral breakdown that led to this. Newtown, CT. I will not cater to his “mental illness” when he was coherent enough to destroy his hard drive in advance. He was a product of Generation X. We have lost ALL morals with this generation. Rampant divorce is one of them, Roe vs Wade, where a beating heart was decided it is not life. And let’s face it–that decision of “it’s her body” was a reaction to angry feminists who were enraged we dare say that genetically women become mothers. And the ho hum of men who now had an easy out instead of raising the child like they should have. I believe men are more guilty of this atrocious ruling.

    But you put that together, all of it, the gay marriage being just one aspect and the result–a mentally altered mindset that one day starts shooting children. What backs me on this hypothesis? The fact that events like this never happened when I was growing up. Not even comprehended. I always state I don’t have to prove my point–Generation Y is proving it for me. Seven year olds in Oakland that begin to have oral sex when the teacher leaves the classroom. In my day that meant we had a chance to talk to your buddy. Look at us now.

    As far as the Progressive, yes I am well versed with the Progressive of the past. One was Jack London–my favorite author and an avid Communist. And I concede I see his point back then. Capitalism without rules is immoral–no matter what Rush says. And we fixed it with the blood of 1928 that led to minimum wage. And now we are regressing back to an immoral global capitalism that is looking to reawaken the early 1900s –for all of us. I am well aware the Progressive’s work back then with meat inspection and civil rights–and many times they were right in their motives. Now however we have shifted–to a more Marxist attitude of entitlement. By trade I was a health care provider long before I was a writer–I saw it everyday. The Progressive is not the Progressive of old–and there were many of old that were Marxists–I’ll let Glenn and his impeccable research name them. And there are also many Republicans that hold to the same tyrannic notions. I daresay in the Congress all of them are corrupt as well as Obama and Bush.

    So yes I believe in natural laws that are largely rooted in common sense. One man does not pay for another. A family is a man, a woman and children. All colors and creeds are equal. And no color or creed is entitled over anyone else regardless of past wrongs as all of us could claim the same at one time or another. We break from these tenets we engage in “anti-reason.” Rome once broke from them. And then Rome fell.

    Charles Hurst, Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon.           

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