Now, if Weiner was an anti-sex politician I could see the outrage. Spitzer deserved what he got - because he spent his career putting sex workers in jail and then got caught using sex workers himself. Politicians who get votes by condemning gays and get caught sucking cock equally deserve what they get.
But, Weiner wasn't one of those dudes. I just googled around and can't find any "family values" issues he's ever made a big deal about. So, I don't see any hypocrisy here.
In fact, what I see is a dude who did everything he could not to cheat on his wife. Tons of female supporters sent him messages saying he was hot. He only responded to the ones who were far from where he lived and worked and that he knew he was unlikely to encounter in real life.
Given that the nature of Washington is such that he was going to be separated from his wife for periods of time we can assume that he was going to masturbate. I'm not sure I see much of a distinction between him masturbating to a Sasha Grey video and him masturbating while talking to random chicks online he'd never meet. He just, essentially, chose interactive amateur porn instead of high production values professional static porn.
I know the knee jerk response is "but he initially lied about it!"
Well, sure. But who the fuck wouldn't lie if questioned on the national news about their masturbation habits?
Is there any sexual person reading this who hasn't flirted with someone other than their partner and then later jacked or jilled off about it? Anyone who hasn't read a hot entry on their friend's list and then tripped the dick or clit fantastic? Guess what? If you commented on one of those salacious entries and had any sort of conversation with the writer you were doing essentially what Weiner was doing.
We need to get some perspective on what qualifies as a sex scandal.
Shoving your dick in a hotel maid's mouth - yes.
Killing Marilyn Monroe after you and your Attorney General brother have double teamed her - yes.
Telling your wife you are hiking in Appalachia when you are really in Argentina with your mistress - yes.
Sucking cock in an airport men's room after voting against gay marriage - yes.
Telling a middle aged blackjack dealer you will never meet in real life that your dick is hard - no.