Anthony Weiner: Alec Baldwin Defends Congressman as 'Modern Human Being'

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The "30 Rock" star writes that "Weinergate" is a product of technology and the Rep.'s busy schedule.

Alec Baldwin, possible future politician, is weighing in on Congressman Anthony Weiner's "Weinergate" scandal.

In an editorial on The Huffington Post Thursday, the 30 Rock star says he's sad for Weiner, "his family, his district and his colleagues," and that the Rep. is essentially a product of technology.

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Writing that the days of creating connections through human interaction has past, Baldwin writes, "A modern cell phone, loaded with contacts of willing fellow players, has a table with a red checkered table cloth ready for you at virtually any time.

"We tell ourselves that these devices help us communicate more effectively. What they actually do is allow us to bypass the person lying right next to us, across the room from us or at an airport heading home to us, in order to meet our immediate, even inconvenient, needs.

"Weiner is a modern human being. So he ensnared himself in things that modern humans do," i.e., engage in "sexting."

Baldwin also says that busy men like Weiner often find affirmation in their ability to attract potential loves. "For high functioning men like Weiner and other officials who have lived through such scandals, who are constantly on the go, that leaves one tried and true source of a reliable high. The affirmation that comes when someone lets you know they want to sleep with you. Or even cyber-sleep with you."