As prominent Democrats (including House Leader Nancy Pelosi) press for Representative Anthony Weiner’s resignation, questions remain over what Weiner’s  possible departure will mean for progressive politics in Washington. Why is it that in an increasingly sex-obsessed media environment, some politicians are able to survive political scandals while others quickly leave office?

In a new Bloggingheads segment, Dana Goldstein and Amanda Marcotte continue their debate that started last week on about Weinergate and discuss the disgraced Congressman’s future and, more than a decade after Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the role of the sex scandal in American politics. 

—Kevin Donohoe