Nancy Pelosi didn't mince words Thursday when asked about the transgressions of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
"Let me be very clear," the top House Democrat and first female House speaker told reporters on Capitol Hill. "The conduct of some of these people that we are talking about here is reprehensible. It is so disrespectful of women. And what is really stunning about it is they don't even realize it. You know, they don't have a clue."
"And...if they are clueless, get a clue," she continued. "And if they need therapy, do it in private."
That clear message is similar to what The Bee's editorial board said Thursday about Filner, who is accused of sexual harassment, and Weiner, who has admitted "sexting" more than a year after he left Congress in scandal.
So far, however, neither is heeding calls to exit the stage.
Pelosi wasn't asked directly whether she believes Filner should resign, as some prominent Democrats in San Diego have done. Asked whether Weiner should drop out of the mayoral race, she replied, "That is up to the people of New York."