Former Senator Euphuism has struck again…
Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal Tuesday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-by-side with his wife to say he won’t drop out of the race for mayor of New York.
“This is entirely behind me,” Weiner said at an evening news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted X-rated text messages and a crotch shot that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman after he left office.
Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages and acknowledged the activity took place as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House in disgrace for the same sort of behavior with at least a half-dozen women.
But with his wife, Huma Abedin, smiling shyly an arm’s length away from him, he said: “I want to bring my vision to the people of the city of New York. I hope they are willing to still continue to give me a second chance.”
Weiner then turned the microphone over to his wife, who did not appear with him at the June 2011 news conference when he stepped down from Congress over a scandal that began with a Twitter photo of his bulging underpants.
This time, Abedin reaffirmed her support for her husband and said the sexting matter is “between us.”
1. I’ve said this before and I will say this again, unless a penis is being inserted into a orifice, it’s not really a sex scandal.
2. I would like to remind everyone that while Sexual Fidelity is a fine and noble personal trait, it does not necessarily translate into effective public policy. Bill Clinton was a total horndog and he did a decent enough job running things.
And to the best of my knowledge, nobody ever accused George W. Bush or Dick Cheney of going on mad pussy hunts. And what did that fucking buy us?
I don’t care who a politician is fucking, as long as it’s not me.
In spite of those two points, my issue with Weiner continuing his campaign is this.
The man gets caught sending lewd photos to women other than his wife and it results in him leaving the Senate, having several (I’m assuming.) awkward conversations with the Mrs. and gaining a bright red ass from being run through the giant spanking machine that is the Modern American Media.
He went through all that...and he kept up with the sexting!!
You know, if you present a mouse with the choice between a piece of cheese and a bolt with an electrical current running through it and he choose the bolt, he realizes his mistake and goes for the cheese. He doesn’t try to hump the bolt.
Anthony Weiner’s problem isn’t his penis. His problem is that he doesn’t learn from his mistakes.
They say the trick to being married isn’t finding someone who perfect but who’s faults you can live with.
New York, if you can handle having a mayor who airs out his junk every six months, fine, vote for him.
Just don’t expect to see a lot of photos of other Mayors shaking his hand.