Did Anthony Weiner Have An Online Relationship With A 17-Year-Old? Why Won’t He Resign?
I really don’t give a shit when politicians cheat on their wives. Cheat away. Who gives a crap? It’s always uncool when anyone cheats, whether you’re a congressman or a stock boy in the grocery store. I almost welcome a public cheating scandal because it knocks some arrogant political egos down a rung, reminding all of us these people aren’t meant to be put on a pedestal—they’re human too.
Knowing all this, it shouldn’t shock you that I’ve enjoyed every minute of the fallout know as Weinergate. From the beginning, Anthony Weiner‘s been a douche about this entire situation. I watched his NY1 interview last week when he swore up and down this was a mistake. He didn’t send that photo of his junk. He was hacked, he couldn’t say with “certitude” that the picture sent was of his penis, blah, blah. His entire story sounded suspicious but I, like many people in the five boroughs, gave him the benefit of the doubt. Anthony thought this would all blow over and that his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, would never have to know the truth. Here’s a recap of the drama.
BigGovernement.com, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart‘s Web site, reported a lewd photo was sent via to one of Weiner’s Twitter followers, a woman named Gennette Cordova, who’s a student at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA outside of Seattle. What was in the photo? A man in grey boxer briefs with a bulging penis.
According to the NYTimes.com, “Mr. Weiner’s spokesman, Dave Arnold, said: ‘We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions should be taken. This was a prank. We are loath to treat it as more, but we are relying on professional advice.’” Why wouldn’t Weiner’s people call the police or the FBI? Why lawyer up, Weiner?
Weiner was interviewed on the steps of the Capitol when a CNN reporter pressed him for more information. He offered a belittling response and then hid like a petulant child. It seems he knew you effed up but couldn’t help but abuse the reporter who refused to eat your bowl of lies.
But the truth prevails. The proverbial shit hit the fan and he FINALLY admitted on Monday to being a sexting, naked photo sending, ding dong of a congressman. He says wife wife knew about his online escapades—but only the ones that happened BEFORE he tied the knot. Speaking of tying the knot, President Bill Clinton officiated Anthony and Huma’s wedding—did you ever hear the one about Clinton and a chick named Lewinsky? Why do seemingly smart, successful men never cease to be so slow?
Anthony thought he could yell “hack” and people would stop talking. But Anthony forgot one thing—no woman wants to be made into a liar. You weren’t expecting Lady #2—Meagan Broussard—to share the correspondence you two’d been carrying on for weeks, including those photos you sent her of you chillin on the couch with your “pussies.”
When Anthony finally offered an apology and explanation, it was too late to be considered sincere. Anthony has actually engaged in inappropriate online relationships with six women. Six. And the story still isn’t over. Turns out Mr. Weiner may be having an online relationship with a 17-year-old. The congressman’s crew was quick to respond to the allegation, telling The Daily News: ”According to Congressman Weiner, his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent,” said Risa Heller, a spokeswoman for Weiner.
I have no doubt Huma will bounce back as smart, jilted wives often do—she does work for Hillary Clinton, after all. But, Weiner’s career future is a mystery. He has a hill to climb. Anthony’s Democratic compadres have abandoned him. Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics reviews. Many of his fellow Dems are calling for his resignation, but this Weiner won’t quit. He’s too stupid to appreciate the public’s intelligence and just smart enough to keep the embers of his burning career from going out. Anthony’s cheating can be forgiven. His endless lies and bullying when he knew he was wrong, cannot. Man up, Anthony. Your time as a congressman has run its course.