After Anthony Weiner got busted for sexting again, and can we all agree that it is time for him to go away?
Video of Anthony Weiner’s press conference:
Weiner said, “I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me.”
How far behind is the real question? The behavior that was revealed today supposedly occurred last year. We are supposed to believe that being forced to resign from Congress wasn’t enough to stop Weiner, but he is all better now.
This doesn’t make any sense. The reality is that Anthony Weiner needs to leave the stage. He has always had more ambition than accomplishment, and his ego is keeping him in the NYC Democratic mayoral primary. Weiner’s story line of remorse and redemption leading to a second chance has been blown to bits. Behind all the redemption PR, the old Anthony Weiner is still doing his thing.
The gossip website The Dirty called Weiner a sexual predator, which makes for a sensational headline, but the reality is that Anthony Weiner is still engaging in the kind of behavior that people who want to be in Congress or the mayor of New York should not be doing. (The argument can be made that no married person should be doing what Weiner has done, but his marriage isn’t any of our business.)
The carnival, the weird sexual sideshow, it all has to stop. I am sick of talking about Anthony Weiner’s inability to keep it in his pants and off of the Internet. No more sexting, no more penis pics, no more running for office. Weiner says he is staying in the mayoral race, but he shouldn’t.
Go home. Be a father, try to be a better husband, but please Antony Weiner just go away.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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