The one thing that would never have occurred to me, however, is that Weiner had it in him to make himself more contemptible. This statement from Team Weiner shows how lacking I am in imagination (my emphasis):
“A spokeswoman for Mr. Weiner said he would request a leave of absence from the House and seek treatment, but provided no further details.I hope my wife doesn’t find out that you can get professional treatment that will make you into a better husband.
“‘Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,’ said the spokeswoman, Risa Heller. “In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well."