Saturday, June 11, 2011

Weiner Outdoes Himself

If you ask me, Weinergate has always been less about Anthony Weiner’s being an immoral cad than about his being a pathetic schmuck. A sexually desperate middle-aged congressman sexting?  To each his own. A sexually desperate middle-aged congressman who can’t figure out that he ought to be humiliated for getting caught sexting? Contemptible. Yet if Weiner doesn’t mind being held in general contempt, and his constituents are willing to reelect him, who am I to tell him whether he should resign?

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.

“‘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."
I hope my wife doesn’t find out that you can get professional treatment that will make you into a better husband.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's so gross. Does any woman in America think a picture of Weiner grabbing his crotch is sexy?