The long maligned Anthony Weiner has been caught with his pants down again, literally, again. He has been caught sexting and texting inappropriate things to women for the second time. In fact, his behavior continued after he left congress for the same thing, and spans the time when he and his wife had their first child. His wife, Huma Abedin of course has continued to support Weiner in light of these new allegations. Of course she would, they are both politically hungry sharks and you can’t get power while you sit on the couch sending photos of your junk to college coeds. So while he may need to sext to get some affection don’t think his politically motivated wife is going to leave him over any of these allegations. In fact, she seems to think that Weiner’s wiener photos and inappropriate texting to strange women have nothing to do with his ability to be mayor of New York. I’m sorry, you don’t think that his poor decision making has anything to do with his ability to hold public office?
Here is the thing folks, I’m not asking for a politician to be a saint, but I do want someone I can trust in a position of power. I want someone with a strong moral standard, who believes and practices truth and justice. These are the basic attributes that make a good person and help someone through difficult times. When in a position of political power I want someone who is tough enough to resist temptation, as it will invariably come to them during their tenure. I want someone with impulse control who won’t make poor or snap decisions. Anthony Weiner is none of these things. He continues to make bad choices. He cannot control himself and then makes jokes about sending naked photos of himself across the internet to total strangers. Hell, Jerry Springer was outed as the Mayor of Cincinnati for getting with hookers, how is this any different? Weiner says it came at a time where he and the wifey were working through things. I’m sorry working through things does not mean you go out and have an extra-marital affair. And yes the courts have held in at least two different states that message traffic across a digital medium of a sexual nature does constitute an affair in some cases.
I haven’t seen Weiner throw out the “I’m a sex addict” speech yet but maybe that is because he has been keeping up on the literature and now knows that sexual addiction is about as real as unicorns and leprechauns. Yes folks, researchers claim that sexual addition might just be sexual want. The author of the study Nicole Prause, of UCLA said ‘Hypersexuality does not appear to explain brain differences in sexual response any more than just having a high libido.’ So Weiner can’t have a disease, which is the vogue thing to claim right now, but instead just has poor impulse control and the inability to keep it in his pants.
The two biggest papers are saying that enough is enough, which is rare for such liberal rags, and calling for Weiner to pull out. I think he should, he is not fit for political office, he cannot be trusted to make sound judgements. So Weiner, pull out, limp off, and go back to promoting yourself via chat roulette.