Commentary: NY Getting Bitten by Weiner
I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly
to my wife, Huma. (Anthony Weiner, 2011)
What a difference a few years makes, right?
I love New York. I live in L.A., but I love New York. There is so much good that this city is known for. They have survived Rudy G and his sexual escapades, they have thrived despite
Spitzer and 9/11. I don't need to go over that again.
Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner reminds me of an old George C. Scott movie called the "Flim Flam Man" (1967), where Scott
really kicks ass doing all sorts of cons. You get the idea.
What is Weiner's con?
he has no chance to win, yet he stays in and drags his poor wife Huma down.
Huma Abedin is Hillary Clintons TOP aide. Hillary will run for president in 2016 most likely and
Abedin will be there with her. Anthony Weiner will not. The longer he goes on with this, the less likely his marriage is to survive the next few years.
This man has sexual addiction
issues. It doesn't really sound like he is addressing THOSE issues and I don't see how Hillary Clinton would allow him anywhere NEAR the White House having gone through HER 1996-2000 debacle with her husband former President Bill Clinton.
Weiner is dragging Abedin through a muddy, media-driven campaign of HIS making. He has done NOTHING to help his cause. He keeps trying to turn it around saying that this will make him "A better Mayor."
Every day Weiner stays in the race, openly gay female candidate Christine Quinn looks MORE like the next mayor. She says and does everything right and the polls reflect
The ONLY thing standing in Quinn's way are (of all things) Democratic women. She is NOT polling well with them. Enter Bill Thompson, who will likely finish second
to Quinn and force a run-off. So don't make her NY 's next mayor quite yet.
Let's get back to Weiner. What does
he have to gain sticking around? Maybe a lobbying job, down the road? I really don't see him holding political office.
Looks like he just needs to feel relevant,
but to do it while making his wife look this bad is quite a price to pay.
I would say "Shame on you Anthony Weiner," but he would probably embrace that.