The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Weiner DEFIANT amid calls to quit New York (NYC) mayoral race” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/25/us-usa-politics-weiner-idUSBRE96M0X320130725).
“Anthony Weiner RESISTED MOUNTING calls to BOW OUT of the New York City mayoral race on Wednesday (July 24, 2013), a day after admitting he had continued the sexually charged ONLINE CHATS that led him to resign from Congress IN DISGRACE two years ago” on JUNE 21, 2011 to be exact (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner). This makes Weiner the latest addition in a long line of “disgraced” POLITICIANS. He could be another addition to BARBARA WALTERS’ “Sex and the Political Wife” which, again, is a VERY DUBIOUS distinction. Also, Weiner “resisted mounting calls for him to bow out” AS EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Weiner, who took the lead in several polls soon after announcing his political comeback in May (2013), said in an e-mail to supporters that he SHOULD HAVE BEEN clearer about how long the behavior HAD PERSISTED, but that he HOPED voters would give him another chance“. DID THIS HAPPEN?
“The New York Times and the New York Daily News both published editorials on Wednesday (July 24, 2013) urging Weiner, a Democrat WHO WAS ONCE a leading liberal voice in Congress, to end his bid to follow Mayor Michael Bloomberg into City Hall”.
“In its leading editorial”, The New York Times wrote: “The SERIALLY EVASIVE Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and PERSONAL COMPULSIONS OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE, AWAY FROM CAMERAS, OFF the Web and OUT OF THE RACE for mayor of New York City”, adding he had “DISQUALIFIED himself” for public service”. This is A DAMNING CRITICISM specifically “serially evasive”.
“Weiner told a news conference on Tuesday (July 23, 2013) he had sent lewd images of himself to women online until at least last summer”.
“The New York Post, known for its outrageous headlines, went with “Meet Carlos DANGER“ – a reference to Weiner’s reported pseudonym in the online chats with a woman he met over the Internet”. This should remind us of SAMI on “Days of Our Lives”, because both Anthony Weiner and Sami “wreck people’s lives” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nincx7BRRT0).
“Weiner insisted he would not drop out. In his e-mail, he said his campaign was about something larger than himself and that he WOULD NOT “leave New Yorkers without a choice“. There are TWO things to note here. First, people aspiring to be public servants certainly SHOULD NOT use Anthony Weiner as a role model now. Secondly, we can refer to something that KOBE BRYANT said about the late great LAKERS’ owner JERRY BUSS: there was something that made Bryant “want to go that extra mile for” Buss and made Bryant “want to believe in” Buss. Well Weiner has given us another reason NOT to “believe in him” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXkehOjNBtE).
“Of the resumption of online activity that had cost him his last job, Weiner said: “It was a terrible mistake that I unfortunately returned to during A ROUGH TIME in our marriage“. ANTHONY WEINER was responsible for this “rough time” making this the latest example of a “Difficult Person” BLAMING & CRITICIZING others for THEIR OWN faults/mistakes (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk).
“UNTIL THE LATEST REVELATIONS, Weiner was AHEAD in the mayoral race. On Wednesday (July 24, 2013), Quinnipiac University released a poll – conducted before Weiner’s news conference – that found him leading Democratic candidates with 26 percent of the vote. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn followed with 22 percent and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson had 20 percent”. “revelations” are SIGNIFICANT as we’ve seen throughout THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS, starting off with “a WIKILEAKS revelation” that former TUNISIAN dictator ZINE EL ABEDINE BEN ALI led “a LAVISHLY CORRUPT lifestyle” and that his “son-in-law OWNED A TIGER and FLEW IN ICE CREAM FROM OVERSEAS“ (Web-site/URL: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/tunisian-revolts-force-president-flee-tunsisia-protests-twitter-social-network-revolution-12620113).
“Weiner’s latest troubles began on Monday (July 22, 2013) after a gossip website called The Dirty published a series of sexually explicit messages and images an unnamed young woman said she received from Weiner, including pictures of HIS PENIS“. Weiner is “dirty” and SCREWED UP.
“The woman was identified by CNN on Wednesday (July 24, 2013) as Sydney Elaine Leathers, 23, of Evansville, Indiana. CNN interviewed an acquaintance who said she had engaged in A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT TEXT (message) RELATIONSHIP with Weiner”. EVERY accusation against Weiner recently has been of the “sexually explicit” nature.
“In one of the chat’s less (?) explicit exchanges, which took place after the two began communicating in July, 2012, when the woman was 22″, Weiner wrote: “You are A WALKING FANTASY“. This is yet another SEXUALLY EXPLICIT message. In 2012, Weiner was 47 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner), making Weiner the latest ALPHA MALE.
“Buzzfeed, a news and ENTERTAINMENT website, said it had identified a woman in her early 20s from Indiana as the source of the new chats”. We’re emphasizing “entertainment” here because Weiner is the latest politician/civil servant to become a CELEBRITY like TIGER WOODS, PARIS HILTON and LINDSEY LOHAN and that, of course, is a VERY DUBIOUS distinction.
“Nik Richie, the owner of The Dirty, told Reuters in an interview that he could not confirm the woman’s name. But he described her as “STARSTRUCK” and said she GENUINELY BELIEVED (that) she and Weiner were in love”. “starstruck” generally means that this woman became interested in Weiner because of his POWER or MONEY or a combination of these two things. This is the model of POLITICIANS’ adultery all over the world and not just in CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN and THE PHILIPPINES. “THEY WOULD HAVE CONVERSATIONS ALL THE TIME. He (Weiner) was like A LITTLE CHILD. He needed VALIDATION from her all the time. They talked every day, sometimes SEVERAL TIMES A DAY“. This sounds like the description of AN INSECURE TEENAGER or 20-something instead of a powerful politician.
“To many New Yorkers, Abedin, a longtime aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, proved a SYMPATHETIC figure“.
Newsweek editor Tina Brown tweeted: “I say HUMA for mayor. SHE (Abedin) HAS ALL THE QUALITIES (to be a public servant), HE (Weiner) DOESN’T“. BINGO.
“Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp owns the New York Post, called Weiner a “sicko. Should help city by just FADING AWAY“. Again, NO POLITICIAN IS A SAINT.
According to 55-year-old Dottie Lipski, a graphic designer, “I know nobody’s perfect, but I DON’T THINK HE’S (Weiner is) TRUSTWORTHY“. “trust” is the CRITICAL factor, especially for PUBLIC SERVANTS.
According to Racquita McMillon, a 38-year-old merchandise analyst, “It’s TWO SEPARATE things. It DOESN’T have anything to do with his qualifications to be mayor“. Instead, it has everything to do with Anthony Weiner’s CHARACTER, which is FAR MORE serious.
“One of his rivals in the Democratic primary, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who was in fourth place with 15 percent of the vote in the latest Quinnipiac poll, urged Weiner to withdraw. Thompson, who often appears in third place in the polls, said the news was “DEEPLY disturbing“.
In a statement Wednesday (July 24, 2013), “Quinn, Weiner’s nearest rival, stopped short of calling on Weiner to withdraw, but criticized what she described as “a pattern of RECKLESS BEHAVIOR, CONSISTENTLY POOR JUDGMENT and DIFFICULTY WITH THE TRUTH“. These are all things many POLITICIANS struggle with.
Finally, “During Tuesday’s news conference (July 23, 2013), Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, stood at his side, alternately smiling and looking AWKWARDLY away. After apologizing for her nervousness, she read out her own statement saying she had FORGIVEN him“. This brings up the age-old question again: should Abedin have “(stood) by her man?” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTmbgMkYUWE). This may well be an excellent topic for a huge debate for writers and professional debaters, but we only WISH that we could forgive our partners after a HUGE scandal like Weiner’s but unfortunately, NOT many of us could.
So, Weiner is STILL IN the NYC mayoral race even after YET MORE inappropriate sexually explicit activities? He is A DISGRACE and AN EMBARRASSMENT to New York and the United States. His wife should LEAVE HIM and Weiner should CHECK INTO REHAB because we can now say with a fair amount of confidence that Anthony Weiner has SEX ADDICTION.