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Weiner Admits Sexting 3 Women After Resigning

From the New York Times:

Weiner Admits to More Lewd Exchanges but Denies an Addiction

By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ and MICHAEL BARBARO | July 25, 2013

Anthony D. Weiner’s mayoral campaign entered a dark and chaotic phase [sic] on Thursday as he admitted to having explicit online relationships with at least three women since he left Congress, and the woman at the center of the latest scandal appeared on television, remembering him as a “perpetually horny middle-aged man.”

Did The Times ever talk about Bill Clinton’s "dark and chaotic" phases? Did they ever quote some of the things that Bill’s paramours said about him?

Mr. Weiner, appearing shaken and at times rambling as he faced reporters, revised his previous estimate of the total number of women with whom he had engaged in sexual encounters online to 10, up from 6.

The AP’s headline on this same press conference (below) says: "Weiner: I messaged up to 3 women after resigning." Which is the real news here. But, naturally, The Times doesn’t want to be that harsh.

But in a sign of how difficult the furor over his behavior may be to contain, he made clear he could not say for certain how many women or lewd images might yet surface.

It looks like Weiner’s behavior is harder to contain than the "furor over his behavior."

“There are more than — there are a few,” Mr. Weiner, a Democrat, said with a stammer. “I don’t have a specific number for you.” Later, he tried to explain the sequence of his Internet relationships: “Sometimes they didn’t go consistently. Whatever.” …

Meaning, we guess, that sometimes there was no ‘happy ending.’

“This kind of behavior is very bad,” said Kishore Belani, the owner of a video company in Queens who recently contributed to Mr. Weiner’s campaign. “I don’t think that he deserves another chance.”

“I have children,” Mr. Belani added. “For children, this is not a good politician to learn from.” …

What does Mr. Belani think of Bill Clinton? Who didn’t just talk the talk, he walked the walk with other women.

“To me, he has committed the cardinal sins: those are, lying to the public,” said Richard D. Emery, a civil rights and election lawyer in New York who is supporting Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor. “Lots of politicians do it, but he has done it in a way that reaches new heights of hypocrisy.” …

Really? Wouldn’t Bill Clinton’s perjury (in a sexual harassment case) and his suborning of perjury rank higher?

Ms. Leathers, 23, a Democratic activist who once revered Mr. Weiner for his strident voice on liberal causes, accused him of lying to his wife and to the public about ending his online dalliance.

“I’m disgusted by him,” she told the show. “He’s not who I thought he was.”

Gee, that sounds familiar, too. We’ve heard this from so many of Bill Clinton’s women. Including, Monica Lewinsky.

During the interview, Ms. Leathers was asked whether she told Mr. Weiner that she loved him. “Yes,” she replied. Asked if Mr. Weiner had said he loved her, she replied, “Yes.”

She urged Mr. Weiner to leave the campaign. “Stop lying, stop embarrassing his wife and get help,” she said…

Which is better advice than Monica Lewinsky ever gave ‘the big creep.’

Meanwhile, we have this from the Associated Press:

Weiner: I messaged up to 3 women after resigning

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ | July 25, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner said Thursday that he’d traded racy [sic] messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. But as he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the new disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects and the House’s top Democrat excoriated him.

Or as one New York Post headline put it: "His poll goes soft: Weiner down to 16% after new sext shame."

Facing a third day of renewed queries and criticism of his conduct as he continued campaigning, the married Democrat also said he supposed he’d had sexually charged exchanges with a total of six to 10 women; he’d previously capped that number at six…

When reporters attempted to pin down the evasive Weiner as to the number of women with whom he had exchanged illicit messages, he delivered a rambling response before settling on "six to 10, I suppose." His campaign later clarified that of that total, Weiner corresponded with three of them after leaving office…

Weiner said he was still "working with people" to get help dealing with his penchant for X-rated online flirting, but he disputed that it’s an addiction.

"I don’t believe that it is. The people that I am working with don’t believe that it is," he told reporters…

After all, he can stop any time he wants to.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, July 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Weiner Admits Sexting 3 Women After Resigning”

  1. mr_bill

    It takes a special kind of cretin to make Elliott Spitzer-Swallows look like a halfway decent person.

  2. I want to know what horrors and mental anguish Huma was visiting upon him to make him seek solace in a smartphone’s camera’s viewfinder and SEND function.

    Or .. was it just simply proximity to the Hildabeast? Which apparently drove Bill Clinton into a mad frenzy of dark and chaotic periods of acting out. Not global events, not wars and rumors of wars, not daily threats to our national security but the Hildabeast’s mere presence caused him to act out.

    Is that Anthony’s problem? He, like Icarus, got too close?


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