Anthony Weiner resigned today.
Weiner has proven something about a web of lies. He, who weaves the web, is subject to the entanglements inherent therein. Too bad for that, but... Reporters these days are expert at the chase down. Like hounds on a hare, the investigators will relentlessly hunt a prey to exhaustion and to the kill.
Weiner, a modern man of text and sext, enjoyed the repartee offered by personal and intimate interludes of Internet debauchery. The beauty inherent in modern flirtation is the essential no harm no foul nature of the virtual tryst. The bright line of computer indelicacy is at best imprecise. In more concrete terms, the lack of fluid exchanges fails to glue the deal. And for Mr. Weiner, no fluid meant no foul.
It is of interest that the New Yorker was brought down by a mis-stroke. Wanting to send a yfrog snap of his snapper at attention to Gennette Cordova, a student in Washington state, the pointy fingered bastion of liberality sent the data pack public instead of private. Public it went to her and some other 40,000 Twitter followers. Upon reflection, what must have gone through the ex-Congressman's mind once the deed was done? Did he recognize his mistake immediately? Egads, once information hits the virtual world, it's baked in.
And then the real mistakes began. Rather than fess up, admit it, express sorrow and beg forgiveness, Weiner lied. And lied. And lied some more. If you want to get a reporter to move, lie to him or her. Like that hound on the hare, a reporter will fore go sleep to hunt down a deceiving mark. Poor Weiner. Damage control was not his forte.
Account hacked, ha! Hire a private firm to investigate, ha. Didn't know if the crotch shot was him, ha. Lies and lies and lies.
Wherein are Mr. Weiner's failings? Hmmm.
- He is stupid
- He is a perverted man
- He cheated on his wife Huma
- He is a liar
- He is not an apologizer
- He is an egoist of the first order
- He stalked the women with whom he tweeted (and e-mailed)
- He disappointed his constituents
- He resigned prematurely
- He deceived Huma
- He had virtual sexual relations
- He committed sins
- He wears lousy underwear
- He picked out unsightly women to tweet with*
Although some liberal supporters begged the Don Knotts-like Weiner to tough it out, he chose to throw in the towel. Some say that the ex-ice hockey player waited for his wife, Huma Abedin, to return home from Africa before exiting his office. Maybe. Noteworthy was the fact that she was not there, at the presser, at her man's side, when he ate crow and pigeon and finch. She is no Anne Sinclair. She is no Hillary Clinton. She is Huma. Pregnant Huma at that...
So now what. BH Obama, a vilifier of Weiner just two days ago, will say in a Good Morning America segment to air tomorrow. (Why is the President on schlock TV?)
"Obviously, it's been a tough incident for him, but I'm confident that they'll refocus and he'll refocus, and they'll end up being able to bounce back."Ha, bounce back. Mr. Obama is quite the lingual gymnast. In reality, Weiner is ruined. But reality can be skewed. Elliot Spitzer, the whore hiring ex-governor of New York, now has a talk show on CNN. Perhaps then there is hope...
Well, it's done for now. The odds of a Huma dump have risen to 70%. Most would agree with Abedin's hard hearted stance, but what happened to forgiveness, heh-heh. Anthony Weiner resigned today. He lost his support, even that of Huma. Only time will tell. Only time...
E cosi va...
June 19, 2011
ABC has reported that Mr. Weiner and Ms Abedin were spotted shopping in a Long Island supermarket. The rhythmic Weiner was singling along with a canned in doo wop tune, while the gravid Huma was described as all smiles. She was not upset... http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/slideshow/Huma-Abedin-anthony-weiner-shopping-8202462
|Blurry, but it's Anthony and Huma|
*Some of Weiner's virtual contacts: