Who, other than the man himself, worked to expose Anthony Weiner?
Before Tuesday’s announcement that Huma Abedin had finally come to her senses and was disposing of her sicko husband, the New York Post ran yet another piece about Weiner, showing him up to his old tricks.
In 2015, according to the story, the former Congressman and supposedly reformed sexter began exchanging suggestive and lewd texts with a buxom babe, sending crotch shots displaying his horniness as well as X-rated emojis. That is, in 2015, two years after he had to drop out of his mayoral run because had been caught out…again. Four years after resigning from Congress in the wake of the first revelations about his seamy sexting. The man simply cannot control himself.
But I digress. Now, back to the question of who “outed” Weiner -- my bet is on Hillary Clinton or a surrogate. Not Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife and one of Clinton’s top aides who was clearly suffering Stockholm Syndrome and was unable to break loose of her idiot husband. But Hillary and others on her team surely recognized how dangerous Weiner could be if Mrs. Clinton were to become president. After all, the Clintons know about Bimbo eruptions.
Hillary and others on her team surely recognized how dangerous Weiner could be if Mrs. Clinton were to become president. After all, the Clintons know about Bimbo eruptions.
Having one of her top aides – someone Vogue described as “the engine at the center of Clinton’s well-run machine” -- attached to a serial sexter was crazy risky, even if Huma was in denial.
At any moment, just as Hillary was trying to sock U.S. businesses with higher taxes, for instance, or explain why she had pivoted again on the TPP, Weiner might have popped out and grabbed the headlines. Not acceptable; that’s Bill’s turf. Having not one but two horny sexaholics lurking around the White House would tax anyone’s patience.
A couple of weeks ago, Weiner scored a full-page interview in the Sunday New York Times Magazine – quite an accomplishment for a disgraced pol now functioning as a stay-at-home dad. The interview itself reveals that Weiner is utterly detached from reality. He talks about how he has become “a little bit of an elder statesman”, with candidates often coming to him for advice . Really? Someone thinks Weiner has good political instincts – this guy who invited a camera crew to follow him around while he was still up to no good? He even smirks that he enjoys his new role as pundit, boasting that “I’m pretty good at this stuff.”
Soon thereafter I caught him on NPR, engaging in a panel discussion about…something. I didn’t tune in to his message; I was too outraged that Weiner had wormed his way into my living room.
Clearly, there was yet another attempt at rehabilitation afoot. That must have freaked out the Hillary battalion. It’s one thing to have the dog licking his paws or whatever in the dog house; it’s quite another to let him out on an extendo-leash.
It is odd that the woman engaged in Weiner’s latest sexting bout has not been identified. All we know about her is that she’s presumably married, and is, according to the Post “a self-avowed supporter of Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association who’s used twitter to bash both President Obama and Clinton.” How convenient; the immoral hussy coming onto Weiner and busting up his marriage is a Trump fan who opposes gun control. Natch.
Huma Abedin seems a smart young woman, though it took her a while to grasp that a reformed creep is still a creep. I wonder how long it will take her to figure out that Hillary engineered the collapse of her marriage. Not much of a marriage, to be sure, but a husband whom she relied on, she has said, to take care of their son.
I may be wrong, but roasting Weiner as we come down the campaign’s home stretch – and during a week when many Americans are on summer vacation – seems just too convenient to have been accidental.
Huma knows better than most that where the Clintons are concerned, there are no accidents; there is only politics.