Ahh, New York Post. What would we do without quips like these?
“Anthony Weiner’s not shrinking from elected office.”
Do you think they walk around the Post offices and pun all day long? Pun master Jamie Reidy would love it…
But seriously, at what point do we forgive Anthony Weiner and move on? Is there a way to look at him purely as a politician and forget that he lied about having photographed his own junior member and texted it to a woman (or women) in the middle of a scandal so ferocious that he resigned from Congress?
The Post explains:
Since Weinergate, he’s played the quiet role of stay-at-home dad in Queens. His wife, senior Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin, 35, has stayed in her high-powered, globe-trotting post.
Usually dressed down in jeans and a baseball cap, Weiner has been spotted riding the subway in Queens, shopping with his family in SoHo and picking up his wife at the airport with 6-month-old son Jordan in the back seat.
“I still have regrets,” Weiner told WNYC radio last month. “I paid a very high price . . . I feel great regrets for the people I’ve let down.”
Weiner made the media rounds to applaud the US Supreme Court’s health-care decision last month — dipping his toe back into political waters.”
What do you think? At what point do we forget Weiner’s transgressions? How much remorse is enough?
At what point did Weiner’s private life become a matter of national business, anyway?
AP photo/ John Minchillo