Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman who polls suggest is a leading candidate for mayor of New York, admitted Tuesday that he engaged in a series of sexually explicit communications with a young woman on the Internet.
The behavior allegedly occurred in 2012, more than a year after Weiner was forced to resign from Congress after admitting to similar episodes. But in a news conference that seemed a little like a public therapy session, Weiner stood with his wife, Huma Abedin, and vowed to stay in the race for mayor.
According to a gossip Web site called the Dirty, the Democratic ex-congressman, using the pseudonym “Carlos Danger,” exchanged obscene messages and nude pictures and engaged in phone sex with an unidentified woman, then 22.
Come on man!
While I will be the first to state: He who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones at others. I gotta ask, Weiner's progressive politics aside, is he Carlos-too-Dangerous and reckless to receive the keys to Gracie Mansion, aka, the official house of the mayor of the Big Apple?
Dude is seriously creeping me out!
The man just got busted for sending lewd pics and resigned from congress in disgrace. He gets a major league chance at political redemption. But, for whatever reasons or compulsions, Weiner can not keep it zipped up.
I am not a prude or judgmental. I do not believe in bedroom politics. His business is his business. But in the political realities of the day (right-wing zealots on the come up), is Weiner more liability than asset? As damaged goods, how effective can he govern?
I am sure New Yawkers will have their say.