Anthony Weiner: Do text, do tell

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WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 — Anthony Weiner’s claim “I did not have text with that woman” reeks of Slick Willie Clinton and his trysts with Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers and others. In another weird Weiner-Clinton parallel, Wiener’s wife, Mrs. Carlos Danger, dressed in the same outfit Hillary wore when Bill Clinton was campaigning post Gennifer Flowers.

It turns out that Weiner can give up his seat as Congressman but not the seat of the pants he flies by. Even after facing the scarlet letter of scandal and shame that cost him the first-round of his political career, he still sent revealing sexual pictures to women less than half his age. Why? Credibility is everything to a politician so what is the point of risking it all over sexual fantasy?

While Weiner did not fall out of an ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, he is no George Clooney. His political position and power may have finally given him an outlet to pretty young women who eluded him since his pre-pubescent years. He may have the Sally Field syndrome as he texts, “You like me! You really like me!”

The reason for his deplorable actions is probably a combination of insecurity, opportunity and a host of other far reaching issues, causing Weiner to throw dirt on his career, comeback, new-ish wife and child-to-be.

Why would women still vote for someone they likely would label disgusting — and immature — with very little personal common sense? Well, it is not their husband so it’s not their problem.

The women in this mess are as wicked weird as Weiner. Those he trusted with his texts could not wait to gleefully expose the man. For Mrs. Danger, the draw of becoming the wife of a Congressman must have been immense, to convince her to put on her Hillary-happy dress and smiley face while wondering which women in the room had seen parts of her husband better left covered.

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Without getting into neuro-transmitters, neuro-modulators, dopamine levels and the like, suffice it to say Weiners urges overcome his good sense. Who needs this type of person as mayor? Anyone who uses such poor judgment as Weiner should not be trusted as the mayor of Munchkinland let alone the Big Apple.

To date, all we really know of Weiner is he prefers boxers to briefs, is cell-phone-savvy, and he has shown unbelieveable lack of judgment, taste, loyalty, commitment, trust, sense of reality, shameful humility and an incredible degree of narcissism.

Forget Mayor. Weiner is displaying all the qualities to run for president.


Paul Mountjoy is a Virginia based writer and a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

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