Don't count Carlos Danger out of the New York mayoral race just yet. He's still a contender.
That's Anthony Weiner, for anyone who slept through the news that more X-rated photos and text messages apparently sent (under that nom de plume) by Weiner to a 22-year-old woman have surfaced.
The raunchy messages were reportedly sent via the social media website Formspring in August 2012, nearly a year after Weiner resigned from Congress after his first sex scandal. But this time around, Weiner is smarter. Instead of denials, Weiner has admitted communicating with the young woman and asked for forgiveness, again.
"I want to bring my vision to the people of the city of New York. I hope they are willing to still continue to give me a second chance," Weiner said in his news conference Tuesday with his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary Clinton adviser, standing by his side.
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It was just presented on CNN in the past hour how women are starting to come forward publicly about the figures they're sleeping with. They're coming forward and exposing these cheating husbands for what they are and ruining their careers in the process. And isn't it about time? If these moral losers can't follow the oaths they took to their wives, they don't deserve to be trusted to follow the oaths they took to us.
"Isn't it time to call the spectacle of the suffering political wife, standing by her man in the media glare as he admits to his latest sexual offense against her, what it really is: spousal abuse?"
Yes Lisa Bloom, I think you're right. Is it a new and long-overdue trend that women are going to start coming forward publicly to call out the cheaters for what they are? Are wives going to have the dignity ala Elizabeth Edwards not to stand next to the scum with a forced smile on their faces as if to say: "I can't trust him for what he says but what do I care whether any of you can?" Society makes its own moral rules to a great extent, and is this only the beginning in crafting the new normal in ours? In a world seemingly so bereft of moral justice, it's so refreshing to see examples of it particularly when they're voluntary like this.
I'll let Lisa close the show: "Here's the simple rule for male politicians: If you had your fun without her, man up and face the press corps without her. Ironically, each of these men calls himself a feminist. Respect for women begins at home, fellas."
I couldn't agree more There's nothing much better than a strong woman like this to speak to power like it deserves to be spoken to. Okay I'm done fawning now.
Edited by Yamato, 25 July 2013 - 04:58 AM.