Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This is what we talk about when we talk about Anthony Weiner

Oh, dear, it's come to this.  Talking about Anthony Weiner is everyone's guilty pleasure and chance to relive their junior high years, when we were all obsessed with making stupid sex jokes.

The latest in the saga is the tale of a former intern's Daily News post about why people signed with Weiner in the first place.  Apparently at least some of them told her it so they could be clsoe to his wife, Huma Abedin. No, get your mind out of the gutter, Sir. They really wanted to be close to Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (with a lot of steps and assumptions in between), and since Abedin resides in Clinton's inner circle, they saw an internship with hubby Weiner as the route. 

That was Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon, Weiner's (sadly female) Communications Director went off the rails, and called the former intern a "slutbag" and other anti-woman names, to a reporter, who did what reporter's do - reported the tirade.

The former intern took it all in stride, amending her own Twitter account accordingly, no doubt looking forward to more press and hopefully more lucrative jobs. (She also revealed that the pay wasn't that great either.) Poor Anthony. He can now say "I ran for Mayor of New York and all I got was this lousy name calling."

The Communicator in Chief apologized for her poor choice of words, as all Weiner Watchers wait to see if she is spurned by the never to be Mayor of New York for her less than helpful actions. Now that Weiner's manager and several interns have flown the coop, will Abedin be far behind? She could always write a guest post for the Campaign Slut.

Instead she's taking an "extended leave" from her post with Hillary. Don't do it Huma. Take a leave from that lousy weinerizing husband of yours.

Seriously, speaking of Abedin, have you any doubt that had any woman (let alone a Congresswoman) got outed even once flashing her privates across the Twittersphere, she would have been laughed out of any race she even considered entering, not to mention divorced, disgraced and totally humiliated? She'd probably have to become a nun and moved to a remote undisclosed location to ever live down the shame.