Seriously, that is about all one can say as the latest Anthony Weiner sexting indiscretions come to light.
Oy, and a shake of the head.
When his penchant for naked selfies and flirtations via text first came to light in 2011, the fallout was exactly what one would expect from a purient, uptight country such as ours. Calls for his head from all corners (especially the Right, since NOTHING like this EVER happens on that side of the aisle ... *Foley* cough *Sanford* cough cough *Vitter*), condemnation, ridicule, sympathy for his wife.
And he did what all panicky ratshits do when cornered - he lied. Lied some more. Lied about his lies, until lying was all he had left to offer and he had to face the truth as his own texts and pictures came out to haunt him.
Less than a month later (after seeking "treatment"), he resigns from Congress.
His wife, Huma Abedin - then newly pregnant - stands by his side and they "work through" their problems.
Pause: This is just my take, but there would be no standing by his side, except in a divorce court. Knowing he carried on this way with at least 6 women? Um, no. The only things we would be working through would be the dissolution of assets. What he did is cheating. It matters not that it stayed in cyberspace, it is still cheating. If you so desperately need the attention of other women, so much so that you have to send pictures of your junk to them? Well, that's fine. But get the hell out of my life first. (And a note to guys everywhere - that really is what your dick looks like - JUNK. Not even Annie Leibovitz can make it look like more than what it is - an odd compilation of fleshy bits and pieces that we have to be in the mood to consider truly desirable.)
But, back to Oscar Meyer...
The scandal quieted down as scandals do, replaced with other world events, other tales of indiscretion. Purient though we may be, we have a very short attention span.
Fast forward to May of this year. The Weiner pops up. He has decided that New Yorkers need him as their new mayor and throws his hat into the cockring. Fine. Whatever. Let him run. It will be up to New Yorkers as to what they will forgive, how they will weigh his dalliances against his political abilities to lead.
Things seemed to be going well.
Until ... insert Jaws music and picture of a dick rising up through the water...
Yes, that's right. Getting caught, seeking treatment, being forgiven by his wife, and now running for office was not enough to scare this asshat into behaving properly. He apparently learned nothing from 2011, except how to set up new email accounts and change his online moniker to Carlos Danger.
Talk amongst yourselves while I laugh my ass off. Carlos Danger. Seriously? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Sydney Leathers (a name almost as good as his), a 23 year old from Indiana came forward to excitedly tell the world that she was "manipulated" by Weiner as they began and enjoyed an online love affair of sorts.
Sorry, Syd, but you, your rush to the cameras, and your pouty overglossed bottom lip scream attention seeking famewhore. You knew who he was the entire time. You are not a child, but a grown woman. You are not a victim.
"Obviously I felt like he's saying one thing to me, another thing to his wife, saying another thing on the campaign trail. I don't know who the real Anthony Weiner is, I guess."
Cry me a river, sweetheart. Then get down off your cross and use the wood to build a bridge to get over it.
Look, Weiner is a dickhead. Period. A not very attractive man child who obviously needs his ego stroked constantly as he strokes his...you know. That he now admits there are others out there who may come forward - all from his activities post FIRST scandal?
He needs to drop out of the mayoral race. He just does.
Anyone who shows this little personal growth, who is so indiscreet, so willing to throw all caution to the wind for personal satisfaction, so STUPID - does not exactly engender the public trust.
Yes, one can argue that this is all between he and Huma, and yes, the lion's share of the splooge fallout is heaped directly on their marriage, but anyone running for office is asking for the public to trust them. And it is obvious he cannot even be trusted to keep his underwear up.
What Huma does is up to her. Personally, I cannot understand a woman being this callously humiliated by her husband and staying, but hey, women - even in the spotlight - do stupid things every day. (Bill would have found his shit on the White House lawn had I been Hillary.)
A note to the potential women still waiting to line up their Inside Edition interviews and allow that single victimy tear to fall artfully down their I-want-my-15-minutes cheek? STFU. You are just as stupid, self indulgent, and pathetic as the wilted Weiner you engaged with online.
No one feels sorry for you or him. You both made your bun, now lie in it.