"He's a pig," said Danielle Cione, 35, a teacher who succinctly summed up the feelings of many of Weiner's former supporters.Given how derelict the media was last week, we wonder if these women even knew about Weiner's lewd string of double-entendres during a presser last week? We doubt it.
"Yuck!" said Rae Sankar, a Kew Gardens Democrat who has voted for Weiner in the past.
"It is so disgusting how he would say and do such things like that to women. It's so disrespectful and gross."
"He didn't come across as sincere at all. I just didn't buy it," said Gladys Staats, 76.The men are also jumping ship.
She's voted for Weiner before -- but said she never will again.
"Those little girls are my daughter's age," said Sean Stephans, 41, who had voted for Weiner repeatedly.Andrea Peyser muses on the absence of Huma Abedin during Weiner's crybaby performance.
"He took full advantage of his powers to another level, like he wouldn't get caught."
It was clear yesterday from her staunch refusal to play along with the sham that is her marriage that Huma, unlike her husband, is in no mood to lie about the state of her union.From John Podhoretz:
Some women accept their husbands' quirky habits. Mine likes to watch football. Weiner gets his jollies sexting with women, including one to whom he wrote he had a "ridiculous bulge in my shorts now. wanna see?"
But being publicly outed as a woman scorned, whether it be online, in the flesh or on the phone, is too much to take.
See ya, lover.
People tell me Weiner is a smart guy. But unless he unconsciously sought to get caught, which I doubt, what he has done over the past week should forever retire the notion that he is anything but a colossal boob of the highest order.Let's go and give the Post the Headline of the Day while we're at it.
Let's be honest. Many elected officials the world over are colossal boobs. But here's the thing: Most colossal boobs in politics tend to comport themselves with a certain surprising modesty.
There's a reason you probably hadn't heard of Reps. Chris Lee and Mark Foley or Sens. Larry Craig and David Vitter before their careers were derailed by sex-related scandals that suggested a comparable degree of idiocy. You hadn't, because they kept a low profile.
Not Weiner. He is as allergic to a low profile as he is, evidently, to boxer shorts.
Being a colossal boob isn't a crime, of course. Nor is being a liar. Nor is being a 46-year-old man who sends suggestive photos to a woman 25 years younger than you -- a crime against elementary decency, of course, but not a violation of statute. (Assuming she was, in fact, the youngest . . .)
He says he's not resigning. We'll see about that, too.
Reaction from the Democrats isn't pretty.
"The only question is how soon he realizes he has to go," a prominent Democratic strategist said. "He's finished. He should have resigned."Weiner claims he never used government resources to send his lurid photos.
Take a victory lap, Andrew Breitbart, as your pathetic enemies snivel like babies. Others, notably the low-rated cable networks talked over Breitbart. How weak is that?
Recognition still proved hard to come by for Mr. Breitbart on Monday. Fox News was the only cable channel to carry extended footage of his remarks at the Weiner press conference. CNN and MSNBC played the video but talked over Mr. Breitbart.These people implied Breitbart was behind the "hack," yet when he comes to defend himself they talk over him.
One huge upside to this whole affair is the fact the most brazenly obnoxious punk in the Congress and his political mentor have been rendered near silent. Give thanks for small favors.
The National Republican Congressional Committee distributed a memo to reporters with a series of quotes from top Democrats in which they gave Mr. Weiner the benefit of the doubt when the scandal first erupted a week ago.Only issued a statement? What, no rush to the cameras, Chuckie?
A spokesman for the committee, Paul Lindsay, said, “It’s time for Democratic leadership to explain why Congressman Weiner’s actions never aroused any suspicion, and why they rushed to his defense while so many Americans were shocked and confused by his bizarre and disturbing behavior.”
In the Senate, Republicans went after Mr. Weiner’s political mentor, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, noting that Mr. Schumer had defended him in the early days of the controversy.
“Given Senator Schumer’s firm defense of Mr. Weiner, we look forward to hearing what the senator has to say now,” said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. “Does Senator Schumer believe no ethics rules were broken?”
Mr. Schumer issued his own statement late Monday saying he was “deeply pained and saddened” by the day’s news.