The New York Post reports:
President Obama was willing to put up with a lot of Anthony Weiner’s antics — the bad boy congressman’s sexting with women he never met, tweeting pics of his own penis, and acid tongue.
But the White House finally got fed up when reports emerged that the pol was in contact with an underage girl.
According to a new book, the cold shoulder from the White House was the beginning of the end of Weiner’s career in Congress.
“We were willing to stand by him before, but I don’t see how we can do it any longer,” White House political director Patrick Gaspard is quoted as telling Weiner’s advisers.
With that, Weiner — who thought he could weather the scandal that started when he accidentally tweeted a crotch shot — lost his trademark bravado.
“I just can’t figure out what I should do,” Weiner told advisers.
I never knew until now that these posts were so central to Weiner’s decision to step down. Now that I realize this, a lot of things make sense.
About which, more later.
P.S. The book comes out tomorrow and can be ordered here.