Open thread on Anthony Weiner’s latest nonsense until I can digest it and write something up.
UPDATE: The key to this, I think, is a) the timing and b) the lies he told about the dramatic time when he suddenly decided to change.
UPDATE x2: Borowitz report:
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner stirred controversy today by continuing to send dirty texts throughout a press conference devoted to apologizing for his behavior.
Mr. Weiner was halfway through his apology when reporters noticed him remove a phone from his pocket and aim its camera lens unmistakably in the direction of his pants.
More at the link.
I am watching the press conference now. If we are to believe these freaks, it appears Huma Abedin helped her husband deceive the public about this, both in People and in the New York Times.
It’s not between the two of them if a) he’s running for mayor and b) she helped him deceive everyone about it.
Disgusting. I don’t feel sorry for her one bit at this point.
UPDATE x3: Allahpundit says it well:
Chris Matthews made a (rare) good point on MSNBC: This was, in a way, Huma’s introduction to the public. I follow politics regularly and I don’t think I’ve ever heard her speak before. He was content to keep her in the background until he needed a human shield against the latest round of sexting revelations. And to top it all off, she didn’t seem particularly perturbed by the circumstances either. She flashed a big bright smile when they walked out together and seemed perfectly relaxed throughout, just like Carlos Danger himself did. The media naturally finds her brave and dignified; I think the two of them together put on one of the creepiest shows of careerism since whenever Charlie Crist’s last presser was. I’d vote against him for that reason — not because he’s “flawed” but because we need fewer people in office whose political ambitions have left them literally shameless. Creepy, all the way through.
Again: she helped her husband lie to the public about this, by portraying him as being genuinely remorseful once he was caught.
No matter how much he tries to downplay this in his little sing-song -this-is-no-big-deal voice, he has not only further besmirched his own reputation but given her a platform to destroy hers. Just utterly repugnant, both of them.