They're both captivating, though they offer opposite messages.
Huma Abedin, who chose not to take her husband's last name, delivered her own son last year, while her creepy husband Anthony Weiner repeated the stunt that caused him just a few months earlier to resign from Congress. Vanity Fair called Weiner and Abedin's joint appearance the "most awkward sext-splanatory press conference in human history." Without mentioning what he did, Weiner confessed he'd done it both before and after he resigned, illustrating either that he's a sex addict or can't learn from his own mistakes. Either way, who could vote for someone with that kind of arrogance? He asks for another chance, but wasn't that what he got after the first massive distribution of his nearly-visible sex organ? Then he sends the same type of pix and sexy texts to another 22-year-old he's never met, this time using the skanky nom de plume "Carlos Danger." Again?
We can understand that he's got the world's biggest...ego. But Huma? Doesn't she want to crawl under a rock rather than stand next to the person whose name and trademark body part are one and the same? Yes, she learned how to handle such things, pardon me, from her employer and mentor Hillary Clinton, whose husband's "distinguishing characteristic" is too-well known and whose DNA is displayed on a navy blue dress in the Smithsonian.
That the Weiners believe that Americans can so casually forgive extramarital "just sex" is a
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New parenthood is a lifetime commitment, a dedication to the well being of another. New York politics, well, not so much.
We're drawn to the lurid because it lets us feel superior, but we're drawn even more
powerfully to the hopeful because it reminds us of the One who is truly Superior, and that provides the most long-term reassurance of all.