This is another case for Carlos Danger — and by Carlos Danger. The New York Post writes that mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted today that he had another extended, raunchy online sexual affair with a young woman six months after he resigned from Congress in disgrace.
Yet, Weiner also insists that be dropping out of the race and that his wife, Huma Abedin, is standing by him. Abedin even joined her husband in a hasty scheduled press conference in which she affirmed he will forge ahead with the campaign despite the latest sex scandal.
Weiner insisted that Huma knew all the details of the new revelations and acknowledged that it is “behind” them. “I love him. I have forgiven him. I believe in him,” she said, at times looking uncomfortable and stiff.
But how much further can this story go before even the most steadfest Weiner supporter (and presumably such an animal exists) has had enough? How long before people begin looking quizzically at Abedin and wondering what her problem is? Granted, the couple has a young child together, and one can understand the desire to brave the storm “for the child.” But at what point does Abedin conceded that the man she married is damaged goods — that he needs serious help.
One other question that ordinarily would arise is when Abedin, who is a career woman, might begin reasonably fearing for her job. But when you consider the identity of her employer, you begin to see the humor in that speculation.