Real Housewives Move Over
We forget that Anthony was a “dick” to his staff when he was in congress. This from an episode where he thought his staff forgot to give him some information:
“His scheduler, John J. Graff, who was in the next room, suddenly heard the congressman yelling at him through the wall. Then, Mr. Graff recalled, Mr. Weiner started pounding his fists on his desk, kicked a chair and unleashed a string of expletives.” (NYT)
Once an asshole, always an asshole. Who should be surprised that this spoiled brat acts as if the rules do not apply?
Now, as his mayoral campaign sinks faster than the bow section of the Titanic, the story is overtaken by the “women in his life.”
The Porn Star Wanna Be
Sydney Leathers, corn-fed digital honey pot and tell-all. Ms. Leathers, hot on the heels of her appearance on the Howard Stern show where she opined on Weiner’s masturbatory habits and fitness for mayor, is open to the idea of an adult film recreating their torrid virtual affair.
The “Slut Bag”
Those are Barbara Morgan’s words, not mine; more on her in a moment. ”Slut Bag’s” real name: Olivia Nuzzi, gorgeous and apparently opportunistic and very short-term summer intern who verbally downloaded her experience with the Weinster campaign to the Daily News. According to Ms. Nuzzi, Anthony called her and another intern “Monica” a Clintonian-Zeitgeist moment if ever there was one. Olivia sadly divulges that interns were there because of Huma. More on her, later, too.
The Press Secretary
Barbara Morgan, Weiner’s aide, was the former press secretary of the Department of Education in New Jersey which may partially explain her vivid vocabulary as in, “F–k you, you little c–t.” She was reacting to Olivia’s moment of fame in the NY Daily News in a less than positive fashion. But all-in-all, I like Barbara’s straightforward approach. It is a shame she is apologizing for calling a … well, you get the idea.
Huma Abedin, uber-woman, Hillary Clinton confidante and humiliated but apparently forgiving spouse. Huma is a puzzling wild card: so smart and savvy but willing to put up with such a whack job for a husband. She is a tragic figure both personally and publically as women may see her as an example of how to react to such behavior.
Using or Used?
With one possible exception, Weiner and his women seem to be variously intent on using one another for their individual gain which has a leveling effect even if it is not especially pretty to behold.
To end where we began, one can only imagine that all of those Washington Weiner veterans must be rolling their eyes, as if to say, “I told you so.”
Sources: NYDN, NYT