It has only gotten worse for Weiner since then.
“In light of new revelations that Anthony Weiner continued to engage in lewd online behavior after he resigned from Congress two years ago, Weiner now trails Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor,” read a NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released on Thursday. His campaign manager, Danny Keden, abruptly resigned the next day.
On Friday, but on the opposite coast, San Diego mayor Bob Filner announced he was entering a behavior counseling clinic to undergo two weeks of intensive therapy.
“What was perhaps most striking about Mr. Filner’s statement, which lasted less than three minutes, was that he did not mention the idea of resigning,” reported New York Times reporters Adam Nagourney and Ian Lovett. “His news conference came the day after four more women publicly accused the mayor of sexual harassment, in interviews on KPBS News, and when the San Diego County Democratic Party voted for him to step aside. In all, seven women have publicly accused the mayor of sexual harassment.”
On July 7, Elliot “Client 9” Spitzer announced his candidacy of New York City comptroller. Do these people have no shame? I guess if I’ve learned anything, Americans love a comeback story.
Rob Burgess, Tribune night editor, may be reached by calling 765-454-8577, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at twitter.com/robaburg.