Damien on… Anthony Weiner
Okay, this is hardly TOPICAL – but I’ve been doing a SLOW BURN on this one.
After a rocky political career, MARRIED Anthony Weiner “sexted” pictures of his gentleman-sausage to a number of women.
The scandal broke, his wife stood beside him (why do they always DO that?) – and that SHOULD have been that.
But no. Two years on, he decides to run for MAYOR OF NEW YORK!!
WHAT PART OF HIS TINY MIND COULD POSSIBLY HAVE IMAGINED THIS WAS ANYTHING LIKE OKAY?
Had he done anything like that in my day, far from just quitting politics, he would have had to quit ANY public career (except possibly the “adult movie” industry) – and indeed, “decent society” in general.
As for today; had a French version of him run for Mayor of Paris, even the French – who are notoriously FORGIVING of politicians’ sexual indiscretions – would have said “NON!”
Every night, during his campaign, ALL the late night chat-shows’ monologues featured him as their main story – with a name like Weiner, he was tailor-made.
In fact, in my day, he would have had to change that NAME in order to have run for ANYTHING.
This could ONLY have happened in America – although to be fair to them, less than 5% of New York’s votors actually VOTED for him.
And I’m sure they were LAUGHING as they did so…