Anthony Weiner entered public service shortly after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in political science. He was a staffer to then-Congressmen Chuck Schumer. When Schumer ran for the Senate in 1998, Weiner ran for his seat in the House and won. He is known for working long hours and requiring his staff to do the same (with mixed responses from staffers). Many believed that the hard-working Weiner was destined for higher office, and his ambitions to the same were no secret. Here is Weiner’s official Congressional portrait.
And here he is supporting gay rights in NYC.
The problem is, when Mr. Weiner wasn’t legislating, he was taking pictures of his genitalia and sending them to various women using his cell phone. :eh: He was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 over the scandal, and disappeared from the public eye for a couple of years. He made a stunning return to public life this year when he announced his intention to run for Mayor of NYC. The public seemed to accept his apology and displays of self-reprobation, and he was the clear frontrunner in the Democratic primary. That is, until it was revealed that he continued to send explicit photos of himself to women using his cell phone, and he even apparently told one he loved her (Mr. Weiner is married with a child). His poll numbers have since plummeted and are not likely to return.
I’m having trouble understanding this one. First, what pleasure does one derive from sending explicit pictures of themselves? He never even met the women in person. Second, didn’t he realize he was going to get caught? I mean, he was a Congressman. Surely it crossed his mind that someone would recognize him? :eh: Odder still, after he was forced to resign in shame, he went right back at, this time under the pseudonym “Carlos Danger”. Finally, and this is the best part, he ran for mayor of NYC, knowing that he had carried on relationships with several women (via cell phone) after he had resigned from Congress. I mean, he knew people would find out and he’d be publicly shamed again, right? What am I missing here? :eh: