WASHINGTON – After admitting that he sent the “lewd” photo via private direct message via Twitter that ended up public, Rep. Weiner revealed he did what he’s been accused of doing, which is to engage and interact before and after his marriage with women, whom he said he mostly met via Facebook. “Deep weakness” is how he characterized his actions, that he said goes back “3 years.”
“I am not resigning.” – Rep. Anthony Weiner
“I was embarrassed. I was humiliated. …”
Emotional, overwrought and disgraced, Rep. Anthony said he was “deeply ashamed” of his actions.
Weiner accepts full responsibility, saying he did not engage in physical activity.
I didn’t think Rep. Chris Lee’s CraigsList photo rose to the height of resignation, so I don’t believe Weiner’s ridiculously embarrassing actions do either.
The person he owes the most to is his wife and that remains the case.
Rep. Weiner will have to fight his way back to respectability and whether his constituents forgive him or not we’ll have to see.
“… I apologize to Andrew Breitbart. I apologize to the many other members of the media who I misled. I apologize first and foremost to my wife…” – Anthony Weiner
Next to facing his wife, apologizing to Andrew Breitbart must have been the bitterest pill of all, with Rep. Weiner not the only one who owes the man who just passed Matt Drudge as the most powerful man in new media, a heartfelt mea culpa.
Taylor Marsh is a Washington based political analyst, writer and commentator on national politics, foreign policy, and women in power. A veteran national politics writer, Taylor’s been writing on the web since 1996. She has reported from the White House, been profiled in the Washington Post, The New Republic, and has been seen on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This column is cross posted from her blog.