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Good Riddance To Anthony Weiner

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U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, a Democrat from New York, listens to questions during a news conference in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 6, 2011. Weiner apologized today for sending inappropriate photos and texts to women via Twitter and said he isn't resigning. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Getty
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After a brief honeymoon period during which it looked like he might actually win his dream job, Anthony Weiner is tanking in the polls and has almost no chance of getting elected mayor of New York City. (When the latest news stories about you involve your staffer calling a former intern a “slutbag” and a porn being made of your life, it’s safe to say your political career is in trouble.) Plenty of people will be happy to see him go, mostly because of his habit of sending wiener pics and sexts to women who are not his wife, then lying about it until he gets exposed in every sense of the word. But if he loses the election (or his long-lost sense of dignity spurs him into withdrawing from the race) over the headline-friendly penis photography habit, he’ll have been him cast out for the wrong reasons. Weiner has done many terrible things in his storied political career, and the sexting—and the torrent of lies that has gone with it—doesn’t even scratch the surface. Here are three of the most glaring reasons we should be glad he (probably) won’t get the chance to reach higher office:

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