As she's sweet and smart and Weiner's so brash and impudent, I don't know how long their marriage will last, but it seems Abedin needs to stay in the marriage a while in the interests of her career.
At some point we have to ask ourselves: What are the costs for our increasing proclivity towards escapism in our social and news media?
Until female politicians are engaged in scandal to the same extent as men and treated equally when their indignities are revealed, we cannot claim to have achieved parity in politics.
Like everyone else following American politics right now, I have a bone to pick with Anthony Weiner. But that's not the purpose of the words that foll...
What is it that makes some men think that if a woman accepts their Facebook friend request, she's ready for Sexy time, Borat-style? Terminal optimism? An embrace of the precious moment? Does playing Whack-a-Mole with female sexuality allow some men to achieve the Power of Now?
For years such conduct was kept out of the media by mutual consent. Now, as in the case of Weiner, it is flaunted as a courageous episode of revelation and self-confession, complete with abject apologies.
I'm not going so far as to call Mr. Weiner a bad person. But I will say that we can reasonably question his character, because over and over, he makes choices that hurt others and himself.
Let's stop beating up on Anthony Weiner. Okay, New Yorkers: you don't want him as mayor, that's your business. But I'll hire him.
Dear Mr. Weiner, I know you're very busy trying to keep your NYC mayoral bid from ending up in the toilet, but I wanted to take a moment of your time to thank you for being a shining example of what NOT to do in your personal and professional life.
So here we are, about two decades into the Internet as we know it. And that means that you'd think we'd have gotten a little smarter about it. Oh, how wrong you'd be.
Seen from a French point of view, I must say that this whole Weiner story illustrates to perfection what we can call the "American hypocrisy."
In contrast to an earlier generation that experimented with spouse-swapping, group sex and free-love communes in the 1960s and '70s, today's online generation is embracing sex with no one.
If someone has something to say about Abedin, that person should have the courage to step up and put his or her name on it.
We all like a good story of beating the odds, of someone who has been wronged who makes the best of it, and not only survives but thrives. We all want to believe we can do that too, but fear in reality the odds are stacked against us -- at least more so than they are against political wives.
That ridiculous idea conflagration will continue for as long as we demonize sex... rather than treat sex as it really is, a human need as vital as breathing air.