We are vulnerable to these because we are alive. This is why we can relate to Eliot Spitzer even as we hope -- and trust -- he will apply all this passion of his to the sexiest of professions: politics and the power for good it brings.
Sanford is back in office, Clinton is a respected elder statesman, and both Weiner and Spitzer have pulled a Stella and gotten their New York groove back. Has the "permanently ruinous political sex scandal" gone the way of the dodo bird?
Huma Abedin might or might not be the new Hillary Clinton, but Anthony Weiner is definitely no Bill Clinton.
This week saw the resurfacing of an unfortunate episode that many had thought was over, or had at least conveniently forgotten about. I'm talking, of course, about our still-sputtering economy. On Wednesday, President Obama gave what was billed as a major speech, in which he called on Congress to end the ongoing partisan gridlock and do something for the middle class, but offered few specifics on how to make this happen. In reality, the speech was mostly a pre-emptive strike in anticipation of upcoming budget and debt ceiling battles. But few in the country were paying attention, too caught up in the latest revelations in the summer's worst sequel (yes, worse than The Hangover Part III), Weinergate II: The Rise of Carlos Danger. The outpouring of ink and airtime provoked by some naked selfies and sleazy sexts proved once and for all that what America's job crisis really needs to move to the top of the agenda is a good sex scandal.
For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.
Instead of dwelling on the impact Mr. Weiner's conduct has had on his marriage, the people of New York should be asking themselves if they want someone whose decision making ability is so terribly flawed to be in a position of power.
"Dear Emily Post, My wife and I are having a disagreement about social media. She feels that it is inappropriate when I send photographs of my penis to women I have never met in person."
Anthony Weiner's lack of discipline is a striking and risky metaphor for the undisciplined, licentious, out-of-control New York City that persisted in the public consciousness through its near-bankruptcy, and the crime-drenched, dysfunctional decades of the '60s and '70s.
Although he read from a prepared statement, he managed to sound guarded, defensive, and at times, borderline indignant. Instead of coming off as transparent, Weiner came off sounding like a transparent liar.
On the day Prince George was born I appeared on Fox News 11's flagship morning show, Good Day LA. I caught host Steve Edwards a little off guard with...
If the qualifications for high position in New York municipal government are a history of sexual peccadillos then why not elect someone with some rea...
There is something very important missing from the coverage of Mr. Weiner's truly unfortunate conduct: He is not alone.
No American airline thinks of its customers in quite the same way Spirit Airlines does. And the feeling is mutual, as far as many of its passengers are concerned. If you have any doubts about this, look no further than this week's tasteless Anthony Weiner promotion. You can't make this stuff up.
Royal Prince babies and Weiners! It has been one heck of a week. Who knew things would be so eventful. I don't understand Anthony Weiner though... how can you just keep messin' up like that?
The real issues in the scandal are Weiner's serial dishonesty, unwillingness to take responsibility for his actions and extraordinary self-absorption.
I would like to apologize for the horribly inappropriate product placement of my movie Between Us in Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's press conference...