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 suggesting for a moment that women are less capable than men of wrongdoing. But it is rather evident that women in politics seem vastly less inclined actually to fall victim to the temptations of sin.
Is Anthony Weiner just a victim of really bad timing or does the man never learn? We don't know for sure but one thing is for certain: the odds of him becoming Mayor of New York City are pretty low right now.