Our psyches have been trained by the hyper-fast nature of the modern media not to dwell on anything for too long. Anthony Weiner knows that all he has to do is ride out the rapids for a little bit and eventually the waters will calm.
An ironic New York statue might well now stand as an adequate symbol for Weiner's situation over the last week: A larger-than-life, scantily clad male public figure, trying to keep down the images of vice represented by multiple women.
Anthony Weiner is a modern human being. So he ensnared himself in things that modern humans do. When I first heard about his problems, I snickered and made jokes, too. Now, I'm sad for him, his family, his district and his colleagues.
Any wife would feel like she was kicked in the stomach if she discovered that her husband was sexting six other women -- including co-eds and a porn star -- behind her back. But for Ms. Abedin, it's even worse.