How is this Huma/Weiner security leak supposed to work?
"Anthony, I am never around and you've humiliated me. Here's some state secrets."
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) August 29, 2016
Dave Weigel, in the Washington Post, “What kind of tragedy was Anthony Weiner?“:
The Anthony Weiner saga — which, if not over, has finally been officially demoted to a farce — has been with us for five years. Weiner tweeted a photo of his packed underwear to a West Coast fan on the sleepy weekend around Memorial Day in 2o11. Huma Abedin, his wife since 2010, announced that their marriage was over at the start of the lead-up to Labor Day in 2016, another news doldrum. Plenty of politicians make crippling personal mistakes. Few have been cursed with Weiner’s timing.
Today’s Weiner story is really about Abedin, and whether (to the relief of friends) she can finally shed a cad who threatened to be a political liability. But since 2011, when he resigned from Congress after news conferences hijacked by Andrew Breitbart and “The Howard Stern Show,” Weiner has become an irresistible subject for counterfactuals…
Josh Barro (in no sense a Democrat or a liberal) at Business Insider, on “the Ted Cruz of the Left”:
… The thing is: Weiner’s congressional career wasn’t exactly brought down by the sexting scandal. It was brought down by the sexting scandal and by Weiner’s status as a terrible coworker…