3:04 PM, Dec 27, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Former congressman and want-to-be mayor of New York, Anthony Weiner, continues to apologize for … well, you know. As Paige Lavender reports on the Huffington Post, Weiner posted his regrets on Facebook (of course he did) writing that
"I continue to be deeply sorry that my personal mistakes undermined an amazing campaign that included too many amazing staffers to mention and hundreds of volunteers and many of you who kept active from afar with ideas, contributions and encouraging notes.”
Recalling the line from an old Loretta Lynn number:
“Don’t tell me you’re sorry, cause I know how sorry you are."
4:45 PM, Sep 27, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with contributing editor P.J. O'Rourke on Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Obamacare, Ted Cruz, the Weekly Standard Cruise, and the etiquette of drinks before lunch.
'Portland's Weiner' resigns.3:49 PM, Sep 6, 2013 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
Could we be witnessing a revival of moral standards in our politics?
10:49 AM, Aug 25, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz declined to comment on Anthony Weiner's bid to become the next mayor of New York City:
The DNC chair said the voters would be deciding the outcome of that race, and added, "We can't be weighing in on every single race in the country."
Weiner served with Wasserman Schultz in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"Anthony Weiner may be lagging in the race for New York City mayor, but he is winning in another area—hot dog marketing. The delicious combination of Anthony Weiner’s name and his sexually suggestive Twitter antics were apparently too good to pass up for one Florida marketing man, who has joined forces with an Illinois hot dog company to create a hot dog brand called . . . ” (“ ‘Carlos Danger’ Brand of Weiners Enters the Food Market,” ABC News, August 16).
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:36 PM, Jul 31, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the de-fund vs. delay Obamacare debate, the so-called 'phony' scandals that aren't going away, and the Chris Christie/Rand Paul schoolyard brawl.
9:38 AM, Jul 30, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Now for some news that is absolutely essential to your getting through the rest of this day.
1:37 PM, Jul 29, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he hasn't heard President Barack Obama express an opinion of Anthony Weiner's run for mayor of New York City:
11:12 AM, Jul 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
David Axelrod, a former top political adviser to Barack Obama, says it's "time for" Anthony Weiner "to go away":
"I haven't really commented on this because Huma is a friend of mine, his wife, and I deeply respect her," said Axelrod, of Anthony Weiner's wife, a top political adviser to Hillary Clinton.
A famous/notorious novel yields its progeny. Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN
A succès de scandale if ever there was one, Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth’s fourth book of fiction, will soon be 45 years old. At the center of the novel’s scandalousness, which recounts the 33-year-old Alexander Portnoy’s reporting to his psychoanalyst the emergence of his repressed desires growing up in a middle-class Jewish home, was its emphasis on masturbation, or “the secret vice,” as the Victorian medical encyclopedias used to call it.
12:36 PM, Jul 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor and New York City comptroller candidate, says he has not visited a prostitute since 2008, when it was revealed the Democrat was a client for a high-price prostitution ring. The Wall Street Journal reports:
11:24 AM, Jul 24, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
You'd think the editors of elegant women's fashion magazines would learn. But they seem unable to profit from experience, much like Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, about whom we all know a lot more than we would like, while Abedin, herself, seems to know and have learned ... nothing.