Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weiner quits, but not with wife at his side.

Weiner finally decided to quit after hearing about it from everybody. His opponents, his own party members, his own constituents, probably his own family. About time he faced up to his mistakes. But notice who is missing in this now-familiar 'mea culpa' speech:

No wife, right? Well isn't that refreshing? Too many times in the past we have to see the humiliated wife 'standing by her man' as he admits to the world that he cheated on her. Remember these familiar faces?
Bill admitting to Monica, McGreevy admitting he's a 'gay American' and Spitzer admitting to using protitutes. The script has been used hundreds of times with "The Good Wife' standing there, showing support for her sleazy husband. I always wondered what these women were thinking as they stood there. They all seem to have the same expression on their faces.

Well, I'm glad to see that Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, wasn't present for this humiliation. According to a Times Article this is a mini trend that started with Jenny Sanford in 2009 and continued with Maria Shriver last month. Let's hope this trend continues and more of these men are left twisting in the wind.


  1. I was going to make a "twisting weiner" joke, but decided not to lower the standards of your intelligent blog.

  2. maybe the wife being present, or not, is a weather vane for the her perception of the future of the marriage. or not.

  3. Well that's a first. Being accused of being too highbrow for any kind of humor.
    And is the wife's presence a predictor of the length of the marriage? I must confess I lost track of Spitzer and McSkeevey's wives though we all know Hillary stood by her man.