So Anthony Weiner resigned today, which he had to do.
I feel bad for him. Maybe I shouldn’t, but sometimes we can’t control our own empathies. He made some ludicrous mistakes; he clearly needed to go; his name is mud; his reputation is mud; his career is mud; his family may well be mud.
So he holds a press conference today, and people start yelling “Pervert! Pervert!”
It’s the ultimate example of kicking someone when he’s down, and it breaks my heart/baffles my mind. Anthony Weiner has been disgraced. Look in a dictionary, open to Dis-grace and his photograph may well appear. Can he rebound in some capacity? Probably. But for the rest of his life, his name will be synonymous with Twitter boner pictures. Fuck, I’d rather go to prison.
So while, again, it’s right that he resigned, and the women he contacted didn’t deserve this sort of treatment from an elected official—well, it’s still tragic.