Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress two years ago after he was caught sending crotch shots to women not his wife, has a new sex scandal to contend with. According to the website The Dirty, Weiner engaged in an online affair, complete with explicit messages and photos, with a 22-year-old woman who got in contact with Weiner after he resigned.
Site editor Nik Ritchie said the unnamed woman got in touch with Weiner via Facebook and thus touched off a six-month affair. Weiner used the handle “Carlos Danger” for the website, although “Complete Idiot” might have been more appropriate.
Weiner was slow to respond to the allegations, and his response doesn’t exactly sound like a denial. “I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” Weiner said. What he didn’t comment on was whether this episode indeed occurred after he resigned. Whatever you might think of the behavior itself, you have to wonder why anyone who wants to remain a public figure wouldn’t have learned his lesson the first time.
The back and forth messages this time include detailed exchanges about the type of sex that Weiner wanted to have with the woman, as well as more mundane messages about Weiner’s cats.
Weiner has staged a surprisingly strong comeback as a candidate for New York City mayor, running neck and neck with openly lesbian City Council President Christine Quinn. This latest scandal is already leading to speculation that Weiner’s candidacy is finished if the latest affair occurred after he resigned from Congress. In the meantime, Weiner may want to consider using Velcro on his pants fly. It will save wear and tear on the zipper.