I was pretty willing to forgive Anthony Weiner for being a fucking idiot, and sending pictures of his dick around the Internet. That is until yesterday, when I found out that after profusely apologizing in public for the first ones, he went back at it again with another girl. People can do whatever they want in private, but I don’t want an fucking r**ard in the mayoral office. Our best mayors are sober and ruthless dictators — Anthony Weiner seems like a man with a pretty serious addiction problem.
I feel particularly sad for his wife, the beautiful and brilliant Huma Abedin, especially after reading her Harper’s Bazaar column for the September issue. She no doubt wrote it before the second scandal broke. But what this post is really about is how much her story echoes that of Alicia Florick, the fictional wife of a disgraced politician, in “The Good Wife.”
A few people have emailed me these past few days to ask for television recommendations, and my television recommendation for you is: WATCH THE GOOD WIFE. It’s one of the best shows on television — and certainly the most empowering for women. It helps explain Huma Abedin’s insistence on standing by her husband’s side — and how a woman, in such a situation, can actually be not only a feminist, but also a powerful one.
It’s also highly entertaining, and has a lot of killer sex scenes in elevators.