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There is an old saying about going out for hamburger when you have steak at home. What I would like you to do is compare what you have at home right now to what you went looking for online.
Mr. Weiner, your wife is beautiful, classy, elegant and highly educated. She has stayed by your side during what I would guess are some of the most humiliating moments of her life. Huma Abedin has been the victim of vicious attacks by Michele Bachmann and other Islamophobes yet she never gave up, she never crumbled. In fact, that mythical link to the Muslim Brotherhood is being batted around by the right wing even now, yet she stands tall and does not yield.
When Ms. Leathers discovered that CNN and other "news organizations" would not pay her for an interview, she headed over to "Inside Edition," who were more than wiling to give her money in exchange for her story. She and Steve Hirsch are allegedly in talks to make your online affair with Ms. Leathers into an adult film. If you'll recall, Hirsch and his company were behind the Kim Kardashian sex tape along with other faux-celebrity films.
You, a man who has a wife most men with half a brain would kill to wake up to in the morning, went trolling online and found Sydney Leathers. A woman who might make a porn film about your "sexting" after she gets her boobs done, a woman who happily denigrated and insulted you on a nationally syndicated radio program and who, when she discovered news organizations don't pay for interviews, told her story to "Inside Edition."
If I were your wife, Mr. Weiner, I would kick you to the curb so fast you'd have road rash. There is a fine line between supporting the man you love, the father of your child, and being embarrassed and humiliated by his obvious lack of conscience and his serial adultery. Make no mistake, Mr. Weiner, this is adultery. Online or not, "sexting" or not, you cheated on your family. Not just your wife, but your child as well. If you are mentally ill, then seek help. Get treatment so you can begin to repair the mess you have created in your life.
You have this amazing woman at your side, and you choose to hurt her and betray her over and over again. You sought out Sydney Leathers. You chose her just like you chose all the others. But unlike all the others, Ms. Leathers seems to be using your affair to claw her way into celebrity mediocrity. Ms. Leathers isn't going away.
She will keep talking and laughing and calling you names and contemplating entering the porn industry and making snide comments about sleeping with your wife because you chose a woman who looked for sugar daddies on the Internet.
H/T To Gretl Riedel for the sugar daddy link.