Anthony Weiner blames his twice-scuttled political career on the Internet.
Carlos Danger may be facing the end of his political career thanks to his penchant for sending pictures of his… ahem… weiner to random women he meets online, but he thinks he might have stood a chance (both times) if it wasn’t for the information age.
In a profile for GQ, Weiner was asked what it might have taken to get elected. “Maybe if the Internet didn’t exist? Like, if I was running in 1955? I’d probably get elected mayor,” he responded.
“A lot of times, when people said to me, ‘You’re being pilloried,’ you could hear between the lines. You could hear: ‘I do this, too,’ or ‘I have this problem, too.’ But what difference does it make?” he added.
Weiner added once again that he loves his wife and that he has no interest in actually carrying on an affair.
The profile was a more or less flattering look at a “rogue” politician, heavily salted in “what ifs” and “what could have beens,” but there was really only one part that jumped out at us immediately.
A “cleaned” up version of a sexting exchange between Weiner and his turncoat paramour Syndey Leathers.
Carlos: “May I tell you what I pondered yesternight?”
Sydney: “That would please me so very much.”
Carlos: “Still caressing your flowing locks, I see your cherished bosom heaving as you move to and fro. I reveal my eager manhood. But—what would you have me do?”
Sydney: “Ravage me.”
That’s cleaned up quite a lot, notes the article’s author Marshall Sella, “Except for that last phrase. Leathers actually wrote that line.”