Home Politics Anthony Weiner’s Wife Is Pregnant

As if things couldn’t get worse: on the day a picture of his genitals was leaked to the press via a radio show, disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner’s wife is discovered to be three months pregnant. The New York Times has confirmed it. Huma Abedin, a very nice person whom a lot of us knew during Hillary Clinton‘s senate term and her run for the presidency, is now in a dilemma. She’s learned that her husband is a perv and a liar. Less than a month into their marriage, he was sending sex messages to other women. And Abedin learned along with the public that Weiner had sent the original crotch shot that caused the scandal to break open. This means he continued to lie to her for a week after news of this calamity broke. So what now? There are all sorts of calls for Weiner’s resignation. He’s not my congressman in New York, so it doesn’t affect me. But despite all the scandals that befall elected officials, we expect them to be statesmen, to stand for something higher, and comport themselves properly in public. If only Weiner could be fired. But he must resign, and he will no doubt, before long. As for Abedin, maybe she’ll be like other political wives and look the other way (see under Lee Hart, Hillary Clinton, Maria Shriver, etc) . She may be forced to anyone now. What a mess.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. “He’s not my congressman in New York so it does’t affect me”. Are you kidding? He votes on things that affect everyone in the country. He also has a top secret security clearance, and could be blackmailed or worse. Watch any of his interviews after the story broke and see how he blatenly lies while looking the reporter straight in the eye. He confessed when he got caught.

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