Under pressure from within his own party, Anthony Weiner is going to seek treatment. For what, I have no idea. “Seeking treatment” seems to be part of the atonement process these days, no matter what it is that you’ve done. I’ve worked in places that treated people for drug addiction and other self-destructive behavior but I’m not sure how you treat creepiness and stupidity. Is he claiming that sending pictures to hot women is an “addiction”? How do you treat that? Aversion therapy, maybe? I think a lot of people would volunteer to smack Weiner in the head every time he uses twitter.
In any case, I think he’d doomed. Pelosi and other Democrats have turned on him with a speed and vehemence that has been strangely lacking when Democrats have been accused of actual corruption and criminal activity. I have no idea why they’re so gung-ho about this one. My guess is that they are concerned about his re-election prospects and want a chance to slip in a new candidate. Either that or they regard embarrassing the party as a bigger crime than … well, crime.