Overall, it’s been a solid few weeks for Anthony Weiner.
Rumors of his mayoral campaign have been met with serious speculation and, given his reputation, have scored him some major points in hypothetical polls. He’s back on Twitter–the social platform that led to his demise–and, in an interview with NY1, he promised New Yorkers that he would try to regain their trust after the cybersexting scandal that led him to resign two years ago.
But there is such a thing as too many interviews. Yesterday, Weiner went on air with several different stations to discuss city politics; instead, he was faced with more questions about the scandal. And he let it slip that he was actually sending pictures of his privates to a fairly large amount of girls “for a couple of years.”
Sometimes, redemption starts with even more admissions.
Let’s follow the trail:
“If reporters want to go try to find more, I can’t say that they’re not going to be able to find another picture,” Weiner told RNN. “Or find another person who may want to come out on their own.”
“Basically, New Yorkers know the story. I did it. I did it with multiple people,” Weiner said to NBC.
“Six is … It’s not 20 and it’s not 100 … I did it, with more than one person,” Weiner told WABC 7. “It was wrong. I was doing it for some time, and I’m glad it’s behind me.”
Maybe all these admissions is Step 13 in Weiner’s PR recovery process. Or maybe the former representative wants to make sure the media spotlight doesn’t move away from him. Either way, we didn’t need to know any of this. But now we do, so let it settle in.
Oh, Anthony, what are we ever going to do with you?