A part of me wants to feel a bit of compassion for former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Another part of me, though, resists that temptation.
Weiner, aka “Carlos Danger,” today pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.
“Danger” fell off the wagon after he got caught sending messages and obscene videos to women. That earlier scandal forced him to resign from Congress. He went into hiding and then re-emerged in the “sexting” escapade.
The one-time Democratic hot-shot loudmouth — who used the Carlos Danger moniker while sending obscene texts and videos as some sort of disguise — has been disgraced. I hope it’s for the final time. I no longer want to read about this guy, or get lured into commenting in blog posts about him.
He once was married happily to Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most trusted advisers. Abedin filed for divorce — imagine that! — after the sexting matter became known.
Weiner could have faced a 10-year prison term. His guilty plea likely will result in a lesser sentence. He might not even serve any time behind bars.
I don’t really care if he spends time in the slammer. All I do care about is that he disappears from public view … for good!