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Trump Blames Clinton for Weiner Sexting

If you were a presidential candidate who polled low among women, who was on your third wife, who had a reputation for womanizing and a professional relationship with a man who’d recently been axed from his job for sexual harassment, would you respond to the latest Anthony Weiner scandal by A. Staying out of it; B. Changing the subject; or C. Attacking your opponent by making a dubious connection between Weiner’s behavior and her own? If you chose C, congratulations: This election has officially warped your sense of good judgment.

— Olivia Nuzzi, The Daily Beast.

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A Weiner Too Far

After long and careful consideration and work on my marriage, I’ve made the decision to separate from my husband.

— Huma Abedin, quoted by ABC News, after husband and ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was caught in yet another sexting scandal.

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Anthony Weiner Has a Lucid Moment

I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over.

— Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D), quoted by Politico, reflecting on the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress.

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Weiner Insulted By Ryan’s Being Mistaken for Him

How much more can I bear?

— Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who left office in scandal, tells Business Insider that having people mix him up with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is “the final insult.”

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New Yorker Nix Weiner and Spitzer

Sleazy come, sleazy go

— Headline in the New York Post, on both Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner losing their attempted comeback races after sex scandals.

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Weiner: Congress Is Not a ‘Great Place’ to Solve Problems

Congress is not that good a job anymore. You know, frankly there’s such a center of gravity around stopping anything from happening, the Tea Party Right has frankly held hostage the place. It’s not a great place if you want to go and solve problems.

— New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, on the Today Show.

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Weiner Doesn’t Miss the Press Scrum

You might be surprised to hear this, but I actually like it better this way.

— Anthony Weiner (D), quoted by BuzzFeed, on the very few reporters still covering his New York City mayoral race.

Poetic Justice

He’s Stopped It

He said he hadn’t done it in at least a year or more,
Though he was still doing it when he said he’d stopped before.
For those who’re still inquisitive,
He says that now it’s quite definitive,
Anthony Weiner is absolutely, positively not sexting anymore.

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McMillan Endorses Weiner, Kind Of

We all are freaky. He just exposed his freaky-ism in the wrong way.

— Jimmy McMillan of The Rent is Too Damn High Party, quoted by Politicker, endorsing Anthony Weiner in the New York City mayoral race.

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Weiner Pooh-Poohs Comments by Non-New Yorkers

I am not terribly interested in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say.

— Anthony Weiner, quoted by the New York Daily News, in response to a question about whether Bill and Hillary Clinton, who live in Westchester County, could influence his decision to stay in the mayoral race.