Opinion: Anthony Weiner, serial sexter, opts for ground service to deliver House resignation letter today


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Four days after Anthony Weiner promised to quit, copies of his letter of resignation to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived on the desks of House leaders today. It takes effect Tuesday.

It is now up to Cuomo to call a special election for his state’s 9th Congressional District, covering parts of Brooklyn and Queens, most likely to coincide with November voting.

In case you’ve been over on MySpace, last month the married, seven-term congressman accidentally tweeted a photo of an enlarged private portion of his body to his entire Twitter audience instead of a direct message to one woman.


Weiner at first said he had been hacked, but his refusals to deny they were his gray briefs raised questions among those who could spot their own underwear if it appeared online. And the Democrat finally admitted serial sexting and sexual conversations on cell, Twitter and Facebook with at least half a dozen women around the country over the last three years.

Weiner said he was sorry and would seek treatment for something.

But after two days in seclusion, more shower self-portraits emerged of Weiner’s package as did word that Weiner had exchanged private messages with a 17-year-old Delaware high school girl.

Even if they were discussing the newest X-Men movie, that ended the patience of Democratic colleagues and calls for his resignation grew.

Weiner’s future career plans are unknown. Larry Flynt offered Weiner a job in his porno empire.

However, after his own sex scandal, resignation and a period of out-of-sight contrition, Weiner’s fellow New York Democrat, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, got a job judging other pols on CNN. Also, after another recent alleged New York sexual incident, the International Monetary Fund’s top job is open.

Although short for self-justifying resignation letters that end up in the National Archives, Weiner’s departure missive was way too long for Twitter -- 212 characters.



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