As Crime, Politics and Policy first speculated last week, Weiner should resign as soon as possible. The damage is too great.
I write this, not because of any official misconduct (as to which there is no evidence) or possible criminal conduct (frankly, a ridiculous and hysteric claim), but solely to preserve his reputation in order to have any chance of making an orderly and financially successful transition to the private sector.
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In short, the damage has been so complete already that Weiner is now risking his ability to make a living doing anything other than appearing on the Howard Stern Show.
Even worse, Weiner has managed to infuriate the press corps, which reacts very badly to being lied to and is pursuing this story (and pushing for resignation as well as utter personal ruin) out of sheer fury. This has sealed his doom.
In the meantime, the public humiliation continues.
The New York Post calls him a "dork knight." The Post calls on him to resign, in another innuendo-laden editorial that makes it clear the humiliation will continue until he disappears from public life.
Drudge is -- aside from being addictive news -- a repository for some of the most salacious reports out there, of which some are simply not repeatable in a family website. Read at your own risk.
And perhaps the best aggregation of Weiner articles comes from the Daily News' Celeste Katz, whose Daily Politics blog is worth reading even in the political off-season.
Eric Dixon is a New York election lawyer, political strategist and business consultant.