In an interview with the Daily News, New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner (D) comments on his seemingly never-ending sexting scandal:
I knew it would be bad. It’s too easy this stuff. The puns. The jokes. The institutional frustration that I was doing well in the race. Look at the tenor of the editorials before this second wave. Shaking the voters by the lapels and saying “Why are you voting for this Weiner guy?” They couldn’t understand that my message was reaching people. So now that they have something on which to hang their righteousness. I guess I’m not surprised. I’ve been in this business too long not to know it would be bad. It’s not like some outside force did this to me. I did this to myself. This is my private life that is now public. Sometimes that happens when you’re in public life. Voters know more about me than they know about any of the candidates. If the press wants to continue to talk about this stuff it will make it harder for me. But if I wanted it to be easy I wouldn’t be running for mayor.
Sidenote: When asked if he’s “sexting anyone now,” Weiner responds, “You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.”