The paper that helped to launch Anthony Weiner's campaign for New York City Mayor published a blistering editorial on Tuesday after it was revealed — again — that the married politician sent pictures of his naughty bits to young women online. In short, the New York Times, sounding a bit weary at this point, would like "serially evasive" Anthony Weiner to step out of the race.
We'll let the Times explain their heartbreak:
The timing here matters, as it would for any politician who violates the public’s trust and then asks to have it back. Things are different now, he insists. “This behavior is behind me,” he said again on Tuesday. He suggested that people should have known that his sexting was an unresolved problem well into 2012.
That’s ridiculous and speaks to a familiar but repellent pattern of misleading and evasion. It’s up to Mr. Weiner if he wants to keep running, to count on voters to forgive and forget and hand him the keys to City Hall. But he has already disqualified himself.
As for the candidate's decision to stay in the race, the paper virtually sighs with resignation: "To those who know his arrogance," the editorial board writes, "and have grown tired of the tawdry saga he has dragged the city into, this is not surprising."