Anthony Weiner, still desperately trying to stamp out the fire his former passions have sparked, has now set three new firm(-ish) benchmarks for his behavior. The total number of women? Nine to thirteen. The number since he resigned from Congress? Three. The last point at which at happened? "Last summer."
Please write this information down for future reference. After all, Weiner also said he's still working on his cybersex issues, so any and all of that may end up being inaccurate or outdated. And Weiner hasn't exactly established a track record for forthrightness.
First of all, the documentation. Politico reports on the establishment of the post-resignation figure: "I don’t believe I had any more than three." The AP has the grand total: "Weiner now says he had bawdy exchanges with six to 10 women while in office." And Politicker reported the end date: “Last summer … Yeah, roughly August. Maybe even a little earlier than that.”
Weiner's new-found specificity means that we now have a clear benchmark against which to measure future revelations. We've broken down Weiner's digital dalliances by timeline. Update: This post originally listed the names of the women in the known dalliances. It was pointed out that this was probably an improper way to do it, and we agree.