Weiner’s Not Alone

Daily Beast‘s report on Australian MP Peter Dowling makes us want to retch. Anthony Weiner might even look good compared to his Aussi soul mate, who plunked his junk in a glass of red wine and sexted it out to his mistress. (Well, not good, but it’s all getting relative.)

“Ew. Ew and Yucch,” remarked political reporter Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Twitter.

We enjoyed how Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown offers “extra insight” on the “Penis Pic” as they refer to it in their headline. Brown’s thoughts are from late July in which she instructs everyone to “End the Damn Dickmanship!”

See the original story in The Courier-Mail here. “He met my mum,” the mistress told the newspaper, adding that she believed they would “properly” get together after the 2015 election.

Unlike American politicians who promise to go to emergency therapy or alcohol rehab (suddenly they have alcohol issues), Dowling apologized, stepped down from his position as – you’ve gotta love this – Ethics Committee Chairman and said, “I don’t want pity, I only ask that my family be left alone while this matter is considered by the Clerk.”

He did, however, appear to forget one important person in his litany of apologies. His wife of 27 years?  Remember her? “To my children, mum, brother and sister, my extended family and friends I am sorry for the shame and embarrassment that I have caused you,” he said.