The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Daily News have all had enough with Anthony Weiner and his weiner. After Weiner admitted to sending more sexts, each paper ran pieces asking him to please, just go away.
The Times was plain in its request:
At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told. In the meantime, the serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City.
The Journal rightfully pointed out that Weiner is more than slightly out of his mind:
Lewd tweets aside—there’s a line we never thought we’d write— Anthony Weiner ought to drop out of the New York City mayor’s race simply because of what he’s forced his wife to endure. Watching the elegant Huma Abedin stand next to her man Tuesday as he explained his latest sexually charged online exchanges was painful for a normal human being to watch. Mr. Weiner is not a normal human being.
The Daily News was just as blunt:
He is not fit to lead America’s premier city. Lacking the dignity and discipline that New York deserves in a mayor, Weiner must recognize that his demons have no place in City Hall. Weiner must also see that, having built his campaign on deception, he has badly damaged the process of selecting the city’s next chief executive. He needs now to announce, loudly and clearly, that voters should bypass the name of Anthony Weiner, which at this late juncture is locked onto the Democratic primary ballot.
Notice something missing? Yes, the Post has yet to ask Weiner to stop the madness. It did, however, poke fun at him and the city:
In another day, Weiner would be a punchline instead of a leading candidate for mayor. Which is as revealing of New York politics as it is of Anthony Weiner.
Somewhere, Michael Bloomberg is cracking “You sure you don’t want me for another term?” jokes and Christine Quinn is celebrating her win earlier than she thought she would.