Lets touch on a topic I haven’t touched on before with this blog, sexual addiction. Since we all know that Countess Bats enjoys news and politics, lets touch on the confessions of Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Last week a photo surfaced on Mr. Weiner’s twitter account; a photo that was interesting to say the least. It was tweeted to one of his followers, and it was a crotch shot photo of a man, a lewd photo. He tried letting us all know that his account was hacked, that this was a prank because of his last name. Possible, right? Well yesterday, June 6th 2011, Mr Weiner held a press conference. A SHOCKING press conference, where he said this:
“To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it. I’m deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife, and our family, my constituents, my friends, my supporters and my staff. I lied because I was ashamed at what I had done, and I didn’t want to get caught.”
and went on to say this:
“I have made terrible mistakes. I have not been honest with myself or my family. … I should not have done this, and I should not have done this particularly when I was married.”
So…wave your hands in the air if you believe that men in power seem to be abusing their power left and right? I’m not sure how much of that I believe because I’ve seen the photos of one of the 6 young ladies this Congressman has been having interesting online interactions with, consensual sexting. I will say I’m waving my hand in the air because I believe this man has a powerful addiction; sexual addiction. Lets face it, even though he is a Congressman, he still is a man, a human being. He’s not above us and he can still have emotions, bad days, and addictions like the rest of us.
I need to make it perfectly clear, Mr Weiner has not admitted to having any sort of addiction. These are my thoughts completely.
My opinion is, yes he made major mistakes and I hope he can repair his personal life because being an alcoholic and addict I know right where he is at. I’ve made mistakes in my life that make me want to puke. I’ve made many mistakes while drunk and high that would make you want to spit on me. So Mr. Weiner is living right now in the 10th circle of hell, he’s dug himself into a very deep hole and now he’s going to need to figure a way to not bury himself there. I believe that his first step should be to admit that this wasn’t just a mistake. A mistake doesn’t last 3 years; an addiction does though.
So where are you all standing on this? I know this brings up anger at the fact that he is a Congressman and I know it’s very hard not to hold him up on a pedestal. My first reaction to his confession was this:
My second reaction was:
#weiner I believe he’s screwed up the general publics chances of engaging with public figures via social media. sucks.