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If you were a presidential candidate who polled low among women, who was on your third wife, who had a reputation for womanizing and a professional relationship with a man who’d recently been axed from his job for sexual harassment, would you respond to the latest Anthony Weiner scandal by A. Staying out of it; B. Changing the subject; or C. Attacking your opponent by making a dubious connection between Weiner’s behavior and her own? If you chose C, congratulations: This election has officially warped your sense of good judgment.
After long and careful consideration and work on my marriage, I’ve made the decision to separate from my husband.
— Huma Abedin, quoted by ABC News, after husband and ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was caught in yet another sexting scandal.
I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over.
— Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D), quoted by Politico, reflecting on the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress.