It’s almost impossible to like Anthony Weiner. He’s pompous, egocentric and — though there is plenty of evidence that he’s not the brightest bulb in the pack — he continues to act as if he’s a brilliant, gifted man. In a new GQ profile, Weiner remains extremely unlikeable. Here are some quotes:
On the theory that he’s his own worst enemy:
I’ve heard that. Thought about it quite a bit. No doubt the obstacles in my way were obstacles I created. But I don’t think so. I just didn’t think of it all as a capital offense. And I rationalized it. I thought, ‘This person’s my friend. Why would they turn on me?’ But it isn’t about harm I’ve done to the world — it’s about harm I’ve done to my wife. So rationalizing it is asinine.
Even when he admits to doing something wrong he finds a way to say it wasn’t really that wrong.
On failing to become mayor: