By Kimberly Rae Miller
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jesse James, Tiger Woods, and David Duchovny have all done it, and they’re all totally reformed. Now former New York congressman Anthony Weiner will be the latest public figure to ship himself off to rehab to deal with his sex addiction.
Except in Weiner’s case it’s not actual sex that he’s addicted to – it’s himself, and the act of bestowing his favorite subject on the unsuspecting women of Twitter.
A House Democrat close to the Weinster told the New York Post that the now defunct congressman would be undergoing “intensive” treatment to deal with his sexting issues.
Rehab may be more of a public relations issue than anything else; now that he’s out of a job he’s going to clean up his public image again before he’ll be employable to be people other than Larry Flynt.
This could also be a move to save his marriage to wife, Huma Abedin. When Weiner’s sexting scandal broke, it was also revealed that Abedin is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The two were snapped dining together in the Hamptons last week, but let’s just say there weren’t exactly a picture of marital bliss. Hell hath no fury like a senior-aide-to-Secretary-of-State-Hillary-Rodham-Clinton scorned.
So, what happens in sexting rehab? Does Weiner wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweats, is he restrained by orderlies when the urge to take a picture of his naughty bits surfaces? Will he have pangs of longing every time he reaches for a new pair of boxer-briefs?