A simple theory of Weiner
Based on the further X-rated Anthony Weiner Facebook conversations published yesterday, I think a simpler explanation of his behavior than what I’ve offered previously (here and here) is possible: The man enjoyed engaging in crude online sex talk with women he didn’t know, and he thought he could do anything he wanted to do and get away with it; so he did it. End of story.
Leonard D. writes:
I think a bit more can be guessed. The reason he kept doing it was that he had done it before and gotten away with it.LA replies:
I agree that there seems to be an accelerating aspect to the behavior: the more he engages in the behavior, the farther he keeps pushing it. I’ve written about that before (and also in relation to DSK). But here I was trying to reduce the picture to its simplest elements.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 08, 2011 10:22 AM | Send