Sunday, July 17, 2016


I saw the Weiner film last night. It is a documentary that follows Anthony Weiner around as he attempts to revive his political career by running for mayor of New York City just a couple of years after he resigned from congress because of a sexting scandal.

The campaign falls apart during the filming as even more sexting reports come out. 

What becomes apparent in the film is that Weiner is a very sharp talented individual, who could have gone far in politics if it wasn't for his freaky sexting habits. (Of course, not being able to go far in politics might be a good thing.)

What I did find fascinating, as revealed in the film, is Weiner's ability to keep a sense of humor as his political career crashes down around him. The guy can appreciate good jokes, even if he is at the butt of the jokes. Somewhere in the film, you start to wonder if he just craves attention, any kind of attention.

Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's very close aide. The oddest parts in the film are those with Abedin in them, She comes across as very quiet. Melania Trump quiet, but stranger than Melania. There appears to be no interaction between Abedin and Weiner's campaign staff, and just a little more between Abedin and Weiner. 

At one point when she is forced(?) to introduce Weiner at a women's group function, she reads from a script but does come off polished. Weiner takes the stage and says, "So that's what she sounds like." I don't think he was kidding.

She shows so little emotion during the film that you almost think that the film was edited to cut those parts out, or that she is stoic because of the sexting scandals or because the cameras are present but in the end the conclusion you reach, or the one I reached, is that she just doesn't display much emotion---to an extreme degree 


1 comment:

  1. Isn't it wonderful that Hillary's main assistant is a Muslim?