We know what you want. We’ve tried to resist, but your incessant clamor is more than we can bear. Yes, dear reader, by popular demand we shall momentarily depart from our usual concerns to mention that Weinergate, about which we posted a couple of times two years ago — see First Weinergate, Now Curmudgeongate, and also Weinergate, “Expelled” Bankruptcy, & Rapture, has once again, ah, thrust itself into the news.
If you’ve been exploring a cave for the past few days, you can get a quick grip on the news from this story in the Washington Post: Anthony Weiner shrugs off calls to drop out of mayor’s race, presses ahead despite new scandal.
However, we must repeat here some rules that we imposed the last time this issue came up:
To protect the sensibilities of the ladies who visit our humble blog, and who enjoy our benevolent protection, we now declare that certain words and phrases can’t be used in connection with “Weiner.” They are:
… lets it all hang out.
… takes a licking (or beating, or thrashing, etc.)
… relies on his staff
… outstanding (or prominent, or impressive, etc., or their opposites)
… exposed (or revealed, etc.)
… drops out
… Congressional member
All right. You’ve been waiting for this. You’ve been demanding it. Now you have it. But please, don’t abuse our Curmudgeonly benevolence. Remember, this is a classy blog.
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