Colossal failure of a NYC mayoral candidate and disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), told GQ he’s “just an empty, soulless vessel” when it comes to rumors about his marriage, and perhaps he doesn’t “have the greatest connection with the emotional shit going on.”
You’d assume he meant that sarcastically, but GQ writer Marshall Sella said the “soulless” bit was delivered “with an utter lack of humor.”
His wife, Huma Abedin, doesn’t seem to be as lacking-in-soul. He tells GQ, “…her reputation has become the Woman Who Married an Idiot and Stuck with Him. More of it rolls off my back, because that’s the way I am constitutionally. She’s more sensitive.”
When pushed further about his marriage, Weiner got defensive, saying “One thing I’m grateful for is that now I’m under no obligation to answer anything like this,” adding they’d “had a very rough time. It causes me a great deal of pain in the way [Abedin] gets reported and the way she gets discussed. Her treatment in the press has been rough. It pains me because I deserve it. She doesn’t.”
Read the entire interview here, but fair warning, the “soulless” bit is the most entertaining part.