Ed Driscoll

'Of Sorts'

As Ann Althouse writes in response to the head of the very exclusive “Anthony Weiner for President” fan club, “You think Huma is suffering, but have some sympathy for all the progressive feminist fangirls who’d thought they’d found true love this time.”

Not the least of which was jilted Progressive Feminist Fangirl Number One, the subject of this howler from CNN, spotted by Newsbusters’ Mike Bates:

This morning on CNN Newsroom, anchor Kyra Phillips examined another aspect of the Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) story.  Noting that Weiner’s wife is a very close friend of and former aide to Hillary Clinton, Phillips said:

Hillary Clinton went through a sex scandal of sorts and, you know, could she have advised Weiner’s wife? I wonder if Weiner’s wife called her for advice.

A sex scandal of sorts?  Phillips must not recall how Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, Betsey Wright, labored to squelch what she termed “bimbo eruptions.”  The Clintons used a private detective to get many women – 19 was the number cited by Wright to journalist Michael Isikoff – to sign affidavits denying a sexual relationship with Clinton.  If unable to get a signature, the detective gathered information challenging the women’s credibility or mental stability.

Apparently, Kyra Phillips doesn’t recollect names like Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Sally Perdue, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Connie Hamzy and Dolly Kyle Browning.

CNN must purchase a helluva lot of carbon credits to offset how much history they regularly burn in the memory hole.

And finally speaking of Hillary and her aide de camp, the more things change

Signs of a redrawn political reality quickly emerged for Mr. Weiner, once considered a top contender to become mayor of New York. His campaign donors said they were especially shocked and furious because a week ago the congressman attributed his online travails to a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” a contributor who spoke with him said.

But then, isn’t everything?

Or to put it another way, as James Taranto did yesterday, “Karl Marx is said to have observed that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy and the second as farce. We don’t regard the impeachment of Bill Clinton as a tragedy, but Rep. Anthony Weiner has certainly one-upped the former president in farcicality.”

Related: Ride the Mobius Loop with AP! “One of the statements in this AP article is a lie.”

(Warning: You must at least 409 inches tall to ride this ride.)