Anthony Weiner and ‘Primary Colors’

Yglesias is, of course, correct that if Anthony Weiner keeps his head and remembers not to resign, other than the utter humiliation and potential for divorce, he’ll probably be okay! He should probably stop making a spectacle of himself, though, and just admit to sending the damn thing or produce definitive evidence that he didn’t send it. Weiner might also consider renting Primary Colors, which is a better movie about political tradecraft and the emotional equilibrium of a campaign than it will ever get credit for; an agonizing pre-The Good Wife portrait of the damnation of staying in failed marriage for political appearances; and a decent case for plowing cheerfully through disasters of your own making on the road to higher office:


All of which is true even though neither Adrian Lester nor Emma Thompson quite manage to banish their British accents and diction.