RUSH: This is a case study. Here you have Weiner publicly saying all this is behind him, that he’s a changed man, that he and Huma have reunited, gotten together, put it all behind them, professed their love for each other, now a little baby in the oven on the way, and they’re moving forward. And Weiner even takes the clothes to the cleaners now just to show that he’s fully committed to the marriage. And all the while saying that publicly, he’s still doing the nasty here on the phone with Sydney Leathers.
Now, some people say, “Didn’t he know he was gonna get caught?” And that, folks, is the rub. Didn’t he know he was gonna get caught? Of course. He lives with that constantly doing something like this. The question is, did he really think he was gonna get away with it? And that’s where the answer is “yes.” And that’s where this is screwed up. That’s where Weiner is a mess. Yeah, doing this stuff’s messy and, yeah, engaging in all this is odd, at least in normal circles would be called perverted. But he still thought he could get away with this. He thought that he could continue to do this and that very little harm would come to him, either in his marriage or politically. And I know some of you, “No, no, Rush, there’s something sick. This is a sickness and so forth.” Well, there’s this simple thing of, you know, Nancy Reagan said, “Just say no.” Just a little self-discipline, a little restraint.