I would have thought that the Anthony Weiner story would have died by now and would certainly be too old to use under our new current events theme. This weekend Anthony added a new but inevitable twist when he said he wants a leave of absence to seek “treatment.” Treatment for what, I have always been told there is no cure for stupidity.
“Treatment” of course has become the ultimate refuge for the irresponsible. I am sure that part of treatment is in theory accepting responsibility in the same way that the key to success is learning to fake sincerity. The other thing about treatment that I would watch out for is the old rule of “unintended consequences.” Tiger got treatment for his sex addiction and still lost his wife and now can’t play golf worth a shit.
Trying but failing to hit the exacta at the Belmont this weekend I am reminded of a story about a treatment that I am sure works. Horses that hold particular promise are not gelded and continue to race with their full manhood. If they are successful at racing they are then retired to stud which is a life of leisure occasionally interrupted by some command performances. But while they are still racing and still being fully equipped they will at times be distracted by members of the opposite sex. Their trainers do not want distractions they want the horse to succeed on the track. So if one of these poor devils becomes distracted to the point of an erection it is the job of the stable boy to whack the same with a stick. Now there is a “TREATMENT” !!