Contrast how Weiner and Schwarzenegger handled their respective scandals. Weiner started out with loud denials, (which were quickly proven to be lies) then just got in deeper and deeper.
Schwarzenegger did the opposite. He issued a quick apology then, as is the accepted wisdom in Hollywood when scandal hits, dropped off the planet. He went somewhere unspecified in southern Idaho and probably will make no public statements for several months then quietly test the waters.
Weiner should have initially said “no comment,” than waited to see what happened. His predicament was made worse by him having no friends in D.C. to defend him. DM’ing an underage girl, no matter how non-sexual the messages, was beyond stupid for a Congressman to do.
His checking into rehab and asking for a leave of absence is a polite fiction. His career is over. And his marriage may be too. His wife is a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton who considers her like a daughter and Chelsea sees her as a sister. She’ll survive no matter what happens.