The very convenient announcement, by “unnamed sources” that his wife is pregnant, came out on the heels of further revelations and more sordid details about the congressman. As such, this has all the earmarks of a Clintonesque spin strategy.
My take is that she is not pregnant at all, but this is instead a bid to garner some sympathy for him. After all, who would be callous enough to question her? Except “she”—his wife—did not make the announcement, did she? Moreover, if he is still in trouble a month from now, the next stratagem will be to claim a tragic miscarriage, caused no doubt by all this harassment from the media and Weiner’s political foes.
Also working in Weiner’s favor is the fierce New York attitude whereby they won’t have “their guy” removed by outside (hick) forces.
Given that Weiner has no marketable skills whatsoever, save a possibility as some sort of low rent lobbyist, he is desperately trying to cling to that paycheck. Absent that, supporting his Forest Hills lifestyle will not be possible, unless he can dictate some sinecure position as a condition of his resignation.