“Look, I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down,” Mr. Weiner said in an online video. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”
I know, I know: the jokes write themselves: and they will be written, I assure you. Buuuut here’s the problem, though: when it comes to the Democratic primary, Anthony Weiner’s probably the best of a bad bunch who could actually win. And if he wins the primary then he’s in good shape to win the election, unless of course the New York GOP suddenly gets replaced with sinister android doubles secretly devoted to a master plan for world domination*. In other words, I’m faced with a situation where I may have to sigh a lot and say Well, he’s better than either Bloomberg was, or Quinn would have been.
Which isn’t hard, of course. I’d offer some advice along those lines to Weiner, except that I actually happen to despise the smug son of a bitch.
*Said plan would presumably involve the state GOP winning critical races in New York, which would at least make for a refreshing novelty.