This is not a euphemism.
Who knew that the New York Times Editorial Board consisted of masochists?
At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told.
The NYT then went on to invite Anthony Weiner to pull out of the Mayor’s race. Hey, if he doesn’t do that and Weiner wins the Democratic nomination anyway, that means that the NYT will endorse the Republican, right?
The NYT goes all in. http://t.co/jr3JsF01XT
— RB (@RBPundit) July 24, 2013
I’m so dreadfully, dreadfully sorry no I’m not and that is the true horror of it all.
This is the best tweet about all of this. This Tweet wins the Internets.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) July 23, 2013
If this is not photoshopped x1000 by this time tomorrow the Internet has failed.
Bob McManus provides us with a scorecard:
For the record, former Rep. Weiner is the cyber-flashing liar, while former Gov. Spitzer is the whore-mongering semi-psychopath who was responsible for the Paterson administration, in all its bizarre pyrotechnics.
Not to mention, endless fodder for me and mine… and a positive encouragement for capital flight. Sucks if you live in NYC, though…
…including one that would probably get me in major hot water, and deservedly so. Let us resist temptation:
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the race for New York City’s Democratic mayoral nomination for the first time, snatching the frontrunner mantle as the contest heads into the final months before the primary, the latest survey from The Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist showed.
Among registered Democrats, Mr. Weiner had 25% of the vote, compared with Ms. Quinn, who had 20%, marking her lowest level of support since polling of the race began. Trailing them were former Comptroller Bill Thompson, at 13%, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 10% and city Comptroller John Liu, 8%.
It’s gonna be a heck of a campaign. This is, like, going to give me free copy for months.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) June 25, 2013
“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.
I admit it, I admit it: I’m kind of conflicted, here.
Disgraced pol Anthony Weiner is potentially climbing back into politics after recently spending more than $100,000 on campaign consulting and polling — and sources tell Page Six that one person he’s looking to prove wrong about him is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who urged him to resign in 2011. “Weiner is still fuming over his downfall, and he blames Nancy Pelosi,” said a source. After Weiner’s sexting scandal, he announced he was going to get psychological treatment and take a leave from the House, but Pelosi released a statement calling for him to resign after he’d informed her of his plan to deal with the situation.
On the one hand, I don’t want to encourage anybody to think that they should be allowed to avoid responsibility for their own actions, which is what Anthony Weiner is trying to do here. On the other hand, pretty much everything can be ‘blamed’ on Nancy Pelosi, from why the Democrats didn’t take the House back to why FISA was reauthorized. On the gripping hand, Nancy Pelosi was right. If Weiner had tried to brazen it out he’d have lost anyway.
So I dunno.
PS: The NY Post does so love its headlines.
I applaud the efforts of Democratic politicians to ensure that I never run out of things to write about. Particularly if Weiner runs on an explicit campaign of Shaddap about my past bad life choices and I’ll shaddap about yours. I mean, after three terms of Nanny Bloomberg New Yorkers have no right to complain about how somebody’s mere candidacy is degrading the dignity of the office of Mayor of NYC. The man tried to ban extra-large Cokes, people.
And New Yorkers let him do that.
Seriously. What the [expletive deleted] were you people thinking, anyway?
It’s a beautiful thing, really.
We hear Anthony Weiner is testing the waters for another political run. Our headline writers couldn’t be happier nyp.st/T27fWO
— New York Post (@nypost) January 29, 2013
NO! Anthony, I was talking about the situation! Put it back! Put it back*!
Via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt.
*I quote Robin Williams: “When in doubt, go for the d*ck joke.” Which is not as good a life lesson as “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you that you’re making too much f*cking money,” but it’ll do.
Could former Rep. Anthony Weiner be preparing for a political comeback?
The Democrat’s latest filing with the New York City Campaign Finance Board, published Tuesday, may send some subtle messages.
His mayoral campaign committee, created ahead of his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in 2005, reported spending just one dollar shy of $37,000 in the last six months. It brought in $27,400 in the same period, largely through a transfer from a previous political committee.
Actually, I do know what to say: if this happens, I will never have a lack of things to write about in 2013. (more…)
The video below isn’t from Memorial Day weekend itself, but I have to agree with AoSHQ: hands down but this was the best part of the whole thing. Background: former Rep. Anthony Weiner was caught on Twitter showing his, there was two weeks or so of people doing their best to deny that fairly straightforward piece of objective reality, Weiner eventually decided to do a press conference when the naked truth came clear, and – he showed up late for his own press conference, presumably so that he could do some last-minute spin-planning. Only… Andrew Breitbart happened to be there, and the press decided to take the time to ask a few questions.
And hi-jinks ensued. Remember: the below took place while Anthony Weiner was apparently hiding offstage.
“Suddenly,” Mr. Turner said of voters, “they are faced with the most brilliant, dynamic, charismatic, Scott Brownesque candidate,” referring to the Massachusetts senator. Or, he added, people are so angry with the president “that they can put up some tired old guy with no political experience and he could actually win.”
“You can pick your poison,” he said. “I suspect that behind it is a great deal of discontent in the district.”
I imagine so, myself. It’s still a tough district to win for the GOP… but oddly enough, Democratic voters in NY-09 apparently may not be pleased with a political party whose members have been known to forward pictures of their genitalia to young women. Much like Republican voters in NY-26 apparently were not pleased with a political party whose members have been known to advertise (shirtless, no less) for adultery on Craigslist. But when you put it that way then people find it harder to find a deeper meaning in any random Congressional election.