Why won’t Weiner walk?

posted at 9:25 am on June 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Puzzled why Anthony Weiner hasn’t already packed his bags and headed for a little blissful obscurity — or at least blissful in comparison to the past couple of weeks?  Chuck Bennett reminds us that the Congressman hasn’t exactly built himself a parachute for his post-electoral career.  In fact, without his Congressional salary, he would have rather hefty bills and no apparent means to pay them off (via JWF):

Unlike many of his peers in the House, Weiner doesn’t have a business or even a law degree to fall back on.

Weiner, 46, took home $156,117 in 2010, according to his federal tax returns released by his staff. …

He owes between $10,000 and $15,000 on his American Express card, according to his most recent financial-disclosure forms.

He could live off of his wife’s salary, which is comparable to his own, until Weiner figured out what to do with his life, but that might be a bit awkward, considering the circumstances of his unemployment.  Weiner has never worked in the private sector as a post-collegiate career, going straight into staff work for other politicians before winning a City Council seat for himself.  Presumably, finding work in the private sector for the first time at age 47 would be difficult enough even without the resumé enhancer he’s added this month to his record.

For most politicians, the two obvious routes would either be lobbying or media.  Disgrace has a way of eroding market value in both industries.  Eliot Spitzer managed to overcome it when CNN hired him as an analyst and then as a host, but he’s a singular exception to the rule.  No one’s offering Eric Massa or Chris Lee talking-head slots, and they’re not getting high-profile lobbying jobs, either.

If Democrats really want to get Weiner to quit, they’re going to have to find some sort of parachute for him.  Either way, though, Weiner will likely not last past this term.  Democrats in New York will either eliminate his seat through redistricting (the state loses two seats in the House after the 2010 Census), or they will set up a primary challenge next year.  They may play hardball next week if Weiner’s still around by stripping him of his committee assignments and leaving him without any real voice at all, and hope his constituents change their minds and start clamoring for a resignation.  Otherwise, Richard Gere pretty much sums up Weiner’s plight in this clip from An Officer and a Gentleman:

Update: Jazz Shaw sends his thoughts via e-mail this morning:

In addition to my only partly joking top five list this week, there’s a number of other considerations here. The latest Marist poll is showing that 55% of registered voters in his district don’t think he should, which is fairly easy to read as a willingness to vote for him again next year. Democrats are upset with him, yes, but it’s primarily the DC beltway Democrats who want him gone. The NY Dem party, while publicly clucking their tongues, isn’t really losing much sleep over him at this point. And let’s remember, DC has nothing to say over redistricting out here. It’s up to the state parties.

As to redistricting, the last two state party calls I sat in on have been revealing on that front. For sure, absolutely nothing is settled, and taking out NY9 as low hanging fruit is absolutely one option still on the table, but it’s far from the only one. Two years ago, when the state Dem party felt like they had a MUCH stronger hand, they were talking about taking out Pete King’s district. Now, with the power shifting back to the status quo, that’s pretty much off the table, but they exposed their hand and the GOP is actually looking at any line shifts downstate with an eye toward strengthening King’s district, not weakening it, and that will be a factor in play before anyone agrees to give NY9 the ax.

For that matter, the national attention will be paid to which districts get eliminated. But out here, what I’ve been learning is that the far more interesting and potentially high impact decisions will be how the rest of the lines get moved. (And they are all going to get moved.) I think I already described to you how that *could* really help the GOP here in NY22 if one plan under consideration gets adopted, but there are a lot more cases like that. We have single districts in the North Country that are physically bigger than New Jersey in terms of square miles because the population density is so low in the Adirondack Park and the stretches to the north and east of there. Expect those lines to move, but it will also mean juggling all the district lines out near Buffalo, where we’ll probably lose a GOP seat.

Bottom line, the national eye is focused on Weiner, but he’s really an afterthought at the state level. And if he doesn’t get redistricted out, why leave? Not to argue with your wisdom, but the talk of a primary against Weiner is almost certainly just that… talk. Not impossible, but I’d put it at fairly unlikely to succeed. And as you point out, it’s not like the guy has a lot of other options waiting for him. He’s got more than a year for some other breaking news or big scandal to divert the media’s attention, and at that point, he can just try to hang on, win another election, and go back to business as usual.

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Oscar Meyer should hire him to sell hot dogs.

Pcoop on June 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Maybe cocktail weenies?

coldwarrior on June 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

pilamaye on June 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM
I read several places that he was on Schumer’s staff.

gh on June 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

That would explain it.

pilamaye on June 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

weiner could move into another district to run. those New Yorkers
kelley in virginia on June 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM

He might have to move to Chicago. His tactics in NY are already well-known.

gh on June 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

He’s gonna be a baby daddy now. Why doesn’t he just let big daddy guvmint take care of the kiddo like he want to do with everyone else’s kids?

ted c on June 10, 2011 at 10:11 AM

wasn’t he the one pushing for big daddy govmint to extend unemployment? If it was so great, why doesn’t he use the unemployment parachute that he wove for himself while he was still a functioning legislator? Too many holes in that plan, Weiner?

ted c on June 10, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Oscar Meyer should hire him to sell hot dogs.

Pcoop on June 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM
Maybe cocktail weenies?

coldwarrior on June 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Or he could be the new spokesman for Beanie Weenie!

pilamaye on June 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Get real! There are companies that will trip over themselves to hire someone with his connections. Yes, he might not earn what he once could have, but unemployment will be his only if he wants it. Besides the gray morality of lobbying now seems particularly suited to one of his character.
Besides, isn’t forgiveness the hallmark of liberal politics?

pgrossjr on June 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

His voice is all he has going for him in the national sense. He has been the pit bull of his party. Has he been a good rep for his constituents?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Here is the one question no one has yet asked

WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE THIS ONE SHOW UP ON “SOUTH PARK”?!!!!

pilamaye on June 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

With 190,000 New Yorkers poised to lose their unemployment benefits next year – more than 47,000 in Queens alone – and following a deal between President Obama and Republicans to extend unemployment insurance in exchange for tax cuts for the wealthy, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn) today called on his colleagues in Congress to extend these vital benefits for out-of-work Americans.

Without an extension, 190,000 New York City residents will lose their unemployment benefits by early next year, including over 59,000 in Brooklyn and 47,000 in Queens. New York City would lose up to $77.5 million in unemployment insurance per month after December 5th – and up to $238.3 million per month by next spring.

Homeslice himself fought for unemployment benefits. Apparently, he didn’t stay hands-on enough in order to firm up the plan or he’d be drilling into those benefits himself. Those benefits must be for ‘the others’ or something.

ted c on June 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Here is the one question no one has yet asked

WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE THIS ONE SHOW UP ON “SOUTH PARK”?!!!!

pilamaye on June 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

September or October, as that’s when their new half-season starts.

teke184 on June 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

His voice is all he has going for him in the national sense. He has been the pit bull of his party. Has he been a good rep for his constituents?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011

. . . and, if he has been a “good rep” that should provide a great deal of insight into the value systems of his constituents.

rplat on June 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Come on, he’d be on MSNBC 3 minutes after he lost his job.

Chuck Schick on June 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

A Leftist who has never had a real job in his entire life that complains bitterly about the capitalist system?

The word for that is not ‘Weiner’ it is ‘parasite’.

ajacksonian on June 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Since Pelosi decided that draining the swamp meant draining the swamp of scandalous republicans, why isn’t Boehner flushing Waters, Frank and Weiner?

Hint: A man who cries all the time is weak.

ROCnPhilly on June 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

He could go into the sausage making business with Barney Frank. Call them Weiner’s Franks.

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

He could work for Alan Grayson.

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM

He could go into the sausage making business with Barney Frank. Call them Weiner’s Franks.

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

yeah, didn’t barney have a ‘home based business’ that Weiner might be able to lend some of his social media and photography skills toward?

ted c on June 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I got it! He could get a job working for the IMF. They apparently love to hire perverts there.

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

rplat on June 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

I know, I’m just trying to figure this out. I like Steyn’s view of all of this.

Anthony Weiner tweets his crotch to young women on the grounds that, even if only one in twenty responds, that’s still a helluva strike rate: Shame on him. If his electors and the broader political culture acquiesces in that, shame on us.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Maybe Ron Jeremy can hook him up in the porn biz.

vcferlita on June 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

The Weenie probably has little to worry about from any ethics investigation: Maxine Waters Ethics Probe Being Stalled

…even though Weenie is white.

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

I could have sworn I read somewhere that Weiner was a tool salesman before he got into politics….I guess the author may have been speaking figuratively. \s

DaBeesKnees on June 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Spitzer-Weiner in the evenings.

thedudesblog on June 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Weiner looks like a skinny Arafat. He could be used in a diet pill testimonial (Arafat the “before” and Weiner the “after” picture.)

MaiDee on June 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Any Photoshoppers extant here?

http://www.myspaceantics.com/images/myspace-graphics/funny-pictures/mr-bean.gif

Just sayin.

PJ Emeritus on June 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

What’s the fuss?He has 99 weeks of unemployment checks.

docflash on June 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

I donn’t watch Bill O’Reilly (weak stomach), but I understand that on last night’s show he was visibly upset that (in his opinion) people are trying to destroy Anthony Weiner.

It seems to me like Weiner destroyed himself.

If anyone saw The Factor, they might wish to comment.

bw222 on June 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

One only has to look to nature to see that a parasite cannot live long outside of the host organism.

This tapeworm has never breathed the fresh, clean air outside of the intestines of government.

Poor little worm.

kurtzz3 on June 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Behold the contemporary Democratic politician! Never held a real job in his life, has been in politics since college (so he’s never been outside the left wing conventional wisdom bubble), and the political positions he’s held have given him perks and access to power.

No real life experience outside of politics yet he thinks he can tell the rest of us how to live our lives.

In the real world, I’d guess that most 47 year old men could do more than one thing to make a living. In 30 years of adult living, most men have had at least a couple of real jobs and maybe even a serious hobby. Weiner probably doesn’t even know how to operate a lawn mower. He’s functionally useless outside of the political world.

Now that he no longer has any kind of real power in the political world, he’s finding out just how useless he is.

rokemronnie on June 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

He could write a book…..a pop up book ;)

Dr Evil on June 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM

When faced with utter disgrace, WASP politicians quit. Minorities stonewall. Why is that? A sense of entitlement to break the rules the rest of the politicians can’t/won’t? I am asking an honest question. It worries me this caliber of person is making decisions about my life.

pc on June 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

People are not trying to destroy Weiner. His demise is of his own sexting.

Maybe he could produce videos about himself…short ones, of course.

kingsjester on June 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

It has become clear that he only got into politics in the first place so he could go on TV and get hot chicks to notice him. He has never been more successful.

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Hold up a plastic dog toy hot dog like a concert lighter during his speeches?

pc on June 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

bw222 on June 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

I had to leave the room. He was almost incoherent. His demand of the women guests to bow to his view was intolerable. I’m not even sure if he thinks he should resign, I think he does. He probably wants him to become a commentator on Fox. Safety net!!

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

He has made me doubt my gender. I fail to see the attraction of Horshack/Winger.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Yep. Ms. Kelly on Fox News sure noticed him. In fact, a least a couple of times during their discussions, she noticed him so much, I think she wanted to backhand him across the set.

kingsjester on June 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

It has become clear that he only got into politics in the first place so he could go on TV and get hot chicks to notice him. He has never been more successful.

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

was it Weiner that was driving the notorious SUV?//

ted c on June 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

He doesn’t want to quit because he knows there aren’t a lot of jobs out there for people to sit in their office all day while they email and text people and fondle themselves.

Why should he actually work when we pay him to sit there and play with himself all day?

SgtRed on June 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Dennis Miller was great on the Factor. As he said, everything you could say about this guy is a double entendre!

So, the question now is about his future, is Weiner in or out?

See, Miller called it.

MJBrutus on June 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Weiner finds himself in the same predicament as that of career criminals who wind up in the witness protection program after testifying against the mob.

No marketable skills.

I guess he could always become a porn actor.

trapeze on June 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM

I donn’t watch Bill O’Reilly (weak stomach), but I understand that on last night’s show he was visibly upset that (in his opinion) people are trying to destroy Anthony Weiner.

It seems to me like Weiner destroyed himself.

If anyone saw The Factor, they might wish to comment.

bw222 on June 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Yeah he was. But he was probably feeling Weiner’s pain since O’Reilly settled out of court for a sexual harassment charge.

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Now, what we have here is a man with no shame.

QED

esnap on June 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Yep. Ms. Kelly on Fox News sure noticed him. In fact, a least a couple of times during their discussions, she noticed him so much, I think she wanted to backhand him across the set.

kingsjester on June 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

And you can bet your life he’d have enjoyed every second.

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

And you can bet your life he’d have enjoyed every second.

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

heh. yep.

ted c on June 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Jim Treacher on June 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

ROFL. Now, where did I put that Windex?

kingsjester on June 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM

I donn’t watch Bill O’Reilly (weak stomach), but I understand that on last night’s show he was visibly upset that (in his opinion) people are trying to destroy Anthony Weiner.

It seems to me like Weiner destroyed himself.

If anyone saw The Factor, they might wish to comment.

bw222 on June 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Remember this:
BO is a man that settled out of court (for a non-disclosed amount) for freaky deaky phone sex with some gal so, I beg you to take anything (everything he says w/ a grain of salt.

esnap on June 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Where is AirAmerican when you really need it?

EliTheBean on June 10, 2011 at 11:02 AM

I had to leave the room. He was almost incoherent. His demand of the women guests to bow to his view was intolerable. I’m not even sure if he thinks he should resign, I think he does. He probably wants him to become a commentator on Fox. Safety net!!

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

That’s nothing new for BOR. He treats the women like hotel maids.

If the Weenie hits tv, it’ll be the Comedy Channel.

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM

To think, Allah’s inconsolable because he knows that Weiner’s “had” KP and Allah never will.

PJ Emeritus on June 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Why won’t Weiner walk?

He’s too busy standing?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM

And this is why, though my BA will be in Poli Sci, my masters will be in economics.

ernesto on June 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Total POS who I have no sympathy for even if he gos for a dirtnap.

He, who has no problem living off the backs of much better people.

He is the poster boy for what sniveling sheets leftists are, too lazy to try and to immoral to know right from wrong

eff him

Sonosam on June 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

In fact, without his Congressional salary, he would have rather hefty bills and no apparent means to pay them off.

How about working as a Democratic poller?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM

How about working as a Democratic poller?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM

…or a pole dancer in a gay bar?

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Ohhhh believe me….Weener needs to stay. That way we can all relish the release of information….

drip….

drip…

drip…

:)

olesparkie on June 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Good. Let him stay. He should be the poster boy of the Democrats. They can be the party of pervs who sat and twittered while the economy collapsed.

Iblis on June 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Iblis on June 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

In his tights and cape.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Weiner is typical of the “liberal” politicians in Washington today. He has absolutely no qualifications for any kind of meaningful work outside of schmoozing and glad-handing in the political arena, which means that he’s absolutely clueless about how his policies will affect the private sector. It’s people like him who are the reason this country is in the mess it’s in today.

RebeccaH on June 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

One reason only: He learned the lesson of Bill Clinton, which was int turn learned form Nixon – resign in disgrace and you’re political career is over. Hold on until the shit settles and your friends in the Party and the media (but I repeat myself)will create a narrative that protects you. Heard a tape of Barbara Walters today saying this was only about sex and was part of his private life only, therefore, he should not resign. Sound familiar?

Hucklebuck on June 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

He is unskilled. He is without talent. He is untrained. He is unschooled. He appears to be without decency, ethics or courage. He is unable to produce anything of value to justify anyone paying him a wage. The field in which he has “experience” is a field of spin, lies and fakery, at which he seems to have excelled. And in order to receive a high salary (does anyone in government have any idea how heard it is, in the real world, to earn $165,000 – $175,000 per year?)he expends his waking hours lying, excoriating, deceiving and confiscating the earnings of those who pay the taxes that allow him to receive his completely unjustified pay.

That such an individual can achive public office and high position within his party is in itself a condemnation of the political culture of Washington D.C. It is a far cry, I suspect, from the dreams of the Founding Fathers.

Blaise on June 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Good. Let him stay. He should be the poster boy of the Democrats. They can be the party of pervs who sat and twittered while the economy collapsed.

Iblis on June 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

I’m torn, I agree that it would be good to have him be the face of the Dem party, but to think one dime of taxpayer money goes to that pervert is too much to handle, swallow, put up with, eeerrgghh. He needs to be out of the news and out of Congress.

txmomof6 on June 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Barbara Walters today saying this was only about sex and was part of his private life only

Character matters. Both Clinton and Weiner(I can’t believe II just typed that) were not doing what they did in their private time. They were using our time, their work time and the WH and the People’s House to pleasure themselves. To all members of Congress and the WH, your private time is your own and it doesn’t occur during the hours you are supposed to be working for us.

BetseyRoss on June 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Sir, get a bloody job just like your fellow average Americans. It will be a good experience for you and good for your personal growth in learning to control your mouth and your temper.

Mason on June 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Blaise on June 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

In other words, Weiner’s a looter; plain and simple.

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Good. Let him stay. He should be the poster boy of the Democrats. They can be the party of pervs who sat and twittered while the economy collapsed.

Iblis on June 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Party of pervs ?? – Sadly it’s the republicans who, when caught in a sex scandle, usually involves homos. At least he twitted women.

LODGE4 on June 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Heaven forbid; the guy will have to go out and find a real job like the rest of us. Let someone else throw a pity party for this loser, and shame on anyone in NYC who votes for this troll.

redfoxbluestate on June 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Weiner doesn’t have a business or even a law degree to fall back on.

Clearly, he’s a man qualified to be in a position to control all aspects of our lives.

lorien1973 on June 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Weiner will end up giving $5 blow jobs off of the Hollywood strip…

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2011 at 12:28 PM

He needs to give Blago a call for advice as to how to sell a Congressional seat to the highest bidder.

Buy Danish on June 10, 2011 at 12:33 PM

The parachute they will offer is the same one owned by Mr. William Jefferson Clinton — he gets to keep his job, they point fingers accusing Republicans of the same “peccadilloes”, they take away his nonexistent license to practice law, but they let him be the poster boy on the lecture circuit about how a good leftist can recover from right wing character assassination and move from there to further contributions to our society.

I’m betting they’ll even allow the Anthony Weiner Foundation to advertise for interns, just like the William J. Clinton Foundation did. Hot dog!

unclesmrgol on June 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

msdnc host.
pr0n.
Talk radio.
dKos/Salon blogger.

That’s about it as far as high profile gigs go, IMO.

holygoat on June 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Heard a tape of Barbara Walters today saying this was only about sex and was part of his private life only, therefore, he should not resign. Sound familiar?

Hucklebuck on June 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

The slatternly Walters is not someone we should look to for guidance in personal character.

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Guy’s a skinny, homely, dork. Being a Congressman is his entire identity, and the only reason why women responded to him. If he was a produce clerk at Safeway or a shoe salesman, nobody would pay any attention to him. He knows it, and that’s why he won’t quit.

AZCoyote on June 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Amazing, a Democrat that’s in it for himself. /s

Weiner could be holding out for a few million under the table dollars and a seat in some lefty think tank, but I don’t think so. This is a guy who thinks of himself as Mayor of NYC. He needs to have power. Huma needs him to have power. I doubt that the Dems have the guts to kick him out, and there’s only a minor legal case to do so. Waters, Frank and Conyers all did much worse, legally, and they’re still there. It’s like watching a sleazy reality TV family.

They could call it Slick Willy and the Weiner.

Aardvark on June 10, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I am a Republican registered as a Democrat living in Weiner’s district. The poll showing 55% support is highly questionable.
Weiner pulled only 59% of the vote in 2010 against a no-name Republican who had no name recognition and a limited campaign operation and funds.

That was even before his marriage to a Muslim woman who is Hilary Clinton’s closest aide. There are considerable pockets of social conservatives in this district, primarily among the Orthodox Jews in Midwood and Madison, Russians in Brighton Beach, Bukharans in Forest Hills, and white ethnics in Sheepshead Bay and Queens.
There is a a lot of anger against Weiner because of Obama’s bullying of Israel, the state of the economy and the health care bill.
A moderate pro-Israel Republican can capitalize on Weiner’s unpopularity and carry this district in 2012.
The Dems know this, and he is toast, one way or another.

bigben on June 10, 2011 at 1:31 PM

He could always get a Sabrett’s cart – Weiner’s Weiners

PJ Emeritus on June 10, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I am a Republican registered as a Democrat living in Weiner’s district.

What the heck is your problem?

mizflame98 on June 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I’m not sure why people call Huma a devout Muslim. It’s against Islamic law for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man. For a practicing Muslim woman to marry a Jew is unthinkable. I’m not trying to make anything out of it, but I’m just sayin’.

Aardvark on June 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Could he be a model for Fruit of the Loom?

Wade on June 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Or is he the ‘Fruit Of The Loom’?

Wade on June 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Heard a tape of Barbara Walters today saying this was only about sex and was part of his private life only, therefore, he should not resign. Sound familiar?

Hucklebuck on June 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

“A member … officer or employee of the House shall conduct himself at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.” — Code of Official Conduct, Rule XXIII, Clause 1

Someone should ask Barbara Walters if she willingly breaks the terms in her TV contract, which she agreed to follow when she went on the air.

dominigan on June 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Raise your hand if you think that Weiner’s Congressional salary of $156K is the only source of income for Anthony & Huma.

Look at the clothes she wears, alone.

They are not living on $156K in NYC.

So this is a completely bogus excuse.

Missy on June 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Further proof that we rarely elect our best and brightest to serve in Congress.

Let’s all promise to vote more carefully in the future.

wren on June 10, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Surely he’s got some insider information he could trade on.

SukieTawdry on June 10, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Aardvark on June 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Absolutely correct. Of course, she’s a Muslim the way other liberals say they are “Christians”. She’s just talking the talk to play the diversity card.

Really Right on June 10, 2011 at 5:05 PM

He could write a book…..a pop up book ;)

Dr Evil on June 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Or, be a spokesman for Jack-In-The-Box . . .

Seriously, though, this guy reminds me a little bit of Jim McGreevey in a way.

He seems to be a “straight” version, to be sure, but he was just as out of control and rather openly sleazy. He just couldn’t keep it zipped up, and the press knew! Yet he was coddled by the media who kept his secret out of the papers because he was such a leftie.

Someone is undoubtedly probing further developments, say . . . regarding “fans” of his for whom he may have used his influence to land jobs. If any of them are essentially “no-show” jobs, count on some resentful soul out there to dime him.

One of the stories that also really caught my eye is the one on FrumForum claiming that sources are saying he lied to the POTUS about this . . . if that is the case, the curious “investigation” of an under-age girl in Delaware sure looks like somebody with connections in the First State may be ripping the scab off the wound.

Trochilus on June 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Becasue it’s tough to walk with your junk in that condition.

hawkdriver on June 11, 2011 at 10:23 AM

wIener simply has nothing on the inside telling him what’s right and what’s wrong. There’s no soul here folks.

Mojave Mark on June 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM

The confession came after Weiner had lied for a week about how a photo of his bulging underwear was sent to all of his Twitter followers before he quickly deleted it.

When forensics finds this on her phone, the New Castle County Police Department will issue arrest warrants.

Roy Rogers on June 11, 2011 at 1:20 PM

He can go to Hollyweird with the rest of the freaks.

Philly on June 11, 2011 at 4:09 PM

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