Weiner: “I can’t say that they’re not going to be able to find another picture”

posted at 7:21 pm on April 24, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Just when we thought politics was not going to be fun any more, Anthony Weiner stands tall … in a manner of speaking.  The disgraced former Congressman has been probing the idea of running for mayor,  more than two years after he posted photos of his genitalia on Twitter.  Does that mean the scandal is over?  Weiner himself seems unsure of the answer, and The Hill immediately grasped the import:

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday there may be more controversial photos circulating from his time in Congress. …

“If reporters want to go try to find more, I can’t say that they’re not going to be able to find another picture, or find another — you know, person who may want to come out on their own, but I’m not going to contribute to that,” Weiner told RNN-TV.

“The basics of the story are not gonna change, it’s behind me, it was a huge mistake.”

Well, if Weiner can’t say that we won’t see another picture, that must mean that there are other pictures of his genitalia out there to find.  After all, if we’d seen the only example(s) of Little Anthony that Weiner shared with his virtual friends, then he’d have no problem reassuring New York voters that the scandal is truly, er, behind him.

The Hill’s headline tells the real story: Weiner warns of more inappropriate pictures. Indeed, that’s exactly what he’s doing here — attempting to pre-empt another eruption by admitting it up front, albeit in a passive-aggressive manner.  The only thing he does say with certainty is that he didn’t conduct in-person sexual affairs with any of them, which would seem normal by contrast.

So what led to the affair?

“What does this mean that I’m doing this? Is this risky behavior? Is this smart behavior? To me, it was just another way to feed this notion that I want to be liked and admired.’’

Running for office does the same thing, no? It feeds Weiner’s insecurities. Why, then, should New Yorkers or anyone else act as enablers for Weiner’s ego stroking? Other than the upcoming slide show, I mean.

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Why look now..
You will create a new one later..

Electrongod on April 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Weiner is just a knock-off politician,

Electrongod on April 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Slick trick to warn of dic pic.

catmman on April 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Grandpappy Bishop once told me: “Listen here you little piece o’ shiite, don’t never ever ever trust a man with heavy-lidded eyes. Now get me another whiskey or I’ll punch you again!”

Open your eyes, weenie, you look like you’re falling asleep.

Bishop on April 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Weiner and nekkid pictures– The jokes just write themselves..

melle1228 on April 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

What was it Meghan McCain said about Weiner in the New York Times magazine piece, back in May, 2001, just before Weiner’s weiner got posted to the net?


I like Anthony Weiner, the congressman from New York. He has YouTube moments I find entertaining,

coldwarrior on April 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

“ego stroking” Now that is funny.

Jeff Weimer on April 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

This ought to be fun.

Loose the hounds.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I can hardly wait until another picture raises its ugly head.

Lily on April 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

2011…not 2001…dammit.

coldwarrior on April 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Running for office does the same thing, no? It feeds Weiner’s insecurities. Why, then, should New Yorkers or anyone else act as enablers for Weiner’s ego stroking?

Are you sure it was his ego that was stroked?

trigon on April 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

he’s like the cheap imported politician you can buy at walmart. total dirtbag.

deimos on April 24, 2013 at 7:29 PM

“The basics of the story are not gonna change, it’s behind me, it was a huge mistake.”

Heh. An odd statement. Very Freudian.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Are you sure it was his ego that was stroked?

trigon on April 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Yuck! I haven’t had that bad of a mental image since Larry Craig and his wide stance. Now I need to go find an icepick for my brain.

melle1228 on April 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I would still vote for Weiner over Christine Quinn.

monalisa on April 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

It’s like elected office is the only option for these guys. They can’t do anything else. They’re like emotionally crippled or something.

Dongemaharu on April 24, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Ed, “Weiner’s ego stroking”? Really? You had to go there? :)

kerrhome on April 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

All joking aside, (and it’s so difficult not to…) the sickest thing of all is this guy’s need to get back into public office. I’m of the opinion that a large percentage, if not a majority, of our public officials are probably psychologically unfit to hold the positions they are in. But, this guy is one of the most blatant examples of somebody that should never hold office.

trigon on April 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I think Weenie is perfect for N.Y. and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have enough money to try and bully the rest of the nation. Bonus.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

In an interview with The New York Times earlier this month, Weiner said he was seeking “people’s approval” with the inappropriate images.

A frank exhibitionist…

Drained Brain on April 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

“Its behind me”

What? Where is it? Um, dont you think you should see a doctor? I have seen some naked men and I dont think thats normal…

Valkyriepundit on April 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM

What a jerk. Off his political career

rbj on April 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Eeeeewwwwwwww…

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2013 at 7:38 PM

“The basics of the story are not gonna change, it’s behind me, it was a huge mistake.”

Oh STFU hornyweenie, it wasn’t that huge !
;-)

burrata on April 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM

What an odious character. They should ask him when he plans on consummating his “marriage” with Saudi Huma.

WhatSlushfund on April 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM

A frank exhibitionist…

Drained Brain on April 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Vienna sausage from what I saw.

VegasRick on April 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Weiner himself seems unsure of the answer, and The Hill immediately grasped the import:

Indeed.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM

“ego stroking” Now that is funny.

Jeff Weimer on April 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Dude, I nearly tripped over your last name.

chickasaw42 on April 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Old & Busted:

‘Vote with your lady parts!’

New Hotness:

‘Vote with your phallic parts!’

With apologies to Alice Cooper, ‘I wanna be erected, elected, respected…’

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Running for mayor because worthless, career politicians like Weiner are virtually unemployable in the private sector.

Can’t we just establish a Congressional Gitmo for these ass hats?

nico on April 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

I think the people of New York would be completely satisfied with Mayor Weiner.

Finally a mayor who would be standing tall.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Funny Seinfeld rerun last night …

Seinfeld Clip – He Took It Out (2:46)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpwJE5DEk7U

Paul-Cincy on April 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Running for mayor because worthless, career politicians like Weiner are virtually unemployable in the private sector.

nico on April 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

I dunno, I understand he has quite a long curriculum vitae.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I just can’t feel sorry for this guy. I mean, he was the biggest jackass in politics at the pinnacle of his career, and now that he’s literally been caught with his pants down, he wants to pull the same silly “redemption” routine as Mark Sanford. Neither one of those guys are truly sorry for their behavior. If they were, they wouldn’t be anywhere near a political campaign. They’d be spending their time making it up to their embarrassed families.

Murf76 on April 24, 2013 at 7:52 PM

“Its behind me”

What? Where is it? Um, dont you think you should see a doctor? I have seen some naked men and I dont think thats normal…

Valkyriepundit on April 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Perhaps, it finally grew.

nico on April 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

All joking aside, (and it’s so difficult not to…) the sickest thing of all is this guy’s need to get back into public office.

trigon on April 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

The simple fact is, he needs to find work and he’s totally unfit to earn a living at anything but being a politician – bottom of the barrel.

This may turn out to be a not-so-good idea, though. He’s about to find out how inexhaustible is the internet’s ability to make jokes about him.

(and that doesn’t even count the NY Post)

timmytee on April 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Running for mayor because worthless, career politicians like Weiner are virtually unemployable in the private sector.

nico on April 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

I dunno, I understand he has quite a long curriculum vitae.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Yes, but that curriculum vitae has been eternally lodged in the political “spectrum”.

Right here.

nico on April 24, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Does the lilweenie know that the office of Mayor is a public office ?
And that it has an L in it ?

burrata on April 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

“I didn’t recognize him from the waist up.”

-twitter pic receivers

portlandon on April 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Weiner warns of more inappropriate pictures. Indeed, that’s exactly what he’s doing here — attempting to pre-empt another eruption by admitting it up front, albeit in a passive-aggressive manner.

Yeah, let’s just get it out, right up front.

Curtiss on April 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM

A man’s man can be defined by a Weiner’s wiener

rich801 on April 24, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Vote Wiener. You’ve already seen his peener!

Sekhmet on April 24, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Donald Trump: please offer prizes for Weiner shots, but two weeks before the election.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM

He still looks like a weiner.

Maybe he and AJ Clemente should start their own talk show.

22044 on April 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Well, if Weiner can’t say that we won’t see another picture, that must mean that there are other pictures of his genitalia out there to find…….Weiner warns of more inappropriate pictures…

…once he gets re-elected…he wants to staple “LOST” pictures on telephone poles…and ad boards in store lobbies…without the media peckering him with questions!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM

without the media peckering him with questions!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM

.
uhhhhh…. that’s supposed to be peppering.

ExpressoBold on April 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM

So what is Weenie’s islamic name after his ” marriage” to a jihady ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XMr3QO2Sbc

burrata on April 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Somewhere in heaven Breitbart is sipping a scotch and waiting to hit “SEND.”

winoceros on April 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

There he goes again, rising for public orifice.

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Only in New York.

chewmeister on April 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM

He is thoroughly despicable.
The whole political system is just a sewer.

aquaviva on April 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Confirmed: Anthony Weiner leans hard to the left…

(Hat tip Jon Stewart)

PointnClick on April 24, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I’ll wager he gets elected. After Princess spreading bull, I have developed a low opinion of the american voter.

dogsoldier on April 25, 2013 at 8:28 AM

“I can’t say that they’re not going to be able to find another picture”

….Great, another possible weiner sighting.

easyt65 on April 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Get him to ask Huma and her Brotherhood what Sharia law says about people who expose their genitalia. I feel confident that a blade is involved somehow.

virgo on April 25, 2013 at 10:47 PM