Bad news: NY governor not exactly thrilled about big Weiner comeback
posted at 3:21 pm on May 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
No point trying to top this, especially when the news itself is remarkable enough. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who might want to pursue a run at national office at some point, had tried to refrain from commenting on Anthony Weiner’s attempt at a political comeback in the New York City mayor’s race while Weiner remained uncommitted. It didn’t take Cuomo long to drop the hammer on Weiner once the disgraced former Congressman made his candidacy official. In an interview with the Syracuse Post-Standard’s editorial board, Cuomo said that New York should be ashamed if Weiner ended up in Gracie Mansion:
Cuomo: “It’s basically democracy. Those are grownups (in the Assembly) who are picking, who pick their leader.”
Rogers: “So if Anthony Weiner wants to run for mayor, he can run for mayor.”
Cuomo: “He runs? He runs.”
Rogers: “And if we elect him?”
Cuomo: “Shame on us.”
The upside, of course, is that Weiner has one less call to make looking for official endorsements. The bad news, though, is that there are apparently more selfies that may emerge during the course of the campaign:
Former congressman and newly announced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) said in an interview Thursday morning with WNYC-FM that there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos from the inappropriate digital conversations that led to his resignation in 2011.
“It is what it is,” Weiner said. “People may decide they want to come forward and say, here’s another email that I got or another photo. I’m certainly not going to do that. So people may hear things that are true, they may hear things that are not true, but I’m going to try to keep being focused on issues that are important to New York City.”
I wonder if it occurs to Weiner that he’s one of the main obstacles to that focus in this race as long as he remains a candidate?