Bad news: NY governor not exactly thrilled about big Weiner comeback

posted at 3:21 pm on May 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Oh, the headlines I could have used for this post!  Unfortunately, Drudge already won the Internet for today:

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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?

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The Ds will erect him.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Huma Huma Weiner..? sorry.

d1carter on May 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Weiners second coming?

geojed on May 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Weiner should pull out.

Akzed on May 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

He shall rise again!

John the Libertarian on May 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I feel SO baaaaaaaaaad for Cuomo.

Wait… nope, I don’t. Sorry.

Marcola on May 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

New York voters? Heh… he’ll just slide right in.

Hill60 on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

What — Weiner isn’t liberal enough, or something?

Weiner is a sleaze and really needs to find a new career, out of the public eye. But Cuomo is a total nutcase.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Weiner/Holder — 2016

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Sword fight!

Oil Can on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Backtracking already… “it was a joke.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/05/andrew-cuomo-aide-governors-weiner-poke-was-a-joke

Red Cloud on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Weiner should withdraw.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

The Ds will erect him. Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Speak Engrish!

Akzed on May 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Too bad he doesn’t spell his name Wiener.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Maybe Weiner is just being a bit premature.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

But no shame if we pass sweeping draconian gun laws that disarm our citizens and turn some of them into criminals.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

More to come

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

NYC deserves Weiner.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

But no shame if we pass sweeping draconian gun laws that disarm our citizens and turn some of them into criminals.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

And so into the murder of unborn infants it no longer requires a licensed doctor to do it.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Another obstacle for the Weiner – his Weiner for Mayor Logo has Pittsburgh in the background Ooops

msmveritas on May 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

OT Real voter suppression in 2012

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM

NYC deserves Weiner.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Agreed. I hope he gets shoved down their throats.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM

From the headline thread:

Translation — “How can I campaign for president in 2016 out of my home base in New York if I’ve got this jerk as mayor reminding everyone of New York State Democratic Party morals?“

jon1979 on May 23, 2013 at 11:45 AM

This! Democrats are transparent. (Insert Weiner naked joke here)

Paul-Cincy on May 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM

“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.”

That’s some sales pitch he’s got there.
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Bitter Clinger on May 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Acting like a degenerate and mysoginist is a resume enhancer for democrats. I’m sure HAL would approve.

jawkneemusic on May 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I doubt he makes it past the primary. My son is a NYC school teacher and he says word is the teacher’s union will not endorse him.

BeachBum on May 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Drudge is feeling teh sass today. More so than usual. Current headline is “OBAMA TO DRONE LESS”.

apostic on May 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Pish posh, I’m a firm supporter of Weiner.

NoDonkey on May 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Seems like a big challenge in this race will be all the trite slogans he can’t use:

As Mayor I’ll work hard for the people of New York.

As Mayor I’ll always stick up for the little guy.

As Mayor I’ll be a hands-on manager.

Hmmmm . . . maybe this:

Weiner for Mayor. It can’t get any worse, right?

SoRight on May 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Acting like a degenerate and mysoginist is a resume enhancer for democrats. I’m sure HAL would approve.

jawkneemusic on May 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM

We don’t call HAL ‘Hotlips’ for nothing, you know. I’m sure Weiner is right up his alley.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Bad news: NY governor not exactly thrilled about big Weiner comeback

Or even a little Wiener comeback!

UltimateBob on May 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Weiner pulls a-head!

geojed on May 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Big Weiner come—-back- oh the humanity -and the puns

gerrym51 on May 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Anyone who votes for Weiner is a sucker.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Even better headline: As Erection nears its climax Weiner pulls a-head!

geojed on May 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Big Weiner come—-back- oh the humanity -and the puns

gerrym51 on May 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I love good puns, and these guys are killing me!

Someone save me from myself! LOL

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

If he is a real democrat, he will abort his campaign…

right2bright on May 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Muslims will not like his Jewishness and profane actions. But you know the old expression, “never a machete wielding Jihadist around when you need one”.

IlikedAUH2O on May 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

So, as far as the NYC mayoral race goes, it’s official? Weiner’s in?

joejm65 on May 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

So if Weenie is erected, he will be the first muzie mayor of NYC, right ?
I hope he wins .

burrata on May 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Even better headline: As Erection nears its climax Weiner pulls a-head!

geojed on May 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Top pun, thread winner!

I’m sure NYC voters are looking forward to Erection Day.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Slightly off topic (although we are talking about Democrats and Drudge headlines here):

Look at the new headline at Drudge…. Behold the photo of Barky over the headline, “OBAMA TO DRONE LESS.”

Have you ever seen a more clueless looking MF-er in your life?

Classic deer-in-the-headlights look.

UltimateBob on May 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

So, as far as the NYC mayoral race goes, it’s official? Weiner’s in?

joejm65 on May 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Unless he falls out.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Huma wants answers – Weiner grilled.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM

I wonder how hard we have the Mods laughing right now.

This is the most fun thread ever!

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:41 PM

‘Huma Weiner’ still makes me lol like a 12 year old…

joejm65 on May 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Unless he falls out.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Maybe the people of NYC will use a gentle hand to guide Weiner back in.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

If NewYorkies erect Weeny, will it be an electile dysfunction ?

burrata on May 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

NYC deserves Weiner.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Agreed. I hope he gets shoved down their throats.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Wow, thread winners abound on this topic..let’s start with
this one.

ToddPA on May 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Rush said today that Weiner may be rising. Maybe because he saw an attractive woman?

Steve Z on May 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

When will the softball/fluff questions start?

nobar on May 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM

inappropriate digital conversations

So it speaks? Digitally of course.

MNHawk on May 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM

A city that elected Nanny Bloomberg (three times) deserves Wiener.

Wethal on May 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Well, if he Loses, he’ll have a good C*ck and Bull story.

ToddPA on May 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Or maybe it’s the Magic Digit that speaks?

MNHawk on May 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Maybe the people of NYC will use a gentle hand to guide Weiner back in.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

And if he can’t make it, I’m sure he’ll feel better to know it happens sometimes and everyone understands.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

52/47 – Weiner comes from behind.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM

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.

At last report, Monica Lewinsky made a large campaign donation and will relocate to New York if Weiner wins.

Steve Z on May 23, 2013 at 3:47 PM

And if he can’t make it, I’m sure he’ll feel better to know it happens sometimes and everyone understands.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Weiner concession speech: This never happened to me before. Honest!

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Weiner dogs Cuomo.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Weiner changes positions to enhance citizens’ pleasure!

geojed on May 23, 2013 at 3:48 PM

At last report, Monica Lewinsky made a large campaign donation and will relocate to New York if Weiner wins.

Steve Z on May 23, 2013 at 3:47 PM

She’s tried cigars, now she wants a little Weiner.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Another obstacle for the Weiner – his Weiner for Mayor Logo has Pittsburgh in the background Ooops

msmveritas on May 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I suppose Chris Christie wouldn’t let Weiner into New Jersey to take a photo of the NYC skyline.

Steve Z on May 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I am bookmarking this thread for when I need a good long laugh.

You guys are killing me!

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Poll – Weiner up, Cuomo down.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

heh!!! He just may pull this one out…..

ted c on May 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Poll – Weiner up, Cuomo down.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

The hits just keep on coming!

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

New Yorkers will overlook a lot of things, but putting your junk on the internet isn’t one of them. Not for moral reasons, but simply because it’s completely lame and stupid. That’s unforgivable.

RadClown on May 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

i WuZ H@cKKeD!!!

ted c on May 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Cuomo goes on attack – Weiner hurt.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

“But, Lord! When I tell thy people that the Weiner of their fathers has returned unto them, and they ask me what is its name, what am I to say unto them?”

“You shalt say to the people, IT IS WHAT IS IS.”

JohnW on May 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

The cock will crow 3 times

faraway on May 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

bear witness to what happens when your ego is sooo damn outsized.

Epic failure is only one tweet away, anthony…..

ted c on May 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

If Weiner cracks down on porn, is that a conflict of interest?

nobar on May 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Still more Weiner to leak?

LetsBfrank on May 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Weiner’s grip on hopes for the mayor’s office is slipping……It’s looking like it will be an anticlimactic er…er election….

ted c on May 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I hope he doesn’t try to enter through the back door.

trs on May 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

If Weiner can’t qualify, maybe he can take up a new career as a delivery-truck driver. That way, he can get in, deliver his load, and get out.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Newsflasher: More Weiner to come!

LetsBfrank on May 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM

At least he’s putting skin in the game.

faraway on May 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Weiner feels Voters’ pain and changes position!

geojed on May 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Opposition research a Weiner Hunt

LetsBfrank on May 23, 2013 at 3:58 PM

In his last attempt, he got the sack.

faraway on May 23, 2013 at 3:58 PM

How big is he?

Doe NYC want another mayor with a Napoleon complex…

What? Oh. How tall is he?

Fallon on May 23, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I hope Weiner doesn’t get burned if pro-Cuomo reporters grill him.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Voters ask Weiner: Are you done yet?

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Weiner stands on principles.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

I just don’t see-men coming out for this Weiner.

crrr6 on May 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Voters ask Weiner: Are you done yet?

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Or, at this premature point in time, the question should be, “Are you in yet?”

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

If he loses, does that qualify as masochism?

nobar on May 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Weiner, taken out by Cuomo.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Weiner’s chances shrivel as Cuomo speaks.

LetsBfrank on May 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Weiner Stroked By Cuomo Opponents.

News at ten.

viking01 on May 23, 2013 at 4:04 PM

If Weiner can’t win this time he’ll be ready to go again in thirty minutes.

NotCoach on May 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Will his primary opponents gang up on him?

nobar on May 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Bad news: NY governor not exactly thrilled about big Weiner comeback

heh, not bad.

tommer74 on May 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM

there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos

The search for the Missing Link continues apace.

faraway on May 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM

You guys are still killing me!

I think I need some recovery time.

Liam on May 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Weiner beats around the bush.

antipc on May 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Weiner Shrinks When Endorsement Pool Chills.

Film at eleven.

viking01 on May 23, 2013 at 4:07 PM

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