Is it possible? Anthony Weiner, the former, disgraced congressman from New York City’s 9th district, is planning a run for New York City Mayor?
He has a $4.5MM war chest and apparently wants to waste it on himself before the time runs out on the money in 2013.
For those who have forgotten or were living deep in the Amazon when he was sexting with young girls, his antics as congressman even stirred some Democrats, like former Mayor Koch, into campaigning for his opponent.
Weiner mailed, texted and tweeted photos of himself in various states of undress, usually with descriptive sexual language. One of the lewd photos went to a 17 year old. He also lied about it and tried to let the blogger who exposed him (no pun intended) take the blame.
Weiner is and was married at the time and his wife was pregnant while he had twitter sex with numerous women.
To continue lying, it was necessary for him to make false accusations against Andrew Breitbart, the blogger who captured the tweets. The falsely-accused Breitbart went to Weiner’s pre-arranged press conference. Since Weiner wasn’t in the room when Breitbart arrived and because the press had questions for him, Breitbart went to the podium and inadvertently hijacked the press conference.
If Weiner doesn’t win the Mayoral race, he wants to be a Public Advocate, a useless job which pays over $162K a year. Public advocates are watchdogs who primarily make sure that the ne’er-do-wells get as much of the taxpayer money as possible.
I don’t know how realistic either of these jobs are for Mr. Weiner to acquire unless the people of New York City want to turn the city’s politics into a regular comedy skit. They might, it’s New York.
Perhaps the new Mayor will (should Weiner lose) turn over his/her function as host of the annual hot dog eating contest. It’s not a bad gig for the congressman who sent photos of his weenie throughout the twitterverse.
via NY Post
…Weiner, 47, has even spoken to former staffers about going back to work for him, according to another source.
And he wants to run soon because the public match on his campaign funds are due to expire after the 2013 election.
“I’ve heard he is seriously thinking about getting into a citywide race in 2013 and would like it to be mayor,” said a source with ties to Weiner. “In his mind, he’s trying to figure out how to run for mayor.”
He’s reached out to politicos to “talk about the landscape,” said a former staffer.
The buzz in political circles is that the sext-happy Weiner has a better shot at public advocate — a $165,000-a-year job viewed as a “cleansing” post where he could put his character issues further behind him as he prepped for a 2017 mayoral run.
“The general feeling is that you can’t text pictures of your penis to a girl, then lie about it, then get kicked out of the House and then run for mayor right after,” said a political consultant. “But people believe there is a way for him to run for a lesser office.”…