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Mayor Anthony Weiner? Really? Really?


Remember that guy who got himself elected to Congress, landed a powerful/gorgeous wife, then sent pictures of his dick to several women, lied about it — repeatedly — and then had to resign from his House seat in disgrace? Well, now he apparently wants to be your mayor, New York.

That’s right — shamed former Congressman Anthony Weiner is reportedly plotting a return to public life, and he’s got his eye on Gracie Mansion.

The New York Post yesterday ran a front-page article — packed with penis/Weiner puns — claiming that sources say the former congressman is flirting (sans cock-shots) with the idea of returning to public life. The sources claim he’s considering a mayoral run. If that’s out of the question for 2013 (read: if people aren’t ready to trust a lying former congressman who sent penis pics to several women), he hopes to run for public advocate in an attempt to regain the public’s trust before seeking the mayor’s office in 2017.

Weiner was a pretty popular guy amongst New York City Dems, and was considered a rising star on the national political scene — before he sent penis pics to multiple women who weren’t his wife, that is. The risque photos are one thing. Vehemently/repeatedly lying about them is another.

In other words, the penis pics are indicative of extremely poor judgment — and, while stupid, aren’t the end of the world. Lying about them is indicative of, well, him being a liar, and are enough to make us never want to elect this guy dog-catcher, let alone the mayor of the entire city.

We want to know what you thing, though: would you vote for Anthony Weiner if he runs for mayor?

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