It is the kind of thing that can make a late-night talk-show host feel giddy.
As if he were not already roasted enough, twitter lingerie-model wannabe Anthony Weiner is exploring the odds of him rebranding himself. Not satisfied with being a hotdog of modern-day communication technology, the former congressman who fell from Grace – or whatever woman other than his wife that he showed his buns to – is now wanting to be referred to as Oscar Mayor Weiner . . . or whatever New Yorkers call their mayor.
In a frank interview with New York Times Magazine, Mr. Weiner explains why he wants to go from taking care of his fruit of the womb (the man has a sixteen-month-old son) to taking care of the Big Apple. He states, “I don’t have this burning, overriding desire to go out and run for office. It’s not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it’s now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something.”
The desire to “run for something” is to be expected of a person who simply wants to be on the public payroll.
In a commentary published by the New York Post, Andrea Peyser writes the following:
Is Anthony Weiner completely delusional? Or is he out of his flipping, sex-crazed gourd?
Whatever big-busted fantasies crawl around the ex-congressman’s delirious noggin, la Weiner made his next goal as clear as the skin of the wholesome college students he craved: He relishes being Mayor Weiner.
Please, shut up this clown.
Au contraire! Let Mr. Weiner keep talking. He will inspire joke material for professional comics, as well as for amateur bloggers. It will be like giving meat to dogs. People like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are probably already salivating at the thought of serving up Anthony Weiner as the object of their skewering.
If Mr. Weiner doesn’t end up serving again as a politician, then perhaps he could get a job being a superhero. Eventually someone in Hollywood will make a live-action movie about the kids’ comic hero Captain Underpants, and Anthony Weiner has already auditioned for the title role.