As many of you know I am a big fan of Representative Anthony Weiner and his famous rants on the floor of the House of Representatives; but it seems the same ego that had him calling out House Republicans all throughout the Healthcare Debate has led to his fall from grace. Only ego would let a married public official believe that he can send pics of his bare chest and underwear covered penis to women on Twitter.
It was also ego that convinced Weiner to lie about posting the pic of his penis and blame it on a hacked Twitter account. Now Weiner will have to put that ego aside as he attempts to survive this controversy and hold onto to what is left of his political career.
As Politico pointed out this morning it’s not like Weiner had a standout legislation record; he was more known as a passionate mouth piece that stood out during the Healthcare Debates. It was Weiner’s fire that helped keep the momentum going for reform. Many will say that Weiner’s rants and brash ways was his way to build his inevitable run for Mayor of NYC; I have to admit that the idea of the fiery Weiner running NYC was very intriguing….
Unfortunately the likelihood of that happening now is more of a dream than a reality!!!
New Yorkers love a comeback story, we can understand people making mistakes…. But WTH!!!!!
If Weiner would have simply admitted that he was the one who sent the pic of his penis to 21-year-old Gennette Nicole Cordova he might still have an outside chance of still running for mayor of NYC 2013. Again it would have been an outside shot; but with Weiner admitting to lying his chances at running for mayor in the near future are dead.
But all is not lost with Weiner, at this point he has not committed a crime (except against his marriage). There will be an ethics investigation into behavior and the worst that will happen is that he will be given a slap on the wrist for being STUPID!
What’s important for Weiner at this point is that he has to do something that he may not be used to… Keep quiet and keep a low profile! Weiner took the 1st steps yesterday finally admitting he is the penis pic tweeter (LOL); then he stood up in front of the press and answered just about every embarrassing question. The point is to get all the questions out of the media’s system and then try to move on; the moving on part will not be easy especially with Republicans and even some Democrats who could look to exact some revenge on the hot-headed congressman who at times took no prisoners. I am sure Rep. Peter King (R-NY) a known adversary of Weiner is taking a lot of joy watching Weiner squirm.
All in all Weiner will not be able to control what Republicans and Democrats will do with his future, but what he can do in keeping his head low is focusing on the little things.
If there is a pot hole that needs to be filled, Weiner should be out there with a shovel filling that pot hole!
If there is a park to be cleaned up, Weiner should be there with a broom and brand new swings set!
If there is a block party or parade that needs a permit, Weiner should be right there filling out the paper work!
In other words focus on the people who put you in office, work on possibly winning their trust back. Maybe, JUST MAYBE… he will be able to regain the fire that made him a rising star as mouth piece for Democrats!
Here is a look back at classic Anthony Weiner
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!