KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, May 23, 2013—Just when the political world was focused on one smug, narcissistic liberal drowning in self-inflicted scandals, another one comes along.
Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s first name is actually not “disgraced.” Confusion stems from that preceding his nomenclature in most newspapers.
In a nation where people frequently fail upwards, Weiner is now running to be Mayor of New York City.
For the five or six people unaware of the Tweeting trouser boy, Congressman Weiner engaged in “sexting” relationships with several women on Twitter despite being a newlywed with a child on the way. He accidentally tweeted a picture of his “appendage” to the entire information superhighway, quickly deleting it after realizing that he forgot to hit the “private” button.
Failing to click private caused his privates to go public.
He initially told the media that his account had been hacked. Yet when the FBI offered to investigate, he demurred, triggering suspicion. Lying to the FBI is a crime, and we can presume he did not want to compound his embarrassment with illegal conduct.
He lashed out at media personnel from Megyn Kelly to Andrew Breitbart, although in the end Breitbart was vindicated and the Congressman resigned.
The Weiner scandal was one of the most unique scandals in American history. He may be the only man to get caught up in a sex scandal where nobody had any sex. His behavior might not have even been illegal, unless he used government property to engage in his sexting affairs. That has not been established, and Weiner must answer that question.
Questions about other women are moral issues, but legal questions must be fully answered. Ask Bill Clinton.
Other members of Congress were caught up in scandals at the same time, including his fellow New Yorker Charles Rangel. Yet while Rangel’s financial shenanigans involving illegal tax havens was far more serious, he kept his job by possessing the one quality Weiner never did. Rangel is likable, and Weiner was hated.
Weiner had a reputation as a nasty, caustic, obnoxious lout. People were gleeful to see him fall.
America loves a good redemption story, and Weiner, like most liberals, will simply say the words “middle class families” in every third sentence and hope the voters are too imbecilic to question what that platitude even means.
If anything, Weiner is aiming too low. He should not settle for being Mayor of New York. Gotham City under Rudy Giuliani was like the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. It was special. Michael Bloomberg devalued the Gotham brand.
Weiner needs a job perfectly suited for his talents. He should run for President of the United States. If Barack Obama can do it, anybody can. They have more in common than one might realize.
Obama’s devotion to his family is well known preferring traditional abuse of power scandals, so its not the bad decisions about Tweeting. Obama and Weiner have a real common bond.
They have both managed to live half a century without ever holding a real job.
Obama rode a wave of hope and change, as the media glossed over the fact that he had never been gainfully employed. He had no skills. He had never run a city, state, or business. He did not know how to do anything because he had never done anything.
Yet he had such a high self-regard that everything would work out fine, a majority of the voting populace believed him.
Weiner started out as a lackey for fellow New York politico Charles Schumer, and stayed there. Weiner has never held a private sector job. Yet his lack of actual accomplishments is contrasted by his incredibly high opinion of himself.
After all, surely a person who has never held an executive position should be handed the keys to the kingdom of the most challenging city in America.
Weiner has no choice but to hope voters have attention deficit disorder. What private sector firm would hire him? Sex tapes do have marketability in some cases, but Weiner is no Kim Kardashian.
Going to a trade school will not teach him valuable skills such as screaming at constituents, threatening businesses, or hiding slush funds.
Obama will earn millions on the speaking circuit regaling audiences with his lack of accomplishments. Yet speaking fees for failing spectacularly on the job require getting elected first.
Weiner could be a very rich man provided he gets elected and avoids indictment for four years.
Obama and Weiner are the best the Democratic Party has to offer. No scandal will cause them self-reflection, which could slow down more introspective individuals. No lack of ability will dent their confidence of knowing all. Failures will be dismissed as everybody else’s fault, whether they be personal ethical lapses or leaving Americans to be murdered by Radical Islamists.
They are both bullies, and Weiner could quickly learn from Obama how to abuse the media and opposition groups with a pliant IRS and Justice Departments.
If the Obama legacy is to truly continue, Anthony Weiner is the man with no plan. He should run for President immediately. When he wins the job, he can just have everybody else do the work and take the blame.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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