Anthony Weiner is winning in the world of hot dog marketing.
The wonderful combination of Anthony Weiner’s Twitter name and his sexting were just too good to pass up.
Coming to your supermarket freezer (maybe) some day – the hot dog called Carlos Danger Weiners.
Right now you can order them through their website.
In case you’ve been in a cave for the last couple of months, Carlos Danger was the Twitter handle for former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Carlos was all over the place having sexual chats with women.
So, Weiner is now running for New York City mayor and all this stuff is coming out.
The price of the hot dogs range from roughly $80 for the “Super Tailgater Pack” (40 pounds of Carlos Danger), to $4 for a four-pack.
Yeah, but the dogs are about twice the size of regular hot dogs.
Weiner should be proud.
Checking in with our favorite scallywags.
Showing the world your junk does not make you presidential material.
A new poll has Anthony Weiner setting an all-time Siena College Poll record with 80 percent of voters viewing him unfavorably, including three-quarters of Democrats and New York City voters.
Only 11 percent still have a favorable view of America’s most infamous tweeter – which is surprising to us.
We expected it to be lower.
Two-thirds of voters say the attention from the races involving Weiner and former hooker-loving Gov. Eliot Spitzer is embarrassing to New York.
Speaking of Spitzer…
He’s doing a bit better only a 59 percent unfavorable rating.
Then there’s San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
The guy is accused of sexual harassment by as many as 13 women.
He finished his “intensive behavior therapy” but might not be able to get back into his office.
The City Attorney’s Office said the locks on Filner’s office have been changed.
Yeah, they locked the guy out.
This is all quite amazing.
Anthony Weiner did an interview with the New York Daily News.
There were lots of questions.
Here’s the two you probably want to see the most.
Q. Is there yet another woman’s shoe about to drop in this campaign?
A. I have no idea. These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them. But who knows what they might do now. But none of it is new. It’s all old stuff. So I’ll be in this race for at least the next 44 days. And I think I can win.
Q. There is no one you are sexting now?
A. You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.
Yes, that’s called evasive answers, which in the past with him, has always turned out to be more trash.
So-called metal health experts are all weighing in on what they think is wrong with the guy.
Some say “the indiscretions might be an addiction with neurological roots.”
Others advance the theory “He could be meeting sexual needs unsatisfied in a marriage.”
And still others say he might be driven by “a combination of a mood disorder and feelings of inadequacy to seek reassurance about his masculinity from women he had never met.”
We say he’s just a jerk.
No matter how you look at it, this is amazing.
We touched on it in the previous article – now we go in-depth.
Anthony Weiner paid a private eye nearly $45,000 in campaign money to investigate his lie that a hacker posted a crotch shot on his Twitter feed.
That shows up in his campaign spending records.
This happened two years ago when rumors started about him sending naked pictures to various women.
His spin control was he was a victim — someone broke into his Twitter account and posted the pictures.
He ordered an investigation to get to the bottom of how it happened – and that’s how the 45-grand was spent.
All a large glob of shibai.
At the time, Weiner said he had also asked a law firm to look into the matter.
Records show his campaign paid $93,350 for “legal services” between January 2010 and December 2012.
It’s not clear how much of that was for the hacker “investigation” because the firm was doing work for Weiner before and long after the scandal.
All of this was and is wrong on just so many levels.
We’re sort of “live and let live” folks.
We don’t care all that much what you do privately as long as it doesn’t affect us or you try to shove it in our face.
But there’s a moral line in the sand and stepping over it moves one from respected to jerk in our book.
Anthony Weiner’s private behavior shows the flip side of having no shame.
The guy believes he can avoid the consequences of social judgment entirely.
It wouldn’t bother us that much if Weiner continued to sext women after his resignation so long as he admitted that, to him, such behavior was not immoral, not wrong, and not a violation of whatever boundaries he and his wife have set for their marriage.
Also, he should to be discreet.
Instead, Weiner he insists that what he did is wrong, that he learned his lesson, and that his wife has forgiven him.
Let’s call is what it is – shibai.
We doubt he learned any lessons from this.
We knew it was coming.
After all, Anthony Weiner said last week there may be more “stuff” out there that will surface.
And it has.
We’d feel sorry for the guy if he wasn’t so damn stupid.
It seems after he resigned from Congress two years ago for tweeting dirty messages and pictures of his junk to women, he kept it up.
Sorry, no pun intended.
Some habits are hard to break.
The guy is the leading candidate in the New York’s mayor’s race for pete’s sake.
Anyway, he admitted that he and his wife had to go “through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress” but does not detail what those were.
He added that some – but not all– of the stuff floating around now are true.
He didn’t expand on that.
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress.”
“While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me.”
We doubt it.
You may find this surprising…
A new poll in New York City shows Anthony Weiner leading the Democratic race for mayor and former Governor Eliot Spitzer is leading in the race for Comptroller.
Both were run out of office by sexual misconduct.
Both have a good shot at winning.
How does that sit with you?
As to why, it’s simple, actually.
Their notoriety is earning them good numbers.
It’s a headline driven campaign.
And, they are much better known than the other candidates because of that notoriety.
People frequently vote for the name that seems most familiar.
Then, most people say financial impropriety is a worse offense for an elected official than sexual misconduct.
A lot of people appear not to care what a politician does in their private live as long as they do the people’s business well.
My, have we changed.