Takeover Thursdays – Anthony Weiner Resigns

Finally ‘Weinergate’ has come to a conclusion; and with that said the 3 week circus involving Anthony Weiner and his infamous pics of him being shirtless and his ‘Frank and Beans’ can now pack up its tent and move on.

BUT……

Before the circus could leave town Weiner had to have one more moment in the sun.  Weiner held a press conference to announce that he would be stepping down as Representative of New York’s 9th District.  Not sure if Weiner believed this would be a quick and quiet press conference, if he did then it is no shock that his self indulged pics are now all over the net.

So what is next for Anthony Weiner?

As embarrassing this scandal is it’s not the end of the world for Weiner; the key is he never did anything illegal… Stupid YES, but nothing illegal!

Look at Eliot Spitzer as an example of a comeback story; he stepped down as Governor of New York.  Shortly after he was a contributor to CNN and then he turned that into a show on CNN.  All the while as his successor David Paterson struggled as governor, there was actually polls showing that New Yorkers would be open to Spitzer returning as governor.

Weiner’s strength is his gift for gab; he has had some memorable moments on the floor of the House of Representatives.  That is a talent that can carry over into the world of political pundit, he just needs to take a step back and let everything cool down.  News networks like MSNBC and CNN will be knocking on his door and don’t be surprised if Fox News requests his services; can you imagine the segments with O’Reilly and Weiner going back and forth?

Who knows after a couple of years have passed Weiner might be able to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayor of NYC; I mean Washington DC elected a former crackhead twice!!

It’s a lil erie how Weiner talks about his use of Twitter and Weiner jokes in this video.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesday – Really Anthony Weiner?????

On Tuesday I laid out what seemed to be a simple path were Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) could somewhat recover from ‘Weinergate’ (Talking Points Tuesdays – Anthony ‘Weinergate’ Weiner).

  • Keep a low profile
  • A do what you can for your constituents; fill potholes and cleanup the neighborhood playgrounds

With that said the 1 stipulation in all of this was that Weiner would have to stay clear of any more controversy; there could be no more pictures or emails/chats leaked from other women. It was the whole reason behind Weiner’s press conference on Monday; Weiner would stand there and answer every question from the media until there were no more questions.  At that point the story could then begin the process of fading away; of course there would still be the Ethics Investigation but since no crime was committed Weiner would have more than likely received a slap on the wrist.

WELL……………………

You can throw all of that out the window as a new photo has emerged, and this time the photo is x-rated!

WTF!!!!!

Before Weiner spoke on Monday Conservative Blogger Andrew Brietbart held an impromptu press conference stating that he had another photo in his possession that Weiner had sent to another woman.  He stated this photo was of the x-rated nature and that he would not release photo if Weiner would stop attacking him (Breitbart) and stop accusing him of hacking his (Weiner) Twitter account.  When Weiner stepped to the podium he apologized to Breitbart and at that point it was assumed the alleged x-rated photo would not be released.  Breitbart went as far to say that he did not want to ruin Weiner’s family life so he saw no reason to release the new photo.

OH WELL…..

So Wednesday Breitbart appeared on the Opie and Anthony radio show and it was there Breitbart decided to show Opie and Anthony the pic of Weiner’s wiener.  Go figure why Breitbart is walking around with a pic of Weiner’s erect penis on his phone (some kind of sick enjoyment I guess).  While Breitbart was showing the pic to Opie and Anthony, one of the radio station guys took a pic of the pic from their phone and posted it out on Twitter.

Now we have Anthony Weiner’s Frank and Beans all over the internet!!!

And Weinergate continues

At this point I think it is time for Weiner to just tap out and resign from his position, this is just getting out of hand.  Sending X-rated photos is too much in my book; unless this story loses its legs it will continue to take away from what is important (Jobs, Debt Ceiling, etc…).

By the way let us not forget that it was also announced today that Weiner’s wife is pregnant!

It’s time for Weiner to take his ‘bat and balls’ and go home, LOL!!!

P.S. Since this post is about some dudes genitals I feel the need to add a major PAUSE for this entire post!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!

Talking Points Tuesdays – Anthony ‘Weinergate’ Weiner

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

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from any health care rulings

When U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s provision requiring people to buy health insurance or face a tax penalty as unconstitutional; he setup the stage for the debate to taken to the Supreme Court.  Judge Vinson ruled the “individual mandate” unconstitutional, and without the mandate decided that the entire law could not be implemented.

This is not necessarily about Judge Vinson, but more about Justice Clarence Thomas and the role his wife Ginni Thomas  plays in the health care debates.  When this case reaches the Supreme Court will Justice Thomas recuse himself?  It is well-known that Thomas’ wife has worked for and supported several groups opposed to the Affordable Care Act aka Health Care Reform.  With that said I cannot see how Justice Thomas can be an unbiased; it is a nice thought that he can separate himself from his wife’s beliefs… but Ginni Thomas protests against health care reform is more like passion!

It is clear that Justice Thomas MUST do the right thing and take away any controversy in future rulings.

Of course I am not the only one to express their feelings on this subject….

Gotta love Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!