Published Thursday, November 29, 2012, 8:52 AM EST
As most who followed his bizarre “I’m Too Sext-y” scandal last year would probably assess, it kills disgraced, attractive-in-his-own mind, so-called-“liberal”-of-Jewish-descent Democrat former Congressman Anthony Weiner to stay out of the public spotlight.
Therefore, he’s now exploiting Hurricane Sandy to get his name out there again.
As if anyone still wants to hear from him, Weiner yesterday published a New York Daily News op-ed (along with non-disgraced former Congressman Gregory Meeks): “The Rockaways, on solid ground: Hit hard* by Sandy, the community can rebuild with an eye to the future”
Drawing on his superior expertise, Weiner informed us that: “The last month has been a tough one — lives and homes lost, people left out in the cold, the uncertain road ahead.”
Later, like New York Giants fans who say “We won the Super Bowl” (as if they were the ones taking punishing tackles from Vince Wilfork, as opposed to lamely hitting on a waitress while taking advantage of specials on Bud Light at a bar), Weiner bloviated: “Our work is far from finished, but in some areas, we have a head start.”
Generous as he always is with other people’s money, Weiner additionally opined that “[n]ow is the right time to make ferries as regular as a bus or train would be elsewhere in the city — and to consider more seriously how ferries can be integrated into the city’s transportation plan, from College Point to Chelsea.”
Incidentally, Weiner’s Muslim Brotherhood-connected Saudi wife, Hillary Clinton intimate Huma Abudin, gave birth to a son recently. The Jewish-by-lineage/Muslim couple named him “Jordan.” How cute. (It is not known whether “Syria”, “Iraq,” “Gaza” or “Turkey” were also up for consideration.)
Additionally, Lori Lowenthal Marcus of the Jewish Press points out additional useful information:
The reception for Jordan’s bris [editor’s note: it wasn’t a “bris.” Only a Jewish boy can have a “bris.” It was an ersatz circumcision ceremony for a child who is not Jewish; Judaism — regardless of how well-connected one is to the Democrat Party powers that be — is passed down through the mother.] was held in the multi-million dollar Park Avenue apartment the couple moved into after Weiner resigned from office. The apartment is owned by Jack Rosen, head of the American Jewish Congress and a huge financial supporter of the Clintons.
If Weiner is considering another political run, he already has a potential campaign war chest of $ 3.9 million.
There has been talk that Weiner might be eying the New York City mayoral seat. If so, a poll conducted this summer by NY1-Marist poll shows New Yorkers are not enthusiastic, with 58% responding that they did not want Weiner to run, and just 25% in favor.
* Yes, Beavis and Butt-head fans, he actually said “hard.”