Multiple sources have indicated that disgraced former Congressman, Anthony Weiner, is looking to get back into the public spotlight, even mulling a run for New York City mayor.
The sources, reported by the New York Post, indicate Weiner would like to run for Mayor in 2013, before the public match on his $4.5 million war chest expires.
The Post reported the story as only they can – laced with jokes and innuendo.
Anthony Weiner’s not shrinking from elected office.
The disgraced former congressman — who’s sitting on a $4.5 million campaign war chest — is mulling a bid for citywide office next year and “seriously considering” a mayoral run, multiple sources told The Post.
The cocky pol is also open to the post of public advocate as a backup plan, said sources, who described the Queens Democrat as “desperate” to get back into politics.
Weiner, 47, has even spoken to former staffers about going back to work for him, according to another source.
Experts are indicating that he may stand a better chance of earning a public advocate position, where he could presumably lay low and cleanse his public image of a sexting scandal known as Weinergate, which resulted in his resignation from Congress in June of 2011.
As one of the sources put it, “The general feeling is that you can’t text pictures of your penis to a girl, then lie about it, then get kicked out of the House and then run for mayor right after.”
In New York, why not?
On Friday, the Knicks lost their first game since ‘Linsanity’ started to engulf the city of New York. Jeremy Lin, the Asian-American sensation, has spawned a winning streak and a craze that transcended basketball, leading to a plethora of ‘Lin’ themed headlines in the big city. So when newspapers such as the New York Post ran a story after the Knicks first loss in eight games, it was no surprise to see phrases such as “Linning Streak Over” and “the clock struck midnight on Linderella”.
What was surprising however, was ESPN’s attempt to make a play on words after the loss:
Chink in the Armor
Who in the holy hell thought this was a good idea in the first place?
From the New York Post:
ESPN used a shockingly racist headline “Chink in the Armor” for the Knicks’ loss Friday night, along with a picture of Jeremy Lin, who is an Asian-American. The headline was eventually removed, and ESPN issued an apology late this morning.
“Last night, ESPN.com’s mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am ET. The headline was removed at 3:05 am ET. We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.”
Even more unbelievable than the offensive headline? One of ESPN’s announcers used the same phrase in analyzing Lin’s gameplay:
“He’s handled everything very well as you said, unflappable. But if there’s a chink in the armor where can Lin improve?”
I’m more prone to giving the commentator a pass, as the phrase ‘chink in the armor’ has been used countless times in sports analysis. But the headline seems a bit more pre-meditated.
From the New York Post:
His story about being a Navy SEAL wasn’t so fishy after all.
The Virginia man arrested for gun possession in Manhattan Thursday and thrown in a psych ward when he claimed to be a member of the elite military unit but couldn’t provide proof was telling the truth, The Post has learned.
Shaun Day, 29, was on a two-week leave when cops harpooned him for running a red light at 12:30 a.m. at Second Avenue and East 26th Street.
When cops searched his pickup truck, they discovered a 9mm semiautomatic and three ammunition clips.
During the arrest, Day was rambling incoherently and harped that he was a SEAL —but had no proof for cops.
All kidding aside, let’s hope Mr. Day receives the proper care he deserves for PTSD.