Thingish Things

Weiner and the 2013 Mayoral Race

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - May• 31•11

The situation involving Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) has big implications for the 2013 New York City mayoral race. Weiner, the front runner for the Democratic nomination for mayor, is now “clamming up,”  according to news reports. He refuses to say why he won’t ask law enforcement to look into the alleged “Twitter” hack over the weekend that sent an explicit photo of a male body part from Weiner’s account to more than 40,000 people.  This just-aired MSNBC interview suggests that this issue ain’t going away soon.

Weiner is enough of a PR pro to know that his current line of defense isn’t cutting it. I would expect a new tune out of the congressman’s office within a day or two.  Or will he go to the grave with his story?

Either way, this will badly damage his 2013 political ambitions — unless he can unequivocally prove his innocence in the matter. And that will require an investigation by the FBI.

The choice is his.

UPDATE: This news video of Rep. Weiner this afternoon pretty much says it all.  He is now in full crisis mode — showing extraordinary discipline though.  But judge for yourself. Does he sound guilty to you?

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