While Uppity is off “having a life”, all hell is breaking loose. We’re all doing our best to help out, but there are forces at work that just defy sanity. I first became aware of this story when my friend Mack stopped short in front of a news stand on Sunday and shrieked “What in gay hell is going on around here?!” Then I saw the headline “Weiner Rising!”
There doesn’t seem to be a way that I could write about this without innuendo (I admit it – I have no restraint) so I’ll quote the New York Post verbatim along with their accompanying photo, complete with their odd product placement choice beneath:
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. And he wants to run soon because the public match on his campaign funds are due to expire after the 2013 election.
“I’ve heard he is seriously thinking about getting into a citywide race in 2013 and would like it to be mayor,” said a source with ties to Weiner. “In his mind, he’s trying to figure out how to run for mayor.”
He’s reached out to politicos to “talk about the landscape,” said a former staffer.
All along, I thought he was quietly living in shame, schlepping around the house, trying to find things to do – but running for public office? (Mack swears she saw him swilling cheap wine in front of an abandoned Lucille Roberts at a strip mall in Bayside, but I wonder about that). I haven’t heard a peep about him since his dramatic press conference when he announced
his ass was toast he was stepping down
Has He Learned His Lesson?
I have a wonderful fantasy about Huma and Hillary having a little girl talk; Huma complaining “I can’t stand it another day! How can I get him the hell out of the house? All day, all night – the incessant whining…” while a cool, calm and collected Hillary says “I know – Tell him to run for Mayor! The shame will do him good, make him stronger. Who cares if he has a breakdown? Win, lose or draw, at least he’s out of your hair. How about some drinks?”
I can see him possibly getting away with running for public advocate (because I’m told his constituents have forgiven him for being a revolting assclown), but Mayor??? How do we know we can trust him not to tweet pictures of large sodas?
I hope I’ve kept you entertained while Uppity is catching her breath. Thanks for indulging me