Skip to comments.Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal
Posted on 06/05/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT by Libloather
Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal
BY Reuven Blau
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, June 5th 2011, 3:18 PM
Rep. Anthony Weiner ditched the Israel Day parade for the first time in years as the ballooning boxer brouhaha continues to dog him.
Several of his fellow Democrats and political rivals questioned why the congressman was nowhere to be seen.
"It has become a huge distraction," said former city Controller William Thompson Jr., a likely Democratic mayoral contender.
"It has become a circus. Every answer raises another question."
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Weiner should have attended the parade up Fifth Ave.
"I'd like to see him here," he told reporters before marching. "He cares about Israel and \[is\] very active in the Jewish community and he ought to be here."
Weiner, who also has his eye on Gracie Mansion, has said he didn't sent a lewd photograph of bulging briefs to a 21-year-old college student from his Twitter account last Friday.
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I'll bet. But is she over 21?
Maybe he felt inadequately equipped compared to all the exaggerated balloon parts.
What’s the matter - can’t handle the press hounding him? What a wimp!! And he wants leadership? LOL!
He did it to himself...and it couldn’t happen to a worse guy.
Response: I would think that after the scandal he would not show it at a parade.
Maybe he should have been a "no-show" on Twitter!
He crumbles and hides - to save his own butt. Thank God BiBi and Israelis aren’t like that as they are surrounded by adversity. This wimp would give the store away just to remain safe.
Seems someone posted that the picture went to other people as well but hasn’t been made public. Anyone remember where it ws posted? I think it was yesterday or the day before. Was it a high school student who had also gotten it?
Why do I just know, way deep down, that if this gentleman had an R behind his name, the party elders would have forced his resignation, the D’s would be clamoring for a special election, a RINO would be wearing the R flag and the D’s would manage to sponsor a ‘Moderate’ and call him a “Tea Party” Candidate, all the while pouring millions behind another Liberal?
All we get here is ‘must be photoshopped’ and quotes from Barney Frank along the “Whats the problem? It really ISN’T a BIG thing” line.
Hey, now be fair! Democrats just aren’t USED to the “press hounding them.” Cheer leading and covering up, yes. But never hounding!! So this takes someone like the Weiner some time!!
A lot of other D’s hate this guy because he hogs up time on the hill. A lot of Juuus are smiling at the parade today.
Distraction? Yes. Huge? No.
By Azi Paybarah
March 18, 2009 | 1:11 p.m
A photographer on Flickr posts this picture of Anthony Weiner at last week's Phagwah parade in Richmond Hill.
The photographer, who posted the picture under the name "surgery," wrote this caption:
"when congressman anthony weiner took the stage, the crowd cheered "big weiner" and tried, with only mild success, to shower him with dye."
"big weiner was not amused."
A Weiner spokesman explained that he had marched in another parade that day, but did not consider it campaigning.
From The New York Observer:
Weiner Welcomed at Colorful Parade
Well, underneath the bully lurks the coward. Never fails. Weiner, you’re in disgrace!
He’s pro-Israel. That’s what makes me laugh when I read the British papers - they think “the bitch set him up.” If they only knew he was a big supporter of Israel they’d turn on him in a dime!
Why aren’t the media demanding answers??? Why aren’t they demanding his resignation? Why did Reuters headline this story with Weiner as a “Republican”?
Why are the standards for Dems so different?
I hate the media.
You don't think he's 'dicking around' do you?
You’d think this to be a good thing to have a disgraced Democrat stay in office. The issue is not going away. The longer he stays in office, the more it will cost the Democrats.
Probably just hangin’.
Or maybe he went to a Ball.
Dunno. He also missed some gay pride gig.
“Israel Day parade minus kosher Weiner.” ;)
He’s talking things over with Huma.
Huma talked to Hillary about how to deal with a husband who causes problems in the marriage.
And I’m sure Anthony and Huma had some good pillow talk about all of this. I’m sure Hillary told her to be supportive of her husband, since he has to get back to work for the American people. And Hillary advised Huma that making a public scene, or leaving Anthony, or anything other than unqualified support will just make things worse for her. So Huma will swallow hard and suck it up and just accept whatever he does.
And other Democrats will just hope this all goes away.
Remember during the Mark Foley text messages to male pages scandal, that Nancy Pelosi charged Speaker Hastert did not oversee his caucus properly, and that there was a culture of corruption if a congressman could send out lewd messages like that. In the Weiner scandal, Nancy is silent about cultures of corruption and all that.
Weiner is acting like a Brat.
I like Jon Stewart’s line... “El Penio...”
That confirms he is not a Kosher Weiner.
I guess it’s hard to show you’re face; when you’ve been caught with your pants down.
The truth of the matter is that in recent memory, the only political organization that has been present as a group in the parade has been the Republican Jewish Coalition. Its Jewish Democrat counterpart, apparently now in harmony with Obama's foreign policy, has been conspicuous by its absence.
As for Weiner, does anyone really think that a guy who is married to an Arab woman with whom he is trying to mend fences would go to a pro-Israel event?
He wants to live in Grace Mansion, but can’t handle a few reporters.
Wiener...you are a WIENER!
Huma may be married to Wiener, but she is Hillary’s Bitc$.
I love the writers at the Daily News. Ballooning boxers!! Talk about hyperbole!
At this point, Weiner can do no wrong by coming out (fully dressed) and OWNING HIS WIENER!!!!!! He might as well confess. He’s already toast.
Maybe this was the wrong parade for his “moment.” When is the Pride Parade in NY?
I seriously doubt it, and watch your language, this is a family forum. :)
Pro-Israelists do NOT want him there now...
WEINER’S TALE UNRAVELING
Most emphatically "yes." I've lived in the NY area the past few years, and Weiner has showed up at maybe 6 or 7 Jewish events I've been at, largely Shabbat dinners and pro-Israel events. He always comes in and gives a 10 minute shpeel telling the audience exactly what it wants to hear. At the "Shabbat Dinner Circuit" he does (i.e., goes from meal to meal) he pops in for 10-15 minutes, feigns devotion to Shabbat and Judaism, then leaves for his next engagement. At pro-Israel functions, he invariably shows up and throws off harmless pro-Israel platitudes to feed the sheeple. His absence today is most surprising.
Pelosi, an ardent feminist, played a significant role in pushing for more information in a scandal that ultimately led to the resignation of Republican Rep. Mark Foley. For those who dont remember, Pelosi swept into the Speakers office after making calls for an investigation into messages that Foley was sending to Capitol Hill pages. Toward midnight, Ms. Pelosi took the floor. As a mother and grandmother and the leader of the House Democrats, she began, demanding an investigation into what House leaders knew about the Foley messages, the New York Timess Kate Zernike wrote on Nov. 9, 2006. Republicans booed, a rarity even in the raucous House chamber. She pressed on, however, smiling her unbudging smile.
Youd think this to be a good thing to have a disgraced Democrat stay in office
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Most definitely but isn’t the term ‘disgraced Democrat’ a great example of an oxymoron?
I also have seen Lil’ Anthony at those pro-Israel dinners.
Also, while the RNC may show up at the parade (this year I only made it to the post-parade concert, and Herman Cain spoke!), its mostly local Dems marching because.... there are more local Dems.
I am sorry I didn’t make it to the parade, I was hoping to shout “Look, it’s MOSQUE BLOOMBERG, the Mayor of DUBAI!”
Is Gracie Mansion the name of a porn star?