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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!