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Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot'
Politico ^

Posted on 09/20/2013 11:47:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot' By: Tal Kopan September 20, 2013 01:09 PM EDT

In his first national media interview since losing the New York City mayoral primary, former Rep. Anthony Weiner joined Geraldo Rivera for a nearly 20-minute appearance on Rivera’s radio show Friday, taking responsibility for his loss while also blaming the media for focusing on his sexting scandal.

As he did on the trail, Weiner said he tried to run a campaign on the issues, but he admitted that revelations of further sexting after his resignation from Congress led to his loss.

“If you’re breaking the news here that the scandal and how it came back and the new things that came out … more things came out, yes of course, I’m not an idiot, I know it succeeded in derailing my campaign,” Weiner told Rivera, who said he was an early supporter of Weiner’s candidacy but was surprised when news came out that Weiner’s online interactions with women continued as long as they did.

“I took this campaign, frankly, on a bet, and that was that something at the end of the day that was behind me should not stop me,” Weiner said.

“Ten months behind you, that’s like yesterday,” Rivera responded.

Weiner repeatedly told Rivera he tried to run on the issues, but the media wasn’t having it, saying there is a “disconnect between people in your business” and citizens’ concerns.

“You had every tabloid in New York going bananas trying every day to derail me,” Weiner said. “None of the newspapers ever attacked my issues, none of the other candidates even bothered to take me out on the issues because they knew I would beat them.”

At one point, Weiner joked that maybe he needed a different name.

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Well, if you say so.............
1 posted on 09/20/2013 11:47:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

If you have to tell people you are not an idiot, well...


2 posted on 09/20/2013 11:48:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry sir, but we have evidence to the contrary...


3 posted on 09/20/2013 11:48:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I took this campaign, frankly, on a bet,.. "

..that's why your an idiot

4 posted on 09/20/2013 11:49:11 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

I beg to differ.


5 posted on 09/20/2013 11:49:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s not an idiot...he’s a dipsh*t.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 11:49:33 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: cuban leaf

Let’s just say that he lets his willie do his thinking for him. Not so different that a lot of other libtards.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 11:49:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver

None of the newspapers ever attacked my issues,

his issues were front page news for months!!!.....


8 posted on 09/20/2013 11:50:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot'

Danger Dick? Yeah, you are.
9 posted on 09/20/2013 11:50:24 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Sub-Driver

...and Geraldo is another one


10 posted on 09/20/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver
Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot'

No, just a douche.

11 posted on 09/20/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s really unfortunate he failed in the mayor race.
He would have been the Democrat gift that kept on giving...


12 posted on 09/20/2013 11:51:27 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Sub-Driver

If a Democrat likes to show his pee pee on the internet then he should not run for office. Only admitted foreign born Islamic terror supporting US destroying communist Kenyans have the quality rep to run for office.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Sub-Driver

and the survey says.....


14 posted on 09/20/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wonder how many of these he gets a day in his inbox.


15 posted on 09/20/2013 11:52:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Sub-Driver
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16 posted on 09/20/2013 11:53:23 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

Not an idiot just plays one on TV or any place else he’s on camera!


17 posted on 09/20/2013 11:53:23 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot'

No, but you are an arrogant twit.

18 posted on 09/20/2013 11:54:08 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sub-Driver

Is the word pervert instead?


19 posted on 09/20/2013 11:54:24 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver; b9; All
I've copied a resident poet on this. Just got this in email today:

There once was a pervert named Weiner,
who had a perverted demeanor.
Forced from the hill for acting like Bill,
now Congress is one weiner leaner.

Moral: “If you tweet your meat, you lose your seat.”

20 posted on 09/20/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Sub-Driver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFyWPeou4Gc
21 posted on 09/20/2013 11:54:47 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Sub-Driver

Rest of the world: “Yes, you are.”


22 posted on 09/20/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Sub-Driver
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23 posted on 09/20/2013 11:55:36 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Strictly correct.

Weiner’s behavior merits a far broader descriptive term, of which the term “idiot” is a just small component of.

Don't know what that term is exactly, because with this guy, his behavior defies description and words fail me.

24 posted on 09/20/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: nascarnation

He still will be. There is no such thing as an unemployed high level RAT. He can join some revolving door payola place employing Sandy Burger, Jamie Gorelick, Mandy Grunwald, Bruce Lindsay or other Clinton-associated “stars.”


25 posted on 09/20/2013 11:56:08 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Doogle

Now Weiner wants to be frank about it?


26 posted on 09/20/2013 11:56:39 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Sub-Driver; Roscoe Karns

Source: FReeper roscoe karns.
27 posted on 09/20/2013 11:57:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think the term “pervert” is probably more apt. “Degenerate” works too.


28 posted on 09/20/2013 11:58:08 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sub-Driver

He is a wanker, though.


29 posted on 09/20/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: rod1

When Huma becomes WH CoS in Jan 2017, I’m sure Tony can get a good job in DC.


30 posted on 09/20/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's not a man either.

Any actual man would hve slinked off the public stage from embarassment years ago.

What a worm.

31 posted on 09/20/2013 11:59:09 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, you are.


32 posted on 09/20/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He sounds just like Fredo Corleone.


33 posted on 09/20/2013 12:01:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver
"If my last name was Rivera and not Weiner"

Let's forget the subliterate grammar for the moment ("if my name were" or "if my name had been" for the grammar disabled). What if your name had been Carlos Danger? Or Sidney Leathers, Weiner?

34 posted on 09/20/2013 12:02:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cuban leaf

Ditto


35 posted on 09/20/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, you are a sick idiot.


36 posted on 09/20/2013 12:05:07 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: Revolting cat!

Soooo, he goes on Whoraldo Sewer show to defend his chastity??
Brilllllliant!


37 posted on 09/20/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not quite as catchy as Nixon’s “I’m not a crook”, but it’ll do.


38 posted on 09/20/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot'

There he goes again.......lying as usual......

39 posted on 09/20/2013 12:06:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe not, you are however a pervert.


40 posted on 09/20/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Sub-Driver

As our once CIC said to Paula Jones, “Kiss it.”


41 posted on 09/20/2013 12:07:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time was, a proud boast would reach a little higher.


42 posted on 09/20/2013 12:08:47 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Sub-Driver

Richard Nixon was not a crook and you are not an idiot...Now go away anthony into some rubber walled enclosure so we don’t have to deal with you anymore.
Freegards
LEX


43 posted on 09/20/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SpaceBar
Fredo Corleone photo: fredo_corleone fredo_corleone-1.jpg I want some respect: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what that means to me.
44 posted on 09/20/2013 12:10:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SpaceBar

“I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I’m smart and I want respect!”


45 posted on 09/20/2013 12:12:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

If you have to deny you’re an idiot, well, of course
it’s only the opinion of an idiot.


46 posted on 09/20/2013 12:12:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SpaceBar

“Time to go fishing, Anthony.”


47 posted on 09/20/2013 12:13:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

“every tabloid in New York going bananas trying every day”

Wiener, Wiener, Wiener. Give it a rest.


48 posted on 09/20/2013 12:13:11 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Sub-Driver; a fool in paradise

How long before this limp Weiner gets a cushy do-nothing job?


49 posted on 09/20/2013 12:14:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sub-Driver
former Rep. Anthony Weiner joined Geraldo Rivera for a nearly 20-minute appearance on Rivera’s radio show Friday

Boy, there's two guys who deserve each other.

Rule of thumb, though: if you have to say publicly that you're not an idiot after taking a completely asinine course of action, then you probably are.

50 posted on 09/20/2013 12:14:29 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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