Skip to comments.Weiner Heckled By His Own Mom
Posted on 01/26/2005 8:19:40 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick
Anthony Weiner got a public reminder yesterday that "Mother knows best."
As the Democratic mayoral hopeful blasted Mayor Bloomberg's educational policies yesterday, he was quietly corrected by his own mom.
After Weiner's first major education speech, the congressman told a West Side Chamber of Commerce breakfast that music, arts and language programs have been "decimated" under Bloomberg.
"You basically have one choice in school now in terms of a second language and that's Spanish," said Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn), a public school alum.
But his mom, Fran, a retired teacher whom he praised earlier, informed him that Latin is still taught in some schools.
After a back-and-forth, Weiner joked: "Please. I can't be heckled by my own mother."
Weiner criticized Bloomberg's top-down reshuffling of the school system, saying teachers deserve more autonomy and bigger salaries.
Weiner admitted Bloomberg recently called for a big boost in vocational training, but Weiner said a lack of emphasis on those programs has hurt kids.
He also criticized the disciplinary system, saying it can take 105 days to suspend a student from school.
"Anthony Weiner's education speech today was all politics and loaded with inaccuracies," said Bloomberg spokesman Robert Lawson.
City Hall officials singled out Weiner's claim that the mayor's Leadership Academy to teach principals is spending $250,000 per graduate.
Insiders said the real amount is about $150,000 - all of it paid for by private funds.
I've seen that twit on TV when they need a reliable 100+% Dem viewpoint. Apparently, even his Mom knows!
This would certainly seem to signal the end of this loser's candidacy. ;D
He looks like a Weiner.
Don't they have busing in his district?
Why do all Rats look like such dork's?
Did Weiner discuss how he will pay for all this?
He reminds me of Woodstock in "Peanuts".
He'll ask his mom for the money. It's only like a thousand twenty million or something.
A "pencil necked geek".
That "I'll get back at you!" mentality that results from years of schoolyard bullying (because they ARE dorks) is what leads them to become Democrats in the first place. For the rest of their lives, they misuse the powers of government as a surrogate Big Brother, to beat up the bullies who tormented them in their youth. ;)
He comes from a family of Weiners.
It's all in the eyes, my dear and I'm ticked because you wouldn't take Latin.
-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)
Pencilneck is right. LOL.
Would that make his mom a Weiner Snitch-el? :)
I cannot imagine more of a lightweight than Weiner.
This guy tried to make a name for himself right after Bush took office by challenging the "rumors" that the White House offices had been vandalized by outgoing Clintonites. Weiner was all over the TV, yipping and pointing his finger in righteous indignation.
Then when Ari Fleischer said, "Wanna see the video?", Weiner dropped completely out of sight.
I don't generally think a person should be ridiculed because of his name, but I don't think I've ever heard of anyone who has a name that fits him quite so well as Congressman Weiner.
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