"He’s passionate—people respect that and respond to that. If he was a phony, people would see right through him. There’s nothing wrong with being gung-ho."
Queens Jewish Community Council President Warren Hecht says of Congressman Anthony Weiner in an ill-timed profile of the recently embattled representative. The article is featured in the Jewish perspective Moment Magazine, which co-founders Elie Wiesel and Leonard Fein termed “The New Magazine for America’s Jew.”
Why ill-timed? The article makes no mention of the current scandal facing Weiner.
"You wouldn’t be doing any of this if one of the objectives was not to increase the amount of pussy that was available to you. That is what you do. You don’t do it to be, ah, the most approval-rated governor of New York, for fuck’s sake."
— Christopher Hitchens’ take on Spitzergate suddenly seems relevant again. Thanks for that, Anthony Weiner. (via motherjones)
"To be clear, the picture was of me. And I sent it."
Anthony Weiner admits to sending photo of crotch, says it was meant to be sent as a DM and as a joke. He regrets the inappropriate action and apologizes to his wife.
Live video of presser via CBS