“Anthony Weiner: He died as he lived — obscenely.” I defy anyone to come up with a more fitting epitaph for the political career of Carlos Danger, which officially ended last night with a bang that sounded a lot like a whimper.
The Wall Street Journal observes, via the Associated Press, that the twice-disgraced New York politician, who resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal in 2011, went out with a predictably angry flourish.
Finishing an embarrassing fifth in the Democratic primary, Weiner had just given his concession speech at a Manhattan bar when Lindsey Christ, a reporter with NY1, apparently exchanged words with him.
Weiner, evidently convinced that actions speak louder than words, flashed a middle finger salute at Christ, which she tweeted early this morning, along with the message:
Not really sure how we show this on television... pic.twitter.com/IivT9W96Di
The photo was taken through the tinted window of a car. Weiner was seated in the back.
As one can imagine, Christ generated quite a bit of Twitter activity with her post. Most, though not all, of the comments were supportive of Christ and critical of Weiner. The funniest was posted by a user named Dan, who wrote:
Well, now we know where all the surplus Viagra settled in his system.
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