Just when you thought that the Weiner scandal could not get much worse, it just did. As I have previously written, the Weiner scandal has highlighted the lack of ethics and honesty that now pervades our society and our politics. It is a story without a single redeeming character. Now, the woman who engaged in phone sex with Anthony Weiner and sextexting with Weiner has endorsed his rival New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn. That’s right, she is now the proud recipient of a Sydney Leathers endorsement. It is like Gore Vidal’s The Best Man in 1964 with you replace President Art Hockstader with Leathers, the former tanning salon employee and professional “other woman.”
In our society, celebrity status — even through infamy — gives a person status. Yet, in this case, Weiner has found another narcissist who seems as self-engrossed and disconnected as he is. She is the perfect image of a society that seems to be drifting away from core notions of personal responsibility and ethics. A liberal activist who knowingly started an Internet relationship with Weiner, Leathers immediately declared herself the victim when the story broke. She admits that she knew who he was and that he was married. The newspapers were filled with accounts of his trying to repair his marriage with a new born child. However, Leathers says she was betrayed. The political blogger declared herself “disgusted” and told “Inside Edition” that “It makes me feel physically ill. I’m disgusted by him. He’s not who I thought he was.”
Now she decided that New Yorkers may be looking for her guidance. After all, she had phone sex with one of the candidates for mayor. That has to count for something. Leathers said that after much consideration of all of the candidates, she has decided New Yorkers should take Quinn. The reason: impulse control. That’s right. She is citing Weiner’s relationship with herself as disqualifying in a sextexting version of Groucho Marx’s view that “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.”
Here is Leathers, 23, the political analyst:
“Obviously, she doesn’t have the impulse control problems that Anthony has. I love the fact that she is out and proud. I have so many gay friends, and I feel like she would be a great ally for that community. She cares about middle-class people. She cares about students. I feel like she is more in line and up to the standard that should be set for the mayor.”
Apparently, being “up to the standard” as mayor includes not having any dealings with people like Sydney Leathers. I doubt Quinn will be embracing this particular endorsement, but if she does, I would avoid any text messages.
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Gene, Great stream of consciousness comment! And, if my kids were still young[they’re mid-late 20’s] I would let them watch all those cartoons. I helped make them BIG Rocky and Bullwinkle fans. My daughter would belly laugh @ Bullwinkle.
Why shouldn’t we call her Leathers if that is her name?
But who would give a flying Schmuck who she endorses?
Ya do not have to employ Pig Latin on Word Press if you employ the schmuck word instead of the ukFay word.
And now . . . a little second hand wiener humor. Ever wonder what makes Weiner act like, well, a Wiener? Blame it on the French!
From 9 Incredibly Reckless Classic Cartoons We’d Never Let Our Kids Watch Now:
“6. Pepé Le Pew — Looney Tunes
Long before Anthony Weiner started texting pictures of his Carlos Danger to every 20-something chick with a smart phone, there was Pepe Le Pew. A French skunk with an aversion to taking ‘no’ for an answer, Le Pew’s adventures read like a ‘How To’ book on sexual harassment. Narcissistic, creepy, and obsessed with every coital prospect that crossed his path, Le Pew was the ultimate anti-role model for a society trying to make steps towards gender equality. Of course, it doesn’t help that Le Pew stinks like a latrine or that he makes kissy noises that indicate his actual smooches are pretty saliva heavy. It’s no wonder boys who grew up watching the lecherous Le Pew ended up convinced that every woman they met was interested in taking a peek at their junk. — Liz Brown”
And more suggestive evidence . . . just a little word substitution and the subtext becomes clear:
King Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for
the Holy GrailCarlos Danger.
French Soldier: Well, I’ll ask him, but I don’t think he will be very keen. Uh, he’s already got one, you see.
King Arthur: What?
Sir Galahad: He said they’ve already got one!
King Arthur: Are you sure he’s got one?
French Soldier: Oh yes, it’s very nice!
Even their music is outta control!
“Gigi . . . what you have to look forward to” indeed! Somebody put that guy on a list!
Booze, fatty food, unrestrained lechery?
Maybe France isn’t the best vacation destination after all, JT.
I blame Mark Zuckerberg
“Loose lips sink ships” is dying along w/ the WW2 generation.
Seems, Sydney Leathers is turning it into lace…..
Where to put this, which thread? I choose the Weiner thread because sleaze knows no political party line and this is just too dam good to let go wasting:
McConnell Campaign Manager: ‘I’m Sorta Holding My Nose For Two Years’
‘Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager said he’s begrudgingly working in his current capacity to help the presidential prospects of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), according to an explosive phone recording that surfaced Thursday.
In the recording, obtained by Economic Policy Journal, Jesse Benton — who ran Paul’s successful 2010 campaign before joining McConnell’s team — told conservative activist Dennis Fusaro that he has an ulterior motive in working the GOP leader’s 2014 campaign.
“Between you an me, I’m sorta holding my nose for two years,” Benton said in the recording, “’cause what we’re doing here is gonna be a big benefit to Rand in ’16.”‘
Libertarian and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul’s 2010 campaign manager proves through his own words that sleaze is alive, well, and working to undercut Republicans through their own Senate Minority Leader.
Weiner and Benton … two guys who don’t know how to “zip” it.
♫ When Quinn the Mayor’s elected, everybody’s gonna jump for joy
Tony pull out
Christine is in
You’ll not see nothing like the Mayor Quinn
Dredd, Where are you performing standup? I would pay to see you and a montage of your wit. And, you understand, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” You have some Dangerfield in you.
Evidently Hebrew National is not endorsing Weiner either.
Her name alone is enough to disqualify her to give any advice on any subject. wow.
“In our society, celebrity status — even through infamy — gives a person status.”
“Now she decided that New Yorkers may be looking for her guidance. After all, she had phone sex with one of the candidates for mayor. That has to count for something.”
With those two sentences Jonathan has highlighted one of the great foibles of our society today. We have become “celebritized” to coin a word. Ms. Leathers seems to want more than her fifteen minutes of fame. Perhaps she sees herself building a career from this notoriety. After all Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton have created brands due to notorious sex tapes. That they had prominent last names didn’t hurt, although Kim needs to get greater credit. The Hilton name was ubiquitous much before Paris so her sex tape merely fell under the category of the “dalliance of nobility.” All Kim had going for her was a father who was O.J.’s lawyer.
Think about it though. Why would the news media even cover such an endorsement if they weren’t also complicit into turning every political event into farce? There are real issues in NYC’s Mayoral race, but you wouldn’t know it from the news coverage,
Politics has morphed into a reality show. I predict some network will actually do a reality show of some politician. C-Span has the On The Road series for presidential campaigns, but that is generic. I just hope they pick a candidate like Senator Jay Bulworth, not someone the ilk of this reprobate.
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But, unlike “Conservatives” rallying behind their lying, cheating Mark Sanford, Weiner’s political future is, I predict, D.O.A. Talk show circuit, prepare to get the Weiner.
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