Anthony Weiner Goes Out With About The Amount Of Class You’d Expect
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s campaign was pretty much over weeks ago when revelations about new sexting incidents became public, but it became officially over last night when he finished the night with less than 5% of the vote. However, it was how he went out that made news:
New York (CNN) - The now-immortalized final moment of Anthony Weiner’s failed New York mayoral campaign was the candidate’s middle finger directed at a reporter curbside as his car drove away Tuesday night.
CNN affiliate NY-1 captured Weiner flipping the bird on video as the candidate departed his primary election night party after delivering his concession speech, punctuating the end of his bizarre campaign and an odd evening.
If that wasn’t enough drama, Weiner had trouble getting into his event as Sydney Leathers, the woman at the center of the sexting controversy that began the unraveling of his mayoral campaign, had shown up outside in what she admitted was a blatant play for media attention. Weiner’s problem was there was only one entrance to Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, the election night headquarters for his campaign.
“I’m here to celebrate. I think he needs some sex therapy,” explained Leathers, who is now embracing a career in the porn industry.
Dressed in a skintight, red dress and platform black pumps, Leathers got what she was looking for as some of the press inside headed outside to interview the newly minted porn star. For about 30 minutes, it was a media frenzy outside. Leathers stuck around for several hours hoping Weiner would show up, even heading inside to the bar to drink a glass of white wine with a male friend.
“We went to his campaign headquarters today first, and he decided to rearrange his schedule because apparently he doesn’t think he can handle confronting me or me being in his presence so I felt like it was only appropriate to make one last stop,” she said.