Anthony Weiner: I’d Be Mayor It It Weren’t For That Darn Internet

Anthony Weiner has figured out why he didn’t win the New York City Mayoral Primary:

He was born at the wrong time.

Anthony Weiner says if he ran for mayor before there was a Worldwide Web, he ‘d now be calling the shots at City Hall.

“Maybe if the Internet didn’t exist? Like, if I was running in 1955? I’d probably get elected mayor,” Weiner told GQ magazine in a profile titled, ‘The year of Living Carlos Dangerously.”

Yea, that’s it. It was all the Internet’s fault.

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Comments

  1. anjin-san says:

    Go away Weiner…

  2. Mr. Replica says:

    Well, he does have a point. If the internet wasn’t around it would have been much harder to find out Weiner is a creepy pathological liar.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    He says it as though we shouldn’t be unimpressed by someone who wanted to be mayor of the largest city in the US but lacks the impulse control to be alive at a time when the Internet exists.

  4. Pinky says:

    This doesn’t tell us anything new about him, only about how low GQ will stoop. And about how low I’ll stoop by clicking on another Weiner story. But let’s overlook that last part.

  5. grumpy realist says:

    Weiner: evidence that not all the WTF? is on the right…..

    Go away, please. Go in a car, go in a huff, just GO AWAY. Pull a Profumo and spend the next 30 years of your life working in soup kitchens and helping the poor. Then, maybe, you will have learned enough to be let back into civilized society.

  6. CB says:

    What a dick.

  7. C. Clavin says:

    I’d Be Mayor It It Weren’t For That Darn Internet

    I’d be a woman…if it wasn’t for my darn Weiner.

  8. Liberal Capitalist says:

    Heh…

    … and I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for you meddling kids !!!

  9. Amos Jones says:

    My Uncle would be my Aunt if he didn’t have a Wiener.

  10. wr says:

    @Pinky: “This doesn’t tell us anything new about him, only about how low GQ will stoop. And about how low I’ll stoop by clicking on another Weiner story.”

    Hey, no self-awareness allowed — this is the internet!

  11. Pinky says:

    @wr: Yeah, if there’s one place you shouldn’t see the word “self-awareness”, it’s in a discussion of Anthony Weiner.

  12. pylon says:

    Yay for the internet, I guess.

  13. bill says:

    so is he blaming al gore now?

  14. grumpy realist says:

    @bill: Oooh…good one. Thumbs up.

  15. JKB says:

    And he’d be mayor if it weren’t for that meddling internet.

  16. rudderpedals says:

    This Weiner’s treyf.

  17. CSK says:

    @rudderpedals:

    And a putz.

  18. rodney dill says:

    …and those meddlesome kids and their dog.

  19. rodney dill says:

    “LEEEROY JERKIN’s”

  20. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @grumpy realist:

    Pull a Profumo and spend the next 30 years of your life working in soup kitchens and helping the poor.

    What do you have against the poor?

  21. Pinky says:

    If it weren’t for the internet, Weiner would be in prison for exposing himself to women in Central Park. He should feel grateful that the internet allows him to act on his favorite kink from the privacy of his own home.

  22. al-Ameda says:

    Is he saying that if it was 1960 he would have found a way to share his ‘texts’ with Marilyn Monroe or Angie Dickinson?

    Seriously, he needs an intervention, he needs to be cured of his narcissism disorder.