“Hey, cool it, Hot Dog!”

Posted on July 18, 2012

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Rumors had been swirling and the media had been ejaculating about the possibility that disgraced Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was interested in the opening that presented itself for the office of New York Mayor since Bloom-Burqa will not be running for another term.   There was a copious amount of speculation among observers about Weiner’s failure to attend the city’s ‘Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest last month.

Mr. Weiner, as you will recall, had to retreat from Congress following revelations of sexual escapades last summer. Weiner’s withdrawal from his seat in Congress, was much to the dismay of Democrats in New York and throughout the country, who had considered Weiner a rising star and harbored expectations about Weiner’s staying power, politically.

Weiner, no doubt, was aroused by the stimulation of possibly assuming the position of Mayor of one of America’s largest and most important cities. The power that comes with such status is the stuff of which dreams are made of and would understandably make any ambitious politico such as Weiner, drool.

Evidently, Weiner’s reluctance to once again burst forth into the stiff competition and public exposure of an election campaign, stemmed from the feeling he had that he needed to concentrate on rebuilding his personal life with his wife, Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff for Secretary Hillary Clinton and his role as a new father.

With these priorities, Weiner was hesitant to inject himself into the political fray. “I’ve had enormous regrets about what I put Huma through, how I let my constituents down,” he said. “But it’s not like I sit all day replaying it through my mind. With a baby, it is pretty easy to put things into perspective.” Abedin, who was pregnant with the couple’s first child at the time the scandal unfolded, said that “it took a lot of work” but that these days, “we’re a normal family.” She seems to be once again content in the relationship with Weiner, who she affectionately refers to as ‘My Boy Lollipop’.

Weiner’s salivation was short lived and ended prematurely, according to inside sources. Although Weiner’s friends have told the media that they have spoken to Weiner at length about his desire to re-enter the political world, they speculate that perhaps Weiner doesn’t feel that now is the right time to attempt to re-insert himself into the frenzied and orgiastic melee of a political contest. His sudden withdrawal from consideration was enormously disappointing, they say, but they understand his motivations for pulling out.

On the other hand, political experts I spoke with on the condition of anonymity (they obviously don’t know much about Blasted Fools), said that the former Congressman’s candidacy would likely be a long shot considering the fact that Weiner left a bad taste in so many peoples’ mouths.  Weiner’s main obstacle, they say, would be his difficulty in cranking money from reluctant campaign donors.

As intoxicating as was the impulse for Weiner to enter the ring and contend for the title of Mayor McCheese in the Big Apple, they have no doubt that when another opening at a more opportune time presents itself, that Weiner will rise to the occasion and stand up firmly for the issues that are important to New Yorkers. Friends and colleagues of the former Congressman maintain that Weiner still stands erect and proud, unwilling to let his mistakes dictate the course of his future.

Is it possible that Anthony J. Weiner could once again in the future rise up and once again perform the duties of public service?  Well, if past history is any indication, look at Dick Nixon‘s resurgence.

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