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Weiner pokes head into successor hole

I’ve been in a state of something very much like mourning over the last week, missing the easy life I led while Anthony Weiner was destroying his own career. It’s been very sad.

But now I’m happy again! NY Post:

In a dazzling display of arrogance, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to insert himself back into politics — calling power brokers and would-be candidates for his old seat, hoping they’ll let him play a role in choosing his own successor, The Post has learned.

Weiner, who became a national dirty joke after he was caught sexting young women, now wants to be a kingmaker.

One Democratic insider confirmed that Weiner has spoken to the Queens party chairman, Rep. Joe Crowley, about whom the Dems should pick.

He has also reached out to several of the potential candidates, according to the insider.

What else is he going to do, talk to his wife? Go to rehab? (Whatever happened to that, by the way?) This is great news. An endorsement from Anthony Weiner is the best thing that could possibly happen to the Democratic candidate…’s opponent.

And here’s the best part:

Weiner “would be loath to see a Republican get into that seat. Loath,” another insider said.

“That would just be awful to him. Awful, awful, awful.”

Which is why, if he had any sense, he’d stay as far away as possible. As we’ve seen over the past month, he sure doesn’t.

Maybe he doesn’t really care who wins. Maybe he just wants an excuse to text with possible successor Melinda Katz:

She’s around his age, but he still might like to show her his briefs. Um, you know, documents. About political stuff.

Happy days are here again. Hooray for Anthony Weiner!