Earlier this month Anthony Weiner promised via a Twitter that if he were to hit 10,000 followers he would release a photograph of his 1977 Bar Mitzvah.
Well, a deal is a deal and apparently Weiner has now reached that social media plateau, he has to pay up. And Weiner, ever the master media manipulator, wisely chose to blast out that photo on a Friday afternoon, just the moment when the press isn’t paying attention.
This is not the first time Weiner has used Bar Mitzvah photos for political purposes. When he was running for mayor in 2005, Weiner included several Bar Mitzvah photos in a mailer, which led the now-defunct New York Sun to speculate. “It may be that Mr. Weiner wants to reassure Jewish voters that he is indeed a full member of the tribe despite his hy brid name – Anthony is not a common name among Jews. Or perhaps it is a way for him to work his mom and dad into the campaign. He frequently cites his parents on the campaign trail.”