Anthony Weiner seemed quite comfortable in rather claustrophobic surroundings this morning, trying to focus on wonky policy issues as if he were a more typical mayoral candidate–rather than one trying to revive a battered bid in the wake of more embarrassing revelations.
Mr. Weiner, trying to shift the conversation, sat at the center of a roundtable in the Tandoor Restaurant in Rego Park, Queens, surrounded by various South and East Asian business owners and community leaders. As usual, the media presence matched the attendees, forming its own circle along walls adorned with mirrors.
Mr. Weiner was unfazed.
An increasingly short-tempered Anthony Weiner brushed off new poll numbers out this afternoon that show his comeback candidacy tumbling following his latest sexting revelations.
Speaking to reporters this evening after a forum on housing issues in the Bronx, the former congressman insisted he didn’t care about the numbers, which now show him squarely in fourth place after he admitted he’d continued his lewd sexting habit long after his disgraced resignation.
The controversy never seems to end in New York City politics.
Upper East Side Assemblyman Micah Kellner–one of the few Assembly Democrats to criticize Speaker Shelly Silver’s handling of the Vito Lopez scandal–is now facing sexual harassment allegations of his own.
The City Council candidate was allegedly the subject of a sexual harassment complaint made by a female staffer four years ago. But, according to the New York Times, the complaint was never referred to the Assembly’s ethics committee, prompting the dismissal of a top Assembly lawyer, Bill Collins.
On Friday night, I drove an hour down the New Jersey Turnpike for a book event. I have a brand new book out — my first novel, titled Pastors’ Wives.
I parked and checked my phone. My producers had assured me we wouldn’t hear till Sunday if the pilot I wrote, The Ordained, Read More