Anthony Bows Out

“Thank you for attending the press conference where I’ll release my third book of new ideas: ‘More real ideas for real people,'” Anthony told the assembled political press outside his parents’ Park Slope house, before coolly reading a fairly short speech of withdrawal.

Clad in a white shirt and orange tie, Anthony said he “did not get one call” pressing him to pull out, and then praised Freddy’s “long record of service” and “steadfast commitment to New Yorkers,” dismissing their differences as “slight.”

Weiner’s focus was sharper on the attack, and he was careful to stick with a pattern we’ll be hearing a lot of: the Mayor’s first name, it seems, is “Billionaire Republican.”

Anthony Bows Out