Roundup: So Heavily Hung With Pious Nonsense

Anthony Weiner humbled? He called back a reporter to apologize after initially berating him for a televised ambush.

Rep. Michele Bachmann wrote a 16 page letter defending her call to investigate Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and others for allegedly infiltrating the government on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki are hosting a fundraiser for Florida Congressman Connie Mack.

Hasidim in Williamsburg held a belated victory party for Nydia Velázquez.
Daily Kos Elections organized the fundraising reports for every congressional candidate.

A law enforcement source said the investigation into Michael Grimm is “just getting going.”

Four new council members announced that they will allocate funds via constituent votes.

Rory Lancman withdrew from his district leader’s race, a possible olive branch to the Queens County Dems.

The WFP backed Charlie Rangel before, but now they’re backing Adriano Espaillat.

Dana Rubenstein has more on taxi owners donations to Bill de Blasio.

Jeff Klein spent campaign money on bunny breakfasts, balloons and magicians.

“I don’t use email at all,” Shelly Silver told the Daily News.“I may get an email occasionally that says ‘Call the office.’ Or if I get an email, I just reply that ‘I’ll call you back.’”

Democrat Simcha Felder is getting Republican Bob Turner’s campaign manager.

Andrew Gounardes, Marty Golden’s Democratic challenger, has $155,000 in the bank.

The MTA police union endorsed Nicole Malliotakis.

Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to extend the Iran Divestment Act.

The 2012 race is turning into a nasty schoolyard brawl, Reid Epstein reports.

Charles Pierce takes issue with the article, calling it “so heavily hung with pious nonsense and let’s-play-dress-up sanctimony that it might be worth ignoring in its entirety, except that the kidz give the game away clean a couple of times.”

John Sununu was the off-message messenger of the day: “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.”

John McCain said he was satisfied with Mitt Romney’s tax returns in 2008, but chose Sarah Palin because she was simply “the better candidate.”

However, Ron Paul would like Romney to release the returns.

As would Rick Perry.

Romney however has been steadfast, telling The National Review  that doing so would “distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy” and that if he would it would give
Democrats hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about.

George W. Bush reflected on his time in office. “Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful. But I have no desire for fame and power anymore.”

Will voters care that President Barack Obama isn’t running the type of high-minded campaign he ran in 2008?

Dick Cheney met with House Republicans.

Nate Silver thinks the Romney campaign is more concerned with Obama’s Bain attacks than voters are.

But Priorities USA is beginning to air what may be the most devastating Bain ad yet.

Democrats do not want to call Bank of America Stadium–where their convention will be held–by its proper name.

Newt Gingrich deleted a Tweet about his favorite topic, zoos, that also mentioned Snooki from Jersey Shore.

Roundup: So Heavily Hung With Pious Nonsense