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Friday, June 10, 2011

Weiner's arrogance not new

Representative Weiner refuses to resign.  That is his right.  But even before the current Tweeting exercise, there were indications of arrogance.

 

Streetsblog.org has the following blurb from March 29th:

 

Weiner Alone Incurred One Eighth of Congress’s Unpaid Parking and Traffic Tix

This just in from the muckrakers at Roll Call: Of the $15,000+ in outstanding parking and traffic fines accumulated by members of Congress, more than $2,000 was owed by NYC’s Anthony Weiner alone, according to reporters’ survey of license plates and records.

Weiner promptly paid the fines after Roll Call informed him of the findings. As the local political reporters have been quick to point out today, New York’s contingent of parking scofflaw international diplomats may be feeling some schadenfreude at this moment. Weiner released a press release last year about their outstanding parking fines, saying, “It is insulting to all New Yorkers that countries like Yemen, Zimbabwe and Iran owe the City millions in unpaid parking tickets.”

You may now proceed to write punchlines to the set-up, “What’s the difference between Anthony Weiner and Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations?”

Here’s some of the punchlines:

 

Iran's Ambassador to the UN only tweets pictures of his junk to four women, and none of them find it offensive. [he’s married to all four]

 

When Iran's ambassador to the United Nations returns to Tehran to run for Mayor, he won't put out hypocritical press releases about foreign parking scofflaws.