sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

June 2, 2011

What Happens When a Man Thinks with His Weiner

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 10:25 pm

I was trying to avoid the temptation to post about the Brooklyn Democrat as long as possible, mainly because I don’t think his little tweet exploits are really that big of a deal.  New York’s 9th District which Weiner represents cuts through Briton Beach, a Russian Jewish neighborhood that, I’ll have you know, votes against Brezhnev.  Weiner’s reelection in 2010 was far from certain:

Ideologically, the plurality of voters [in his district], 40%, said Weiner is a liberal. Important to note, the plurality of voters, 38%, identified themselves as conservative. Only 23% of voters said they are liberal.

I imagine Weiner’s constituents think that his indiscretions are between him and his wife.  What about his wife?  A woman who allows her boss’s (insert gratuitous gossip link) notoriously philandering husband officiate her wedding obviously doesn’t put high stakes in fidelity.  Still, one would imagine this scandal wounds her pride.

Weiner and wife Huma Abedin. They didn't look all that happy in happier days.

Weiner looks creepy and pathetic, so perhaps the good people of New York’s 9th should feel a little like Huma.  They cast a vote for a guy dumb enough to send his undies to 45,000 people.  In any event, why is Weiner representing New York 9th?  I somehow doubt anyone on Briton is aware that the guy regularly appears on MSNBC to “chat with Rachel”.  I don’t believe many people there watch MSNBC and they probably don’t know who Rachel Maddow is.

Weiner runs his mouth on MSNBC. This should be the real scandal here.

I looked at Russian papers in New York, and they don’t seem to be covering the story in depth, at least not yet.  Hopefully they will get around to it.  Perhaps Briton Beach will elect a smart Representative in 2012, and one who reflects their politics.



  1. While I live in Manhattan, not Brighton Beach, I think Weiner’s appeal to the Russian speaking conservative population is that he is very visibly Jewish AND extremely active about courting votes in the Jewish community. He marches in the Israel Day Parade every year, he’s always out and about on the holidays, etc…. While these folks “vote against Brezhnev” there is also somewhat of a tendency to vote for the Jewish face/name, regardless of his political stand, which, as you indicated, they are probably not utterly familiar with, in any case. Plus, there is the pandering to the welfare vote… which definitely has it’s place on Brighton Beach and fits his general agenda.

    Comment by Alina Adams — June 3, 2011 @ 5:24 am

  2. Gah! She DOES look creepy… kind of like a pencil with an oversized eraser on the head.

    Nice blog, btw, I’ll stop by again. 🙂

    Comment by Karen Howes — June 3, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    • When I look at her pictures, I just can’t help noticing that although she’s the one who’s been in Vogue, the coed is the one with D cups. Which brings up lots of questions about this marriage.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — June 4, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

  3. Huma Huma Huma that’s his wife? And he was tweeting with porn stars?

    Comment by Harrison — June 3, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

  4. The sad thing is that he has kept this story alive with his actions. They speak louder than words-and following that to it’s logical conclusion, he’s screaming.

    Comment by Matt — June 3, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

  5. I love the point about the value of fidelity when the wedding officiant is most known for his blue dress escapades. Great post–

    Comment by pjMom — June 3, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

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  11. Huma needs a cheeseburger. Followed by another cheeseburger. Topped off with a large chocolate milkshake.

    Lather, rinse, repeat until she puts on 15-20 pounds. Homegirl is anorexic.

    Comment by KingShamus — June 5, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

  12. I guess skinny, er, bone-y is the the new sexy.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — June 6, 2011 @ 9:23 am

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