2011-06-17 / Letters

The Real Weiner Scandal

Dear Editor,

Everyone is missing Congress member Anthony Weiner’s real scandal. “Weiner Bitten Below The Waist” (Howard Schwach — June 3). Weiner has been running around town visiting local and county Democratic Party clubhouses positioning himself for another mayoral run in 2013.

He has also hosted numerous fundraisers for special interest groups raising over 4.8 million dollars to support his mayoral ambitions. At the end of the day, despite token differences, Weiner will endorse President Obama when running for reelection on the same ticket in 2012. Shortly after being reelected, Weiner will announce his candidacy for mayor in 2013.

Voters of his Queens/Brooklyn 9th Congressional District deserve a full time representative.

If Weiner were a real profile in courage, he would announce his candidacy for mayor today — resign his seat and campaign full time. Let someone else represent the 9th Congressional District, someone whose only ambition is to represent constituents full time rather than their lust to hold higher public office. Weiner continues to practice the same old Democratic strategy of holding one safe public office while at the same time campaigning for another. He does this on an off year knowing he can keep his Congressional seat if he again loses his quest to become mayor. Weiner and voters know that this is not kosher.

LARRY PENNER

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