Anthony Weiner thinks 23 bucks' worth of bodega blossoms will make love bloom again for his humiliated wife.
The disgraced former congressman was spotted outside his Queens home yesterday toting a bouquet of cheap flowers for Huma Abedin, his pregnant spouse who endured weeks of lurid revelations about her husband's sexting. He spent a whopping $22.97 on them at a bodega, according to the iPad publication The Daily.
But the gesture won't work, experts told The Post.
"It's ridiculous, and it could make her angrier," said Elayne Rapping, a professor of American Studies at SUNY Buffalo. "He knows there are photographers and reporters outside of his house. He could have easily called up a florist and had flowers delivered to her -- this seems to be more of a gesture for the press than for her. A way of him saying, 'I'm being a good husband.' "
A clerk at the ritzy Madison Avenue Florists identified Weiner's peace offering as orange roses, white carnations and blue agapanthuses -- and added that they're a lame way to say, "I'm sorry."
"It's ill-conceived," the clerk said. "Carnations are not really popular among women these days -- and orange roses? He should have stuck to red."
Friday, June 24, 2011
'It's Ridiculous, and It Could Make Her Angrier'
Wait a minute. I thought Anthony Weiner was in rehab? What's he doing buying cheap flowers for his wife at a bodega?