But no. Weiner rolls in a 4x4.
Oh, and the Daily News Washington Bureau Chief throws him a beatdown.
Weiner compounded his predicament by calling a cable TV producer a jackass, reeling off a string of ill-advised, double-entendre wiener jokes and essentially reducing what he calls a "prank" to New York slapshtick.Also worth reading, especially the part about the loathsome Kos.
The ever-loquacious Weiner has now opted for radio silence, clearly hoping this goes away in short order. Barring new disclosures, that's probably a reasonable bet.
There's always another juicier scandal or gaffe for reporters to chase.
He got some help Friday, for example, from disgraced ex-Sen. John Edwards, whose indictment helped push Weinermania to the periphery.
But the damage is done. Weiner - a spirited and eloquent spokesman for Democratic priorities - has been discredited for now. You can bet House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic mandarins aren't anxious to include him in their next photo op.
Even his allies in the congressional delegation are suddenly looking at their shoes, just like they did with Charlie Rangel before his censure.
For the moment, Weiner's a punch line, an object of largely self-induced ridicule. And that presumes he's being evasive but truthful.
If not, he's political toast.