Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weiner's Future: 'He'd Probably Be Adept as a Social Media Adviser'

They must be joking.
Anthony Weiner may soon be looking for work - and we're happy to lend him a hand.

The embattled congressman has vowed to stay in office but mounting pressure on Capitol Hill may still force him to resign. If Weiner does quit, there do appear to be several jobs for which he is well-suited. Here's a look at some of the possibilities, with Baruch College Political Science Professor Doug Muzzio as our guide:


A frequent guest on MSNBC, Weiner has carved out a reputation as a strong, opinionated speaker who can hold his own. A job on television seems likely, Muzzio believes.

"He can become the left wing's Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck," said Muzzio. "Or, even better, we can have the two New York hound dogs together on CNN and we can have "The Spitzer/Weiner Hour."

Since Weiner is an old pal of Jon Stewart, a gig as a Daily Show correspondent is a possibility. Forget about reality TV, though - the "Real Congressmen of Forest Hills" probably wouldn't have too many viewers.

"He's not quite interesting enough, and there are better candidates with better bodies," said Muzzio.

Social networks

Until the events of the last two weeks, Weiner was considered one of the most technologically savvy politicians, with a Twitter feed that was amusing and insightful.

Never without his BlackBerry - as the world now knows - Weiner could be an asset to Twitter, Facebook or other social networking sites.

"He'd probably be adept as a social media adviser," said Muzzio. "His motto could be something like 'Live by the tweet, die by the tweet.'"
I seriously doubt anyone who has their synapses firing is going to be taking Weiner seriously from any platform.

One career likely to be ruled out entirely:
Since many of Weiner's shots are decidedly X-rated, could the congressman simply move into the adult entertainment industry?

"Porn? God, no. No one wants to see the skinny Jewish kid from Queens," said Muzzio. "Besides, his mother would be appalled. There's no way she lets that happen."
Meanwhile ... you've got to be kidding me.

On the upside for Weiner, the local NOW president is apparently OK with Weiner staying in office.
"I wasn't happy to discover that my congressman is a 14-year-old boy," said Julie Kirshner, president of the NOW chapter.

"But he happens to be one of the best politicians out there, so we're in a bad position. We're trying to give him the benefit of the doubt."
Would she be so accommodating to a Republican? Doubtful.

If you want to know what Kirshner looks like, go here. She really stands out in the photo.


NeoKong said...

I agree.
Weiner can certainly....hold his own.

uncledan said...

"I wasn't happy to discover that my congressman is a 14-year-old boy," said Julie Kirshner, president of the NOW chapter.

Don't forget the six or so 14-year old and one 17-year old girls who were involved, Julie.

Jake Dunfee said...

I don't know if the Weiner can work with out a dsiplay screen, you know how a certain someone is without a telepromter. The words don't come out right.

SukieTawdry said...

Here's what makes Anthony "one of the best politicians out there:" 100% rating from NARAL and 0% rating from NRLC. That's all NOW cares about.

el polacko said...

"we're trying to give him the benefit of the doubt"......and what 'doubt' would that be exactly ???  i think we're all pretty clear on exactly what happened.

Lavaux said...

Is diversity really good per se? Pervert Wiener occupies the same Congress as nutty isolationist Ron Paul and rabid anti-capitalist tax cheater Charlie Rangel. This lot is good for America because it represents all kinds? No wonder the federal government is broken.

Karl Magnus said...

<p>A<span>rrrrrrrrrrrrrrhg</span><span> !!</span><span></span>
</p><p><span>You should have warned us to have the eye bleach at the ready before looking at that pic of the Weiner fan. </span>