LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Weiner’s political audacity

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That lascivious New York weasel, former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, proves once again that when it comes to audacity beyond chutzpah, this pathetic Brooklyn-born “bon vivant” is tough to beat (“Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner eyes comeback as NYC mayor,” Web, Wednesday). What? He’s actually planning on slithering back to the New York City mayor’s ballot, this time for a shameless stab at a political encore. I smell eau de Democrat, something similar to the fragrance worn by former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.

Whereas President Clinton’s impeachment-worthy dalliances may have been saved from a greater litany of ridicule and vilification because it was prior to the advent of social-media giants such as Facebook, WikiLeaks and Twitter, Mr. Weiner’s self-imposed, limited-edition crotch shots bore him no such dumb luck. Just as strange, coincidentally, is that Mr. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, was deputy chief of staff and aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the missus of ‘Slick Willie.’ Now there’s a foursome.

VICTOR REDLICK

Toronto

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