At a forum for mayoral candidates in Harlem, Anthony Weiner shrugged off an unfavorable New York Times article, published in Thursday morning’s paper, that cast the former congressman as an inordinately demanding boss who accomplished little in Washington, D.C.
Weiner said he spent his time in Congress as an advocate on behalf of his constituents, and suggested that the story was not as damning as believed.
“I think the article did a pretty good job of contradicting the headline,” he said Thursday before the start of a forum sponsored by the Grand Council of Guardians, a group representing black police officers.
“I’ll tell you this,” he said later during the forum, “that New York Times story was right about one thing. I’m an impatient person. I don’t want to wait. I’m not going to wait four years to do a contract. I’m not gonna wait 24 hours to change the policies. I am like a lot of New Yorkers are — they don’t slow down at yellow lights if you know what I’m saying.”
Of course the Times article actually reported that Weiner was both an impetuous, impatient ass in Congress AND he never got anything accomplished, so Weiner's defense doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
Nice try, Anthony.
Want a salad?