Archive for May, 2011

 

Weiner and Homophobia

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

So you may have heard about representative Anthony Weiner, married Democrat from New York, sending a photo of his erect penis bulge through his underwear to his apparent girlfriend on Twitter. Da Tech Guy goes into the excruciating details of it here, so I won’t repeat it all in these pages. Suffice it to say, it’s a major embarrassment, for Weiner, his wife and his girlfriend, not to mention for all his liberal defenders, including the mainstream media, who are categorically refusing to cover this case.

So in reading up on the case, I stumbled upon this picture of Weiner and wife holding hands and realized something. Namely that his wife is hot, and has a very strange name. This warranted further investigation.

Apparently, Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, have been married less than a year. And before being a congressman’s wife, Huma was a Vogue model, and a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton. In fact, she is the very aide who was rumored to be Hillary’s lover.

Local conservative commentator Howie Carr uses an expression on his radio show, “confirmed bachelor”. By this he means someone who is gay but not out of the closet. He typically uses this expression with respect to men who have reached a certain age without ever having been married. He calls them, “confirmed bachelors”, which is tantamount to him calling them homos. I suspect that it’s kind of an old fashioned way of looking at the world, to assume that a man who has reached a certain age without having been married must therefore be gay. But it’s an insult that has resonance.

And so I suspect that politician Anthony Weiner found himself in his early forties without a wife and wondering how it was that he would appeal to older voters who would wonder about the man who had never had a wife. I found this quote interesting:

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a likely 2009 mayoral candidate, is pouring his heart into Hillary Clinton’s White House bid – literally.

Weiner, whose district includes parts of Queens and Brooklyn, finally ‘fessed that he is romancing Clinton’s glamorous “body woman,” Huma Abedin.

Asked by The Associated Press about all the time he’s spending on the road campaigning for Clinton, the 43-year-old bachelor said, “It’s largely because I’m dating Huma.”

The whispers have been around for months, but until yesterday Weiner ducked questions about Abedin, saying his personal life was off limits.

What this tells me is that Weiner had higher aspirations at the time he was dating her, and that despite the denials, both parties wanted the romance to be known to a wider audience. Weiner wanted the world to know he was straight, and Huma wanted the world to know that she wasn’t Hillary’s girl-toy.

One could easily imagine Hillary advising her young lesbian lover to marry a politician as she had done, and using his position to advance her own cause. Is this what happened? Is this why Anthony Weiner finds himself less than a year into his marriage seeking an affair with a young woman? Is it because he entered a sexless marriage with a lesbian? It’s impossible to know, but judging from the pics of Rep. Weiner (those of his face), he does look like a bit of a hapless idiot. And his excuses for how his cock shot wound up on twitter only confirm that diagnosis. If I’m right, then I feel bad for Anthony Weiner. Entering into a heterosexual marriage with a homosexual can only end badly, for both parties,

I’m sure we’d learn more if we had a curious press, but we don’t. Maybe the National Enquirer will investigate. They did a pretty good job with John Edwards.

 
 

Giuliani in 2012? Yes He Can!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Rudy Giuliani’s name pops up again:

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose presidential campaign fizzled in 2008, is leaning toward another race for the White House, according to a close associate. New York Republican Rep. Peter King, who has known Giuliani for more than 40 years, says the former mayor “is very close to saying he’s going to run.”

“If he were to make the decision today, he would run,” says King.

Giuliani has two serious credentials going for him in running for president.

  1. He cleaned up New York City, including fiscally, battling an obstinate and hostile bureaucracy in the process.
  2. He fought financial corruption and crime head on as attorney general.

That’s pretty much where we stand with domestic issues today as well. Between Naked Short Selling and the general breach of fiduciary trust that most of Wall Street has been guilty of, there’s a real need for someone to take them on head-on, and not appoint yet another member of that cabal to the head of Treasury or the Attorney General’s office.

The other candidate who really appeals to me is Gary Johnson. His tax plan is most similar to my own, and he turned around the state of New Mexico, balancing the budget and vetoing over 400 spending bills, many from a Republican congress. But he’s not especially charismatic, and certainly isn’t being taken seriously by the powers that be. And the State of New Mexico is only about a quarter the size of the City of New York, so he doesn’t measure up to Giuliani in terms of the size of the problems he dealt with either.

I think Giuliani let his detractors get under his skin last time. They kept saying that he’d blow up, and that outside of New York City, people wouldn’t be able to handle his harshness or abrasiveness. So he did his beat Reagan impersonation and was all smiles and optimism. But that’s not Rudy, and it didn’t work all that well. I think people are angry now, and the real Rudy would tap into a vein that he could readily exploit.

Moreover, as this would be Rudy’s second time running, he would take away the “it’s his turn” mantle away from Romney. That mantle would now be in dispute. This greatly decreases the likelihood that Romney could cinch the nomination, something that would be a net positive in general, even if neither of them gets the nomination.

So i hope Rudy gets in. With Mitch Daniels gone, we need someone with a real record and who has an edge and is willing to act. As i said, I’d normally support Johnson at this point in the race, but if Rudy gets in, I think I may have to switch.