Taking Weiner seriously

Anthony Weiner in a YouTube video announcing his candidacy for mayor of New York City, May 21, 2013. (Anthony Weiner YouTube channel)

(Anthony Weiner YouTube channel)

Now that Anthony Weiner has inserted himself into the New York City mayoral race, the jokes about his name and lewd history are back and in full force. The N.Y. Daily News gave us this gem Friday: Cuomo Spanks Weiner. The N.Y. Post did even better: Cuomo Beats Weiner…then goes limp.

In the coming months, we’ll probably have much more of this. So we decided to prepare ourselves and imagine some future headlines:

  • Weiner fails to excite

  • In mayoral race, Weiner lasted longer than expected

  • Late surge: Weiner comes from behind

  • Reports of Weiner withdrawal premature

  • In debate, Weiner rears ugly head

  • Poll: Gays love Weiner

  • Quinn beats Weiner

  • Weiner pulls out early, faces sticky situation

  • Report: Weiner got off too easy

  • N.Y. Post editorial: Weiner sucks

Send us some of your own!

6 Degrees No Bacon is a contributing writer to JTA.