It's hard to tell who is the true winner in this scenario: Bob Turner, who will be the first Republican to represent the district in nearly a century; or Anthony Weiner, who has managed to show his penis to so many more women than he ever could have dreamed possible. It's kinda too close to call.
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2:25 – Well, that's that. He just resigned. The gentleman will sit. The gentleman will sit, indeed.
2:23 – "Are you more than seven inches?" – someone in the crowd. I didn't think Larry Craig would show up.
2:22 – Weiner is really trying to flatter his constituents up there. I give him about 30 seconds before he shows them his schlong.
2:21 – Weiner is up!
2:20 – What do you think David Vitter is thinking about, while watching all this unfold? I'll bet it's something like, "Baby wants his diaper."
2:13 – MSNBC will have live video of the press conference once it starts.
2:07 – It's kinda nice to hear that Huma Abedin won't be doing the stoic supportive wife standing next to the apologetic politician thing. Should make more room on the stage for Andrew Breitbart.
2:02 - I hear Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package outside Weiner's office. I guess that means Weiner's approaching the press room.
1:59 - So, apparently this press conference is only going to last for about 5 minutes. That's kind of a disappointment. I'd thought Weiner could go longer than that.
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I suppose we all knew it would come to this, but now it appears that it is in fact coming to this…
Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told House leaders and friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House, said a top Democratic official and two people told of Mr. Weiner’s plans…
The top Democratic official said Mr. Weiner called Representative Nancy Pelosi of California and Representative Steve Israel of New York last night while they were at the White House picnic to inform them he had decided to resign on Thursday.
Mr. Weiner plans to resign in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, at 2 p.m. , at the spot where he announced his first campaign for City Council in 1992, according to two people told of his plans.
Let this be a lesson to you congresspeople out there: Although it may seem like tweeting pictures of your penis to random strangers out in the Twitterverse is a great idea that can't possibly have any negative blow-back, strange things like this can happen.
It's a crazy would we live in now. We're all learning to navigate it together.
Update: We'll be liveblogging Weiner's press conference at 2/1c.
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