It was fun while it lasted

When you take a “leave of absence” to enter horndog rehab whilst your party’s leadership throws you under the bus the question of resignation is no longer “if” but “when.”

So a preemptive goodbye to Anthony Weiner, who was just about everything a Jew Yorker like myself could’ve wanted in a congressman: a sarcastic, loudmouthed, uncompromising and unapologetic liberal. Whether it was lacerating Republicans for blocking health benefits for the 9/11 first responders or calling the spade of all spades, that the GOP is “a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry,” Weiner was the rare Democrat with the intestinal fortitude to take to the House floor and tell Republicans to sit down, listen and shut the fuck up.

As someone who wholeheartedly embraces northeastern liberal elitism I took particular pride in having a congressional representative who embodied the tradition. Anthony Weiner suffered no fools and countenanced no timidity – he was the rarest of commodities, a representative you could be genuinely proud to have represent you.

If Nancy Pelosi had a dick she’d be Anthony Weiner (there’s a nice mental image for ya.) I can pay the congressman no better compliment. Have a good life, Tony.