It’s moments like these why we hope this tool stays in the race until the bitter, humiliating end.
Anthony Weiner might not be ready to pull out at the moment, but don’t think voters are ready to forgive Carlos Danger for those penis pics just yet. Yesterday, the embattled mayoral candidate took a little trip to Staten Island in hopes of reviving his withering campaign with a few gratuitous Hurricane Sandy shots—but voters seemed pretty disgusted with him, and one even refused to shake his hand, noting that his behavior “skeeves me.”
Peg Brunda, a retired assistant principal and lifelong Staten Islander, called Weiner out on his antics during yesterday’s visit to storm-damaged areas. “Had I conducted myself in the manner in which you conducted yourself, my job would have been gone,” she told him angrily. “I don’t quite understand how you would feel you’d have the moral authority—as the head administrator in this city—to oversee employees, when your standard of conduct is so much lower than the standard of conduct that is expected of us.” She refused to shake his hand, noting, “Who the hell knows where it’s been?” and when he asked her if she was going to vote for him, she replied, “I would not vote for you sir, quite obviously.”
Brunda wasn’t the only one to give Weiner some guff yesterday, with a number of Staten Island residents saying they weren’t willing to give their vote to him after this most recent scandal. And they weren’t mincing words: “The man is a pervert,” one woman told the Daily News.