He says he’s like a thoroughbred ready to be unleashed. Others wish he’d be shipped off to the glue factory and put out of his misery.
He loves a parade, but the feeling isn’t entirely mutual.
Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner received a mixed reception as he marched in the Israel Day Parade yesterday (pictured), lustily booed at stops along Fifth Avenue — all while maintaining a manic grin wider than the Gulf of Suez.
“He abused the rights of women!” jeered Staten Islander Paul Lebowitz, referring to sexually explicit pictures Weiner tweeted of himself, forcing his resignation from Congress in 2011.
“He abused women all over New York City and all over the world by doing what he did. He has no right to be here. He doesn’t represent New York,” Lebowitz added.
“We elect people for their morals. When you’re immoral, you don’t belong in a position of power or to be elected by the people,” added Phil Rosenblatt. “Do I send naked pictures of myself to other people? I don’t think so.”
Not everyone rained on Weiner’s parade.
“What he does in his private life and whatever else he’s done in the past, I’m willing to overlook for the sake of New York City,” said supporter Jack Gindi of Brooklyn.
But the string-bean-thin pol — who clutched a megaphone in one hand and an Israeli flag in the other — appeared immune to any jeers, hot-dogging it for the 30,000 strong who lined the avenue from 57th to 74th streets.
“I’m kind of like a thoroughbred in a stable ready to hit the starting line. The support has been remarkable,” he crowed. Weiner also touted his credentials as an unapologetic supporter of Israel.