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Anthony Weiner Mocks British ITV Reporter, Wonders if He's in Monty Python Skit: VIDEO


NYC mayoral candidate and chronic sexter Anthony Weiner had a bizarre exchange with ITV reporter Lucy Watcon yesterday, CNN reports:

"It's hard to take you seriously," he said after being asked whether he was pursuing his New York City mayoral bid out of "ambition" or "hunger for the job." He then appears to repeat her question in a British accent.

Standing with his hands on his hips, Weiner jokingly sneered as the ITV reporter, Lucy Watson, asked how he plans to carry out his political campaign following his admission last month that he continued to send lewd messages following his 2011 congressional resignation.

Asked if anything could stop him, Weiner replied: "I just have a feeling I've like stepped into a Monty Python bit."

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Christine Quinn leads in the latest NYT poll:

But just over a month before the Sept. 10 primary, Ms. Quinn is still well below the level needed to avoid a runoff, and many voters remain undecided.

Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is backed by 25 percent of Democratic voters, followed by 16 percent for William C. Thompson Jr., a former city comptroller, and 14 percent for Bill de Blasio, the public advocate.

Anthony D. Weiner garners the support of 10 percent of Democratic voters, confirming his slippage in the race that other surveys have also recorded since revelations that he continued to have sexually explicit exchanges with women online after he resigned from Congress two years ago. The remaining candidates in the poll each drew less than 5 percent; 26 percent of the Democratic voters surveyed were undecided.

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  1. Mental breakdown in progress, the political Amanda Bynes.

    Posted by: MIke | Aug 9, 2013 9:29:31 AM

  2. Team Weiner. Wow...this guy comes off as such a condescending self-entitled jerk. Can NYC not do better?

    Posted by: excy | Aug 9, 2013 9:30:26 AM

  3. Serious question:
    Who believes that he and Huma speak? That they share a bed? That she wants him to win? That the ink on the divorce petition won't be still wet 5 minutes after the election returns come in?

    Posted by: MIke | Aug 9, 2013 9:32:53 AM

  4. What an intense ahole. Even when he's not talking to her, he's being obnoxious.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Aug 9, 2013 9:47:01 AM

  5. Right, Anthony. A Monty Python sketch.

    Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Say no more.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 9, 2013 10:03:56 AM

  6. I haven't seem anyone so dismissive since 1992 when Geo HW Bush was on the back of a train with Tabitha Soren of MTV and looked like he wanted to jump off. She should have given him a stiff one to the jaw. Egad.

    Posted by: CD in DC | Aug 9, 2013 10:34:54 AM

  7. Where are all the buffoons that were here supporting the guy a couple of months ago?

    Posted by: joe | Aug 9, 2013 10:35:01 AM

  8. I'd say "stick a fork in him, he's done", but at this point it's more like "pull him out of the oven before he sets of the smoke detectors."

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 9, 2013 10:39:40 AM

  9. Edit: "off"-because, you know, spelling and stuff.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 9, 2013 10:41:47 AM

  10. Make fun all you want, but Wiener was one of the few Democratic congressmen who actually would stand up to the Rethuglican bull crap.

    He has a sharp wit.

    He's willing to speak his mind.

    And, he doesn't take crap from any of the blathering idiot Rethuglicans.

    Tell me why Republican "Poopy Diapers" Vitter is still in the Senate when he actually broke the law.

    I'd vote for Wiener in a heart beat.

    Posted by: Continuum | Aug 9, 2013 10:46:22 AM

  11. CONTINUUM, The Vitter question is one you should ask the voters of Louisiana. But I'd be willing to guess that if you had been caught with his diapers down a second time during his campaign, he wouldn't have been elected.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 9, 2013 11:03:57 AM

  12. Seriously, if the best case you can make for Weiner is that he's better than Vitter...

    Posted by: Glenn | Aug 9, 2013 11:04:33 AM

  13. I thought he was entertaining - and probably exasperated - especially in light of being asked ridiculous questions from a second string reporter.

    And the weather bit was funny and topical. It has been well publicized that Prince Charles recently read the weather on BBC Scotland.

    Posted by: Mitch | Aug 9, 2013 11:06:41 AM

  14. Mitch, what was ridiculous about her questions?

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 9, 2013 11:10:24 AM

  15. NYC sort of deserves him.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 9, 2013 11:15:56 AM

  16. Sigh,

    More coffee needed.

    Edit: "If HE had been caught with his diapers down.." Because pronouns matter.

    If YOU, CONTINUUM, had been caught with his diapers down (a second time), it might have made the news, but not necessarily affected the election.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 9, 2013 11:20:49 AM

  17. Haha! You can actually see him checking out the other reporter at about 1:19. Hope she didn't give him her phone number!

    Posted by: Jeff | Aug 9, 2013 11:30:25 AM

  18. Presumably he didn't care because the British don't vote in US elections. However, he's been doing oddball stunts like this for ages. It's nothing new.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 9, 2013 12:50:45 PM

  19. Both candidates are sickeningly ambitious. Quinn a little less so and actually has some substance.

    Posted by: David R. | Aug 9, 2013 1:14:19 PM

  20. being only a visitor to NYC over the years, can someone verify that New Yorkers see through all of this circus like B.S.?

    oh, and is Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital that we always hear about on Law & Order still open in case of emergency?

    Posted by: mike/ | Aug 9, 2013 1:26:36 PM

  21. @EXCY: "Team Weiner. Wow...this guy comes off as such a condescending self-entitled jerk. "

    To be fair, I think that anyone who puts themselves up for election or high profile politics has to have a certain amount of narcissism, cast-iron self-belief and that politics by virtue of its nature attracts a certain type of personality.

    Weiner comes across as an exaggerated form of this and given the huge obstacles that his apparent ongoing fondness for sexting ,which so many find repellent, have now presented him a little goofball humour and eccentricity may not be inadvisable.

    I doubt he will do well, however; Americans are very generous and warm-hearted and love a story of fall and redemption once the former 'sinner' seems genuine in their repentance and comeback but they are very unforgiving if they feel the 'reformed' person, in question, has tried to pull the wool over their eyes or continues to let them down.

    Posted by: Mundus | Aug 9, 2013 2:04:23 PM

  22. What an arrogant self deluded smug a**hole, (in other words a typical politician)he and New York deserve each other.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Aug 9, 2013 2:13:41 PM

  23. Clearly this ugly hairless ferret is having a mental breakdown. Borderline personality disorder for sure. The real problem is that people are actually defending him. The good news is that Bloomberg has a better chance winning on name write in on the ballot.

    Posted by: cari | Aug 9, 2013 10:47:03 PM

  24. Would this man please just go away and stop embarrassing us. Perhaps he thought that made him look good, but it simply made him look stupid and parochial.

    Posted by: Jeanne Tomlin | Sep 4, 2013 7:47:11 PM

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