“If you’re breaking the news here that the scandal and how it came back and the new things that came out … more things came out, yes of course, I’m not an idiot, I know it succeeded in derailing my campaign,” Weiner told Rivera, who said he was an early supporter of Weiner’s candidacy but was surprised when news came out that Weiner’s online interactions with women continued as long as they did.
“I took this campaign, frankly, on a bet, and that was that something at the end of the day that was behind me should not stop me,” Weiner said ...
If my last name was Rivera and not Weiner, I mean that’s two-thirds of the crap I took,” Weiner said. “There’s no mistaking that the New York media world had a field day with my name and that’s part of the game.”
But when Rivera suggested Weiner take his wife’s name, the disgraced politician was clear:
“I love my name,” he said.
Anthony Weiner: 'I'm not an idiot'
Anthony Weiner’s loss in last week’s New York City Democratic mayoral primary has not squelched the world’s endless supply of Carlos Danger jokes—the newest of which was announced on Wednesday.
Weiner’s infamous sexting persona has now provided seeds of artistic influence to Vittorio J tie designer, Jesse Chao.
Chao, a 33-year-old New Jersey resident, has trumpeted a plan to commemorate Danger’s scorned behavior with a special line of ‘ties so sexy you don’t need a shirt,’ he explained in a release announcing the range’s creation.