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Deception: A proposed video model for the first anti-Weiner ad

It's not as if his stupid little scandal is ancient history.

It was less than two years ago that Anthony Weiner the former Congressman did this dodge dance on MSNBC, whose interviewer Rachel Maddow can't exactly be called part of the vast right-wing conspiracy that was "out to get him": He obviously thought he could coyly get over with some cute sidesteps and deceptions, which indicates not so much a great sin as a cynical lack of respect for the viewer's intelligence.

If you're a rival candidate, you don't need to invest in production values to get the point across. Just run this rambling, dissembling public performance:

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Rep. Michael Grimm saying he can continue to serve despite pleading guilty to felony tax fraud. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling on the GOP to push Grimm out. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declining to comment until he meets with Grimm.

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