Spin Cycle

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Taking Weiner's word for anything a challenge

While he was a congressman -- accomplishing, well, who knows what -- Rep. Anthony Weiner did manage to help one career, that of the late Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who exposed the Brooklyn pol's exposures. In the process, Weiner did himself in with lies like the one below, recorded on yet another video collected from the 2011 Lying Tour of the NYC mayoral candidate-to-be.

Voters should take note of how convincing the smartest man in New York is, having persuaded himself that the press, the people, and the viewing audience are all gullible hicks. For those who wish to view this race with curious detachment, linked here is a definition of sociopath. His "sources" indicated he'd announce his mayoral intentions by now but of course that too could be a deception.


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

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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