I’m not generally a fan of heckling, except when I am. Take, for example, the pointed questions being posed to Anthony Weiner, who has launched an ill-advised campaign for Mayor of New York City.
What a surprise! Some people think Weiner — the jerky former Congressman who tried to intimidate and lie his way out of a sexting scandal — is unfit to lead America’s most important city. It’s hilarious that Weiner wants people to focus on his “ideas.” How about this for an idea: New Yorkers are entitled to a Mayor who isn’t a bald-faced liar.
The Politicker report linked above reports that the New Yorkers attending a candidate’s forum posed two really good questions: first, why is it that every candidate for Mayor of New York City needs to apologize; and second, why don’t people like Weiner who have had their chance and disgraced themselves have the decency to get out of the way and let some new voices be heard? I think those are eminently fair questions. I hope New Yorkers keep asking those questions, again and again and again, until Anthony Weiner does the decent thing and slinks back into the anonymity he so richly deserves.