Last night,New York Representative Anthony Weiner spoke at the Congressional Correspondents' Dinner. Today, the Internet'sgeneral consensus is that he killed it (and that yes, he really did look likeRachel from Glee back in the day):
Perhaps he'sbeen taking pointers from his oldroommate Jon Stewart , because for a politician, Anthony Weiner whom the Observer once described as "long and stringy, [with] narrowshoulders, an ostrich neck, Vulcan ears, a nasal voice that, close your eyes, couldstand in for Woody Allen's" knows his way around a punchline. Here he is on theHouse floor a few weeks ago, mocking the push to defund NPR, home of those"kinky" threats to American society, Car Talk's Clickand Clack . (Bonus points for the use of visual aids):
Here, someof our favorite Weiner zingers of recent memory:
On The Sean Hannity Show :
MicheleBachmann : ... all the surplus in Social Security is a big vault stuffed withIOU notes, there's not one dime sitting in there.
Weiner :Are you surprised to learn, Congresswoman Bachmann, that we don't have a roomfilled with dimes? [ via ]
On Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell , inresponse to a quote from Tim Pawlenty on "Obamacare":
[ pointingto his coffee cup ] This mug knows more about health care reform than Pawlentyknows. [ via ]
Onthe House floor:
I just want to advise people watchingat home, playing that now-popular drinking game of you take a shot whenever theRepublicans saying something that's not true: Please assign a designated driver.This is going to be a long afternoon. [ via ]
At an event on the Lowest East Side:
Every single moment that we arestroking our beards and gazing at our navel and thinking about the world we'dlike to be and singing "Kumbaya" is another day we're not punching BillO'Reilly in the nose. [ via ]
On The Daily Show :
I would have beaten Bloomberg [in the New York mayoral race] like arented mule. [ via ]
Time tostart an #AnthonyWeinerToHostSNL campaign, perhaps?
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