Weiner watch: Carlos Danger's latest stunt is mocking an English reporter's accent

Weiner watch: Carlos Danger's latest stunt is mocking an English reporter's accent

Anthony WeinerSomeone somewhere will eventually coin the phrase “Weiner Syndrome,” so why not here and now? The disease is a condition where a person who professes to want something desperately — fame or power or both — but can’t help sabotaging his own ambitions.

I can think of no other way to describe the latest antic by mayoral candidate Carlos Danger. Fresh off insulting a 69-year-old rival by calling him “gramps” in front of a roomful of other “grampses” (the occasion was an AARP forum!), on Thursday Anthony Weiner, the MailOnline reports, “attempted to deflect a tough question from an English reporter in New York yesterday by affecting a bizarre fake-English accent”:

And if witnesses thought it couldn’t get any worse, he then tried to melt the joke’s frosty reception by attempting to perform an English weather forecast.

Give Weiner credit. For an encore, he could have dropped his pants (though in his view that probably wouldn’t have been for comedic effect).

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The latest awkward episode in the Weiner Follies (video follows) began when ITV Daybreak’s Lucy Watson asked the former Congressman after a campaign event if anything would get in the way of his bid to be the city’s next mayor. Weiner responded:

I just have a feeling I’ve like stepped into a Monty Python bit.

I don’t know would anything stop me? Now is a rock going to fall on my head?

The candidate withdrew his foot from his mouth long enough to insert the other, adding: ‘Is there anything else I can do for ITV? Do you want me to do the weather or something?’

Watson proved to be quicker than her interviewee, quipping dryly, “It’s going to be rainy, cloudy and grey so do what you can guys, try to keep your head up and keep a stiff upper lip.”

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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