Older, mellower Weiner denies tossing salad as younger man

If there weren’t the possibility he could actually end up as mayor of New York City, we’d really enjoy Anthony Weiner’s public rehabilitation campaign. The New York Times on Thursday published a less-than-flattering profile of Weiner’s days in Congress, recalling an incident in 2005 when an angry Weiner became irritated with a staff member and allegedly threw a salad against the wall. Weiner downplayed that incident before a forum in Harlem today, BuzzFeed reports.

“The salad story’s apocryphal,” Weiner told BuzzFeed. “First of all, I don’t do salad. That’s the other thing about the story. I don’t do salads.”

It’s no wonder Weiner has emerged from exile to campaign; this next quote is the mark of a consumate politician — Clintonesque, even. If he did toss that salad, and he’s not saying he did, he was only doing it because he cares so much about the middle class.

“Look, I’m impatient for change, and I fight hard for the middle class and those struggling to make it, and I make no apology about that,” Weiner said. “I mean, I’m a much mellower person than I was when the salad did or did not wind up on the wall.”


  • tjp77

    As a resident of NYC, the really, really sad thing is that he seems to be the best possible candidate right now considering the other choices. Ugh, I feel like I need a shower after typing that.

    • Jim Denney

      What? Give “The Rent is Too Damn High” guy a chance, after 3 terms of Nanny B youse guys deserve somebody with a sense of humor.

      • tjp77

        Believe me, that guy would be a freaking godsend compared to what we’re going to end up with here. Its either Weiner or Bloomberg’s little protege, Christine Quinn.

        I wish it were different; I have family working on Joe Lhota’s campaign, but there’s no way a Republican is going to take it this time, especially with the current bribery scandal in the papers (undoubtably orchestrated by Quinn).

      • John (it true me am)

        Plus he’s a karate master.

      • Elaine

        He’d fit right in with this administration. Everything is too damn high!

    • operanerd1986

      I know what you mean. I live in Chicago, which has a similarly bad selection of politicians.

      • stuckinIL4now

        You think Wiener and Rahmbo might be fraternal twins?

        • operanerd1986

          It wouldn’t surprise me.

    • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

      I feel for you, bro. In SF in 2003, the choice was young Supervisor Gavin Newsom, moderate Dem with gel in his hair, vs. young Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, liberal Dem without gel. Tweedledem and Tweedledem. Couldn’t bring myself to pick one. Thought SF had dodged a bullet when Newsom, the less radical of the two, won. Then, within the year, he defied state law and started marrying gays. The rest is history.

      • Weygand

        I voted for Jordan in the election before that. The funny thing is, outside SF, Newsome is pretty left of center but in SF people talk about him like he’s some sort of Rexist.

    • Elaine

      WHAT? He’s the BEST? You can’t be serious? He’s a LIAR! You know BEFORE voting that he looked at the camera, blamed someone else and kept telling blatant LIES! ANYONE else would be better. DON’T VOTE FOR HIM.

      • tjp77

        Oh no, I’m not going to vote for him, I’m voting for the Republican candidate. But the Republicans in NYC are in the middle of a huge bribery scandal and basically have no shot this election.

        Basically whoever wins the Dem primary is going to be the next mayor, and that contest seems to be between Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner. And of those two, Weiner is the lesser evil.

    • © Sponge

      I’m sorry. Regardless the choice, he’s NEVER the best one.

  • Jeremy
    • Im_Rick_James

      Brilliant! I doff my chapeau to thee, sir…

  • Jeremy
    • Elaine

      EWWWW After he looked into the camera with righteous indignation and swearing someone hacked his account and he would get to the bottom of it, I can’t stand looking at him! Such a LIAR. Last thing we need in politics now.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Double mega EWWWWs–and I hate tidy whities!

      • stuckinIL4now

        Or in Weiner’s case–is that “tighty” whities?

      • Jeremy

        Yeah tidy whities are bad.

  • Beau Toxx

    New Yorkers have become so wacked out they elect the likes of Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, and now the Weiner

  • OldmanRick

    Out of a city of nearly 8 million people, Weiner is the best NYC can do? If so, we really have fallen far and fast.

    • Raye09

      ya know, I was thinking the same thing

    • Axelgreaser

      The same principle could apply to the White House. Out of over 310 million, give or take 11 to 22 million illegals, Obama was the best we could come up with?

      • OldmanRick

        Makes one wonder doesn’t it? From my perspective it would seem that the jackass and repugnut party elite select our choices, and we voters are left to decide who is the lesser of the two evils. The last two times the uninformed, gimmedat crowd elected the current emperor wannabe.

  • Dick_Gosinya

    Tony Weiner: Salad tosser, high-tech flasher and exhibitionist. Seems like the perfect candidate to replace Nanny Bloomberg as Mayor of NYC.

  • beebop1952

    okay. The picture on Twitchy is a new one for me. New Yorkers are seriously CONSIDERING voting for this guy? (shudders …..)

  • halflight

    “Tossing salad”? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_'toss_the_salad'_mean_in_sexual_terms

    At least Twitchy avoided another dick joke, but, ick.

  • © Sponge

    Name one thing you’ve done to help the middle class, Weiner. One. Thing.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Weiner’s going to win. A Democrat hasn’t been forecast to win the NYC mayoral race in 28 years, since Koch’s third term.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I bet he also denies the shirtless Weiner photo that accompanies the Twitchy headline for this story, too, eh?

  • lgeubank

    Tony Weenie always had self-control problems. The first time I ever heard of him was on some video, where he was absolutely out of control, frothing and raging against his political opponents.

    He lacks a judicious temperament, sort of like a loose rolling cannon.

    • Axelgreaser

      Cuomo possesses those same Wiener attributes as far as I can tell. Screaming, podium smashers both! I heard Cuomo giving a speech on either ‘women’s choice’ or gun rights, I can’t remember which and I was transfixed (and paralyzed) by the hollering and histrionics. And both men have the ability to puff up all major visible artery’s which makes them all the more ominous and set their eye’s to bulging so far from their heads, that you’d swear they’re about to pop out of their sockets and fly across the room. It can’t be the water, NYC has the best tasting water in the world! I can’t imagine anything more of a torture than sitting thru a captive session of the three biggest screechers: Biden grimacing and fuming, Cuomo bulging, Wiener wagging, and all three railing and hollering like lunatics! Democrat’s are frightening and they all have crazy eye’s, all documented on Youtube, btw. Look at what’s in the White House. A petulant, lecturing dictator. Poor potty training?

  • Axelgreaser

    CAN A WIENER CHANGE ITS SPOTS? Can such a vile, hateful liar ever come clean? (No pun intended). Does he have papers from his therapist to prove to his constituents that he doesn’t belong on a sex offender’s list? In fact, why isn’t he on one!? I don’t understand it. Out of a city of millions, a city that produces amazing innovators, brilliant individuals from every walk of life, why this man? First of all his behavior patterns of screaming, hollering and lying, plus wasting time hovered over a computer broadcasting his ‘junque’ around the world proves he is not well suited (and not always dressed) for public service. Two Democratic ‘shoo-in’s’ that boggle my mind. Wiener and Clinton. Is NYC, no, let me broaden that to include the entire United States, out of our minds? What must the world think of our judgment skills? Wiener makes the country a dick joke, imo. And who is backing this man for office? There’s another puzzlement. I have an ‘older, mellower wiener too, but does that make me a candidate to run one of the greatest cities in the world? One that under its present leadership has banned salt, 32-oz soda’s and smoking in restaurants under another wiener who screeches socialism and heavy handed Marxist rule? Are these the contributions we can now expect from one of our greatest showplace cities?

    • JM_in_WASH

      I’m not puzzled at all, it’s the democratic party who puts party before any decorum of what is right and just.

      • Axelgreaser

        Well said, as always!

  • dagnytaggart

    Weiner doesn’t “do” salads…I’m sure not, it’s kinda hard to get lettuce to hold it’s form…

  • Spinmamma

    There is nothing quite as creepy as an older exhibitionist.

  • Drivingtheview

    So who tossed Antony Weiner’s salad?

    • Bui van vat

      Dunno, but I sure hope that’s ranch dressing!

      • liberalssuck

        Roflmao!! and hope it was croutons too!!

  • jetch

    this is the same guy who first denied those pictures were of him, right? he “wasn’t sure that underwear was his”, right? does anyone believe anything this guy says?? if anything, this just proves he has not changed! and the idiots of ny will make him mayor…

  • Right Wired

    It’s a bit like paying pee wee baseball with this guy. He just floats these underhand pitches of wiffle-balls high up in to air, daring you to swing.

  • Donna W

    He’s just so damn ugly.
    I need eye bleach :(

  • Anthony Clay

    if you think he is getting any from his mudlim wife, please, shes not letting any kosher beef in that islamic jungle

  • Mike Rogers

    When I read the headline, I thought the “tossing salad” thing meant something entirely different than tossing a salad.

  • jukin

    When Anthony is tossing salad, he is thinking of nothing else.

  • Guest

    Little Weiner was exposed as a bare-faced liar, in front of America…
    nuff said.

  • stillinthe60s

    Wonder if there were any nuts in the salad?

  • Dr_Tesla

    This guy is one of the ugliest men I have ever seen. What was that Kirsten Powers woman thinking? LOL
    Somebody needs to hit this guy right in the nose.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    OH!!! When I read that weiner denied tossing salad I’d thought maybe he’d spent time in prison. kinda misleading headline there. LOL!

  • bobbythebuilder

    If Hill….er….Billery was smart, it would run for mayor of new jork. it could rule with an iron fist for years and the subjects would LOVE it.