Anthony Weiner Stages Comeback, Part II

In his latest incarnation, he’ll be writing for Business Insider.

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Lucia Graves
March 24, 2014, 10:06 a.m.

An­thony Wein­er isn’t done lurk­ing on your com­puter screen. This time, the failed New York City may­or­al can­did­ate and in­cor­ri­gible sex­ter will be a monthly colum­nist for Busi­ness In­sider.

The column — titled Wein­er! — will run on the last Fri­day of each month, Busi­ness In­sider‘s Hunter Walk­er in­forms us. It will be im­bued with Wein­er’s “unique in­sider per­spect­ive.”

The de­but of Wein­er! on March 28 will mark the second move in the former law­maker’s pre­dict­able if in­ad­vis­able comeback-nar­rat­ive post-may­or­al can­did­acy. The first was a cameo in Garry Trudeau’s Amazon com­edy Al­pha House, the latest in a long string of polit­ic­al satires mock­ing life in Wash­ing­ton. The third, we’re hop­ing, will be a real­ity TV show that faith­fully doc­u­ments what goes on in the mind of a man who can­not be dis­suaded from run­ning for pub­lic of­fice, nar­rated by Dav­id At­ten­bor­ough. (And, re­mind­er, this is not the first time he’s needed to make a polit­ic­al comeback. For the un­ini­ti­ated, here are some de­tails from An­thony Wein­er Sex­ting Scan­dal, Round One.)

Wein­er fol­lows in the foot­steps of Eli­ot Spitzer, who op­ted to reenter pub­lic life in late 2008 by writ­ing a quasi-reg­u­lar column for Slate. That didn’t work out so well for Spitzer’s lat­ent polit­ic­al am­bi­tions (last fall he lost in the Demo­crat­ic primary for New York City comp­troller to a less­er-known can­did­ate). But Wein­er’s not dis­cour­aged.

“Maybe this will get me men­tioned on the in­ter­webs,” Wein­er tweeted Monday. And so it did.


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