Anthony Weiner Isn’t Done Lurking on Your Computer Screen

He’s staging a comeback as a fictional version of himself.

National Journal
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Lucia Graves
Jan. 9, 2014, 11:10 a.m.

You may be un­der the im­pres­sion that An­thony Wein­er’s sex­ting ad­dic­tion nuked his polit­ic­al ca­reer. After all, this fall GQ‘s Mar­shall Sella wrote a poignant pro­file of the failed New York may­or­al can­did­ate that ended with the fol­low­ing de­tail:

An­thony Wein­er pad­ded his way in front of me to the door. I told him he’d be back. Not to be po­lite or fill a gap; it’s the way he’s built. He pondered the re­mark briefly, then shrugged. But, for once, it was hard to read him. He might have meant: No, it’s too late for all that. He might have meant: Of course I will.

Well, the ver­dict is in: Of course he will.

The comeback com­mences Fri­day, when the former con­gress­man and no­tori­ous sex­ter will guest star in the sea­son fi­nale of Amazon’s Al­pha House, which fol­lows the lives of a hand­ful of mis­fit sen­at­ors liv­ing to­geth­er near Cap­it­ol Hill.

He’s play­ing him­self, nat­ur­ally.

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