Tale of the Tape: Anthony Weiner Versus Eliot Spitzer

Written by Aaron Short on . Posted in Upfront.





New York’s prodigal pols are back and ready for redemption this fall at your local polling place. Both men are driven former public servants whose careers were tripped up by sex scandals of their own making. And they have more in common than they would care to admit.
Highest office held
Congressman
Highest office held
Governor
Greatest accomplishments
Pushed for a single payer health care system, helped reopen the Statue of Liberty’s crown
Greatest accomplishments
Sued Wall Street banks for inflating stock prices and investigated insurance companies
Qualifications for office sought
Demonstrates a broad knowledge of public policy, knows how to hold a press conference
Qualifications for office sought
Balanced a state budget several years ago, knows how to audit people
Weaknesses
Has a temper; does not work well with colleagues; social media
Weaknesses
Has a temper; does not work well with colleagues; hookers
Downfall
Tweeted photos of his private parts to women, lied about it
Downfall
Caught soliciting high-end prostitutes, tried to cover up wire transfer to pay for them
Result
Resigned several days later
Result
Resigned immediately
Nickname, thanks to Jay Leno
Peter Tweeter
Nickname, thanks to Jay Leno
Hooker Booker
Best New York Post headline, scandal edition
“Battle of the Bulge: Weiner Exposed”
Best New York Post headline, scandal edition
“Ho no!”
Best New York Post headline, comeback edition
“Weiner’s Second Coming! Anthony: Erect me Mr. Mayor”
Best New York Post headline, comeback edition
“Here We Ho Again!”
Most powerful enemies
Andrew Cuomo, Christine Quinn, David Letterman
Most powerful enemies
Andrew Cuomo, Dick Grasso, Ken Langone
Estranged backer
Chuck Schumer
Estranged backer
David Paterson
Cuomo on whether he should run for office again
“Shame on us.”
Cuomo on whether he should run for office again
No comment.
Actor who should be cast to play him in a biopic
Bob Saget
Actor who should be cast to play him in a biopic
Stanley Tucci
Actor who played him on Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Fallon
Actor who played him on Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader

 

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