Thursday, June 09, 2011

Intrade Odds for Weiner to Resign

Update: 52 percent last night when originally posted, now down to 35 percent.


At 6/10/2011 6:16 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

Yep. Congress is filled with degenerates just like this Weiner insisting they know what's best for you. What could go wrong?

At 6/10/2011 7:30 AM, Blogger Josh said...

I'll take that bet. He's too ambitious.

At 6/10/2011 7:33 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

in 10 years cspan is going to be jersey shore.

At 6/10/2011 8:19 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

this may be a factor:

"Even if scandal-stained Rep. Anthony Weiner didn't want to stay in office, he needs to stay in office.

Unlike many of his peers in the House, Weiner doesn't have a business or even a law degree to fall back on.

Weiner, 46, took home $156,117 in 2010, according to his federal tax returns released by his staff.

His humiliated wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, earned $154,000 in 2009, federal records show.

He owes between $10,000 and $15,000 on his American Express card, according to his most recent financial-disclosure forms.

If he steps down, he could grovel to cable TV execs for talking-head "analyst" gigs that hopefully pay more than the $825 he gets for appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

But with Weiner's reputation in ruins, other lucrative jobs may be hard to get.

"He would most likely have to go to friends in the business sector, but he doesn't have a financial background," said political consultant Joseph Mercurio."

i love the fact that they guy has no marketable skills at all, no business training, and somehow is a congressman.

small wonder congress makes such poor decisions: it's made up of economic illiterates.

(not that the executive branch is any better lately)

At 6/10/2011 10:28 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

10 years, Morganovich? You're being generous.

At 6/10/2011 10:52 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Congress is filled with degenerates just like this Weiner insisting they know what's best for you"...

Well if the N.Y. Post knows what its talking about apparently a a majority of the Perv's district want him to stay put...

At 6/10/2011 11:04 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

A small majority. And you do have to wonder what their options are if they elected this under accomplished Weenie. When I lived in NYC, I remember my choices at the polls were horrible and terrifying.

At 6/10/2011 11:07 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

"10 years, Morganovich? You're being generous."

i figure that's how long until snooki is eligible to be president. (don't you have to be 35?)

ever seen the movie "idiocracy"?

i fear it is becoming less a work of fiction and more a book of prophesy every day.

At 6/10/2011 12:05 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"i figure that's how long until snooki is eligible to be president. (don't you have to be 35?)"

Well yes, but has anyone seen her birth certificate?

At 6/10/2011 1:20 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

I dunno, Morganovich, Snooki might be an improvement.

I did actually burn 90 minutes of my life watching Idiocracy. I thought it was a cautionary tale of what would happen if we let congress have complete control of the economy. No?

At 6/11/2011 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say I love all the allegations leaking out about this douche. He was the ultimate in arrogant, liberal idiocy and to seem him fall so far is just delicious. :)


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