Friday, July 30, 2010

 

Paging Al Pacino

Yep, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is off his meds again.  Yesterday, he went after Republicans for not voting for a "health-care for 9/11 workers" bill that Democrats tried to push through in an expedited "suspension of the rules" process that requires a two-thirds majority for passage.  That is usually reserved for so-called non-controversial bills like naming a post office or honoring a universally loved individual like Bob Hope. It's not for a measure that would authorize spending $7.5 billion -- regardless of the seeming moral merits to the case.


So, the GOP had a point that the Democrats shouldn't have been trying to push the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act through the House in this manner.


In any event, Weiner went after Republicans for voting against the bill:





Obviously, Al Pacino is getting a bit long in the tooth, but in his younger days, he would have made a great Anthony Weiner. Or, maybe Weiner is just channeling Pacino from "And Justice For All":





In any event, Weiner was still in crazy-fighting form this morning as he went after his New York congressional delegation colleague, Rep. Peter King, Republican from Long Island:






While it's nice to see a little bit of passion coming out of a House floor speech, the fact that Weiner is actually thinking about running for New York city mayor again is, well, daunting to say the least.


By the way, the Zadroga bill is hardly non-controversial, for reasons outlined here.

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