If U disliked former congressman Anthony Weiner for his online shenanigans, wait until you read about his offline behavior!
A new book called Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives does not paint a flattering picture of the controversial politician.
Journalist Robert Draper eludes that Weiner was not only obnoxious in front of his staff and desperate for
full frontal media exposure, but was overly ambitious to the point where tried to tell President Barack Obama how to do his job. The book, which hits shelves on Tuesday, reads:
“In September 2009, after spending a day with Obama in New York to promote a financial-reform bill, Weiner hitched a ride back to Washington on the president’s private plane — and, being Weiner, couldn’t resist giving the leader of the free world some advice on how to achieve health reform. ‘Mr. President, I think you’re looking at this entirely the wrong way,’ he said. ‘You need to simplify it. Just say that what we’re doing is gradually expanding Medicare.’”
That takes A LOT of nerve, so we love how Obama allegedly responded, as Draper continues:
“‘Well,’ [Obama] said with a grin after their conversation, ‘Enjoy your last ride on Air Force One.’”
And if this happened around this time last year, then it probably really was his last ride. Ha!
He also wanted nothing more than to be on television. The book states Weiner “would enter his office in the Rayburn Building screaming at the top of his lungs, ‘Why the f–k am I not on MSNBC?!’”
He ended up getting his wish and was a frequent guest, but we all know how the rest of his story goes…
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