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The 4-Day-Long Goodbye: Weiner Officially Resigns

June 21, 2011 by  

The 4-Day-Long Goodbye: Weiner Officially Resigns

Sender of sexual tweets Anthony Weiner is officially the former Representative from New York. Four days after publicly announcing his resignation, Weiner submitted copies of his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

According to POLITICO’s On Congress blog, the letter was succinct: “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Representatives for New York’s Ninth Congressional District, effective at midnight, June 21, 1011. It has been an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn.”

Weiner’s resignation announcement four days ago caused further controversy as news outlets learned the former Congressman would receive a generous retirement package after just 12 years of service. Each additional day he waited to resign added to this pension.

“Weiner, 46, has been a Congressman for 12 years and has a recent salary of $174,000 (standard for both the House and Senate). After leaving office he has a couple of choices. He can begin taking discounted pension payments of about $25,000 a year starting at age 56 or wait until age 62 and collect about $35,000 a year,” read an article on SmartMoney.com.

“In addition to his pension, Weiner will collect from (an) additional plan, plus Social Security. He also has a blue-chip stock portfolio that disclosure filings show was worth $226,000 in 2009 when the market had tanked, so it’s probably worth about $300,000 now… Weiner is getting the equivalent of a $1.2 million exit payment after serving just 12 years on the job.”

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  • Jana

    I am glad he resigned. Not becasue he cheated, but because he so blatenly lied to the whole country and his wife for over a week before he finally told the truth. He wasn’t even that good of a liar. He was arrogantly trying to take control over the interviews about this whole mess, and lie to this country. It didn’t work.We could see right through him. If he would have gotten away with this, it would have emboldened him to keep lying about more and more things.

    It doesn’t matter WHO it is when they are caught lying they need to go.

    • Raggs

      Hey he kinnda reminds me of a politican when he was opening his mouth.
      I think the name fit’s… I would say something else, but….

    • http://deleted Claire

      Jana: I agree with you.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Jana,

      Right on.Have a nice day.

  • s c

    Good riddance to just another ultraliberal progressive. The name sure fits. I suspect the high priests of the pc progressives decided the weeny was expendable, so it was time for him to ‘go.’
    If his love life was stifled at home, I imagine his wife ripped the weeny a new one when she came back from Europe. Such is life among the “elites.”
    Sadly, he’ll be replaced by another weeny with a different name (standards are viewed as liabilities in DC). Stick a fork in that weeny, Josephine. He’s truly “done.”

  • jopa

    I am just so glad he didn’t drag his wife on stage like Vitter did and make her look like a fool.Andrew Breitbart and I both want this whore-monger to do the right thing and disappear also, like John Ensign and Larry Craig.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      jopa,

      Weiner was a liar and a scum bag.He not only lied to his wife,but to the American people as well.Au revoir to this two bit phoney.Also good riddance.

  • http://deleted Claire

    I will post what a friend of mine said:
    “Don’t tweet your meat if you want to keep your seat.”
    The same rules never apply–some of the politicians can get by with anything while others cannot.
    I can think of a few more that should be run out of office–Republican and Democrat alike.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Claire,

      Hey Claire,I like that one.
      “Don’t tweet your meat if you want to keep your seat.”Too bad Wiener didn’t read that little bit of wisdom.HA HA HA

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