We recently wrote about some politicians who have embarrassed themselves, their families and their campaigns, yet refuse to go quietly into that good night.
We mentioned Anthony Weiner prominently in that piece and he continues to amaze us. The disgraced ex-congressman turned New York City mayoral candidate referred to an opponent who just happens to be 69 years old as "Grandpa" at a political forum Tuesday.
And, to top it all off, the mayoral forum was sponsored by the American Association of Retired People.
According to the New York Post, the encounter started right before the beginning of the forum when Weiner put his hands on George McDonald's chest as he walked by the ex-representative.
"Don't put your hands on me ever again," the paper quoted McDonald as saying to Weiner.
"What's going to happen if I do?" Weiner replied. "You have anger issues."
"I don't have anger issues," McDonald said.
"Yes, you do, Grandpa," was Weiner's retort.
It seems that Weiner never tires of embarrassing himself or showing bad judgment. Even after being forced to resign from Congress for posting lewd pictures of his privates in texts, he continued the practice, referring to himself as "Carlos Danger" in some of the posts.
His poor wife has endured another round of public humiliation, yet stands by the man who is now trailing badly in the race for mayor.
Weiner said he made the remark about "Grandpa" because McDonald always refers to his granddaughter in campaign appearances. Tuesday, McDonald said he had an embarrassing discussion with his granddaughter recently when she asked why Weiner is famous.
We would imagine there are a lot of embarrassed parents and grandparents who have had uncomfortable chats with children about why Weiner is so well-known. It is simply unclear why his wife, friends and few remaining backers have not convinced "Carlos Danger" to pack up his campaign and stop embarrassing the world.
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