Anthony Weiner went courting Hispanic votes on the Univision network this morning, responding to critics who want him to drop out of the race, and explaining that his choice of “Carlos Danger” as his mysterious online sexting name was nothing more than a joke.
Via Capital New York:
Weiner’s candidacy has been derailed over the past week by reports that he engaged in online sexual conversations even after he resigned from Congress, using the online alias Carlos Danger.
“Why did you pick a Hispanic name and how dangerous were you really?” asked Satcha Pretto, the Univision host.
“It was a joke in my personal life between me and one person,” Weiner responded. “I’m not going to comment about the information that that person has chosen to release. They can do whatever they want. They can try to harm me in any way they want.”
At least one person didn’t find the joke very funny – Rev. Erick Salgado went so far as to proclaim Weiner’s choice of an Hispanic name to be racist, explaining that using a Spanish name to conduct perverted online affairs gives the entire Spanish community a bad name.
Bear in mind that, while Weiner would like this to all blow over (“Ya Basta!” or “Enough Already” as he exclaimed), the severity of his actions need to be taken very seriously. This man is running for mayor of New York City. A report from Breitbart reminds us that these types of actions can leave our politicians open to blackmail.
For example, at the height of the Spitzer prostitute scandal, the then-sitting governor had his federal security clearance revoked by the Department of Homeland Security for that very reason … blackmail. Imagine the mayor of New York without security clearance from the DHS.
Are we to trust these men with a position of comptroller or mayor of New York City, when they can’t even control their own personal issues?