Ever since I first saw his commercials during his losing bid for the Democratic nomination for NYC Mayor a few years back, I’ve always had an arms-length admiration for the unfortunately-named Anthony Weiner, U.S. representative from Queens.

You could say, I have a soft spot for Weiner. (HA!)

Anthony Weiner has that Rahm Emannuel thing going on (and seems to be following a similar career path). They even look similar. If you’re going into some form of white-collar battle, Anthony is, like Rahm, the guy you want playing for your team. He’s a smart dude who can articulate his view (or that of his party) intelligently and forcefully, but at the same time, he doesn’t seem to be afraid to lay down an old fashion verbal ass whoopin’ as he did recently (and awesomely) on the House Floor. Here, he vehemently attacks a Republican plot to block a bill that would fund healthcare for 9-11 emergency workers. He bitchslaps the Republican cabal down for hiding behind “procedural” matters. He even points to and chastizes some off-camera Republican for the necessary Red-sticking-it-to-Blue nonsense. He told that unnamed distinguished gentleman to sit his ass down.

Just awesome.

Cheers to you, Mr. Weiner.

UPDATE:

The Republican that Anthony was yelling at was fellow New York state representative and human New York Post cover, Peter King. Here they are yelling at each other on Fox News. Peter King disintegrates into a quivering bowl of cliche-sputtering old man jello.

And they even went on Sean Hannity’s Radio program to discuss the matter. And it seems to me that Sean Hannity is being somewhat biased. I don’t want to be unfair to Sean. But it’s almost like he has an agenda here.