Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Anthony Weiner's 14 Missing Ideas for New York City

    Perhaps buoyed by Mark Sanford's unlikely political resurrection, former Congressman Anthony Weiner is slowly raising his public profile in an apparent bid for mayor of New York City.  Earlier in April, Weiner launched a website where he presents a virtual pamphlet (paid for by Weiner for Mayor) entitled "Keys to the City - 64 Ideas to Keep New York the Capital of the Middle Class."  On Monday, Weiner's first tweet from a brand new Twitter account was a link to this document:

    However, a closer inspection of the website reveals that "64 Ideas" might not be a first draft.  A look at the embedded text in his website says: “Keys to the City - 78 Ideas to Keep New York the Capital of the Middle Class - By Anthony D. Weiner ”.  (It pops up on a Google search also.) Here's a screencap of the source code:

    One can't help wondering which fourteen ideas didn't make the cut.  Perhaps Michael Bloomberg's Big Gulp ban was originally Weiner's plan.