The New York Observer is reporting that Anthony Weiner (D) scoped out the possibility of becoming a media star even before his failed bid for mayor of New York:
One agent he was said to have met is known for high-end placements on cable TV networks and represents many household names. According to an industry insider, Mr. Weiner wanted to gauge how a failed mayoral bid would impact his prospects of landing a lucrative TV or radio gig.
“He was exploring his options and what they were at the time and what they may be should he run an unsuccessful campaign,” the insider explained. “It just seemed that exploring his media options became a factor in running for mayor.”
“I’m not helping you with this story,” Weiner told the Observer, when asked for comment. He delivered the remark in the most fitting way possible. By text message.