Anthony Weiner was forced to the bench in the congressional arena earlier this week, but he appears to have a more lucrative and less prudish opportunity to get back in the fight, this time for pornography mogul, free speech advocate and hammerer of sexual hypocrites Larry Flynt.
Flynt offered to move Weiner and his family to Beverly Hills, where Flynt Management Group is located, match his previous medical benefits and pay him 20 percent more than he made in Congress. The particulars of the job offered are unclear, but Flynt praised Weiner for his “intensity and perseverance,” claiming he would be a “valuable asset” to the corporation. —ARK
“While this employment opportunity is being offered in large part due to your qualifications and clear passion for making a change, I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington,” Flynt wrote.
Flynt, who delivers his magazine for free to the office of each member of Congress, has consistently been a thorn in the side to Washington politicians involved in sex scandals. When President Bill Clinton was being impeached, Flynt offered a $1 million bounty for evidence of Republican philandering. The subsequent publication led to the resignation of would-be GOP House Speaker Bob Livingston of Louisiana.
Livingston was succeeded by David Vitter, who since was elected to the Senate and embroiled in his own prostitution scandal.