Local Pol: Let No Opportunity Go Unexploited!

What makes politician types totally different from civilians like you and us? Ultimately, it's that special ability to take anything at all — and especially anything garnering lots of headlines — and make it about them. Even when it isn't, at all.

To wit:

U.S. Representative * 9TH CD, New York * Brooklyn-Queens
ANTHONY D. WEINER
P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2005

BRAUNSTEIN CASE HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN FEDERAL LAW
WEINER CALLS ON EBAY TO STOP SELLING FAKE LAW ENFORCEMENT BADGES

Yeah, that's the big lesson of the Braustein case: Too many tchotchkes available on eBay. If not for that, everything with Braunstein would just fine, we're sure.

Congressman Anthony D. Weiner [House.gov]