I'm grateful that you've stayed in touch with me with your thoughts, ideas and even an occasional complaint. Now I need your help.
I've launched what I like to call "Weiner 2.0." It's the new website for my constituents, and I'd like you to give it a once-over.
The address is www.house.gov/weiner and it features a bunch of new features.
Don't be shy. Try it out. Hit all the tabs and buttons. Watch all the videos. Take a stab at our fancy new map-based information pages. And then let me know what you think. Send me an email with your critique so my team and I can perfect it.
Thanks for being part of my "Beta Test" team.
ANTHONY D. WEINER
Member of Congress
P.S. While you are there, don't forget to sign up for "Weiner Alerts" and podcasts.
Okay, let's get to work. Anthony wants to know what we think. (Let's start off by saying "it features a bunch of new features" is kind of redundant.) Click on the photo to read his biography page.
"Although he didn't come from a political or powerful family, New York City is in Anthony Weiner's blood."
I didn't realize people thought that you had to be from a political or powerful family to have NYC in your blood. Maybe the following would be more appropriate phrasing: "Anthony Weiner is a native New Yorker."
"He started a program to take at-risk and troublesome teens and put them to work cleaning graffiti. He called them 'Weiner's Cleaners'."
Oh God...take that off the website, like, right away.
"After September 11th, Weiner was the only New Yorker appointed by the Democratic Leader to serve on the Homeland Security Task Force."
What does that say about the Democratic Leader? Not making your party look too good with that line.
"In 2005, animated by the plight of the middle class and those struggling to make it, Weiner ran for Mayor of New York City."
Okay, Tony, no one believes that pile of horse dung. You ran because you are a media whore and when you run unopposed for Congress no one pays attention to you.
"With a general election only eight short weeks away, Weiner decided party unity was of paramount concern. In a move that earned the respect of the public, his colleagues and Democratic Party leaders, he unified the party by conceding the race and backing Ferrer, his one-time opponent, as the Democratic nominee."
Actually, that was one of the worst flip-flops in your history. Just hours after saying you would definitely stay in the race, you suddenly reversed course and dropped out. A lot of us thought you were really lame and/or had been promised something in return.
"Anthony Weiner currently sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has the largest jurisdiction in the U.S. House, overseeing telecommunications, public health, air quality and environmental protection, the nation's energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce."
Air quality here sucks, environmental protection is non-existent, we use more energy than ever, our highways are clogged and our bridges are crumbling. In other words, I wouldn't boast about your involvement with this.
"...his work in Washington shows his commitment to his hometown. He has brought millions of dollars home to New York City"
This reminds me of the Chris Rock routine where the father brags about how great he is for supporting his children. That's what you're supposed to do; you wanna a medal for this?
"Funds Funding to restore our city's parks and beaches...and even funds funding to clean graffiti"
Oh boy...when Hiram is done with his proofreader, we'll send him over to you.
"He has also fought to uphold New York values. The National Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) praised him for his vigilant efforts on behalf of a woman's right to choose. He has won perfect scores from our nation's largest environmental groups. And Congressman Weiner was given the "honor" of a grade of "F" from the National Rifle Association."
I didn't realize that there was such a thing as "New York values". I don't think cities have values; people do.
"The Forward called him one of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans."
This is the last line of your bio? How about something like, "Anthony Weiner is proud to represent Brooklyn and Queens in Congress and would like to hear from you..."?