Brooklyn Seniors vs. Reporters at Weiner Resignation
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned today at a senior center on the Midwood-Gravesend line, and you can read about what he said, well, everywhere.
The local scene was total mayhem, however. The line for the press and citizens for Weiner’s resignation at the senior center was the same, and very long. One member of the press complained “There’s no letting us in early? Why is he making us wait?”
The seniors, trapped, got questions from the trapped reporters. One asked “Is Weiner’s resignation interrupting your day? Are you annoyed at him for that?” and the gentleman replied with “No, I want to support him.” Another asked “Do you think Weiner should donate to your center, since he’s used it for political reasons?” The senior replied “You should be donating to our center, as you’re being paid to be here.” Another reporter told a different senior that Weiner disgraced himself, and the senior replied “You’d do the same thing.”
However, their finest moment came when a heckler from the Howard Stern show started yelling obscene questions, and a senior woman replied “”He just wants to be on the camera, he’s ugly!”
Weiner exited rather quickly through the back door. A group of seniors were sitting near that exit, since they’d been there for lunch and had a great spot. When the press tried to follow his rush out, they pushed into the seniors, which earned the ire of one of the center’s employee’s – “Don’t you see the seniors? What’s wrong with you?”
A final grumble: News van, parked illegally in the bus stop: