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Weiner and a Jackass

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

The Twitter portion of Anthony Weiner's around-the-Internet-in-four-hours tour has wrapped, and we're reminded that it's probably fair to say that no sitting national official is willing to mix it up online with such snarky abandon. Check out the twanscript -- like where Weiner responds to a tweet calling him an un-American anti-semite with this: "@Jihadihunter group meet our troll. #feelbetternowjackass?"

Not surprisingly, Weiner admits that rather than aim for Speaker of the House, he'd like to be mayor of New York City, where jackass is a term of endearment.