The news has not been kind to former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner lately. Not kind at all.
As if L’Affaire De Junk wasn’t difficult enough for the poor, unfortunate New Yorker, he’s now embroiled in another controversy. And this one, like its more famous cousin, is entirely of his own making.
The New York Daily News delivers:
When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner, through a staffer, said the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder was registered in New York State.
Not so, said the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
The New York license plate bolted on Weiner’s Pathfinder – US Congress 9 – had expired as of 2006, according to the DMV.
“That license plate should not be on a car,” a DMV spokeswoman said. It wasn’t even issued to the Pathfinder, but to another one of Weiner’s cars, a Honda, according to vehicle records.
Valid plates were issued to Weiner’s Pathfinder, but they don’t have the helpful words “US Congress” on them, and so look less official. It’s unclear what happened to those plates.
Unclear? We think not. He’s obviously hiding them in his underpants.
“Switching around license plates is what criminals do,” noted a retired Brooklyn accident investigator. “If you are a congressman, you aren’t supposed to be switching out your plates. I guess that’s the least of his worries.”
Now that Weiner’s not a big shot, loudmouth Congressman anymore, we suspect he may have to pony up the money to take care of this little problem.
Either that or slip a New York copy $20 next time he gets pulled over.
Source: New York Daily News