Weiner Banned from Air Force One

Book: Fmr. Rep. Has Always been Obnoxious

• April 19, 2012 10:38 am


Before a sex scandal forced him to resign, former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s obnoxious behavior and arrogance got him banned from Air Force One, according to a new book on Congress.

Weiner, a rising star in the Democratic Party before his sexual dalliances on Twitter went public, is described in the new book as an attention-starved blowhard. Weiner became the front man for Obamacare and quickly let it go to his head. According to the New York Post:

Weiner "would enter his office in the Rayburn Building screaming at the top of his lungs, ‘Why the f–k am I not on MSNBC?!’" journalist Robert Draper wrote in "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives." …

"In September 2009, after spending a day with Obama in New York to promote a financial-reform bill, Weiner hitched a ride back to Washington on the president’s private plane — and, being Weiner, couldn’t resist giving the leader of the free world some advice on how to achieve health reform," according to the book.

"‘Mr. President, I think you’re looking at this entirely the wrong way,’ he said. ‘You need to simplify it. Just say that what we’re doing is gradually expanding Medicare,’ " Draper wrote…

"‘Well,’ [Obama] said with a grin after their conversation, ‘Enjoy your last ride on Air Force One.’ "

Weiner resigned his post last June after tweeting a photo of his crotch to a young co-ed, while his wife, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, was pregnant with the couple’s first child.