Anthony Weiner's campaign for mayor is nothing if not consistent. Today, Weiner is in the news for referring to one of his opponents — one of his older opponents — as "Grandpa." Oddly, it's not quite as bad as it sounds.
NY1, a local news station in New York City, captured the exchange between Weiner and George McDonald, a long-shot Republican candidate for the position. McDonald has not been shy about criticizing Weiner, telling a forum last week that the Democrat is a “self-pleasuring freak.” When the two ran into each other today, McDonald reacted badly when Weiner touched him, as the Daily News reports.
Then this happened, via NY1.com.
McDonald: I said keep your hands off me.
Weiner: I heard what you said.
McDonald: Don't put your hands on me ever again.
Weiner: Really? What's gonna happen if I do? What, are you a tough guy now?
McDonald: Yeah, I am. (mumbling)
Weiner: You have an anger issue.
McDonald: I don't have any anger issue.
Weiner: Yes, you do, Grandpa.
McDonald: (throws up his hands) Ooh, OK. They're going to love that.
The "they" to whom McDonald referred was probably the hosts of the event: the American Association of Retired Persons. McDonald had a point, of course, but the exchange was more contentious from both sides than has been represented.