Representative Anthony Weiner to Join Phillie Phanatic in Hot Dog Launch
PHILADELPHIA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Someone in the Phillies PR department gets it – though the joke is certainly the elephant in the room. U.S. Representative for New York’s 9th District, Anthony Weiner, who is embroiled in controversy for Twittering® explicit photos of his genitalia to women, will be standing side by side tomorrow evening with the Phillie Phanatic in a promotional hot dog launch at Citizen’s Bank Park.
“When they called me, my initial reaction was rage,” said Weiner. “But after thinking about it, it might just be the thing to take some of the heat off the situation. We have to laugh at ourselves. Personally, I laugh every time I look at my johnson in the mirror.”
A fixture in Philadelphia since 1978, the Phillie Phanatic is widely regarded as the best mascot in all of sports with a variety of hilarious, choreographed routines that delight and often infuriate opposing players, coaches, and managers. His longtime run ins with Dodgers former manager, Tommy Lasorda, remain legendary.
“I’m kind of looking forward to it,” added Weiner who will join the Phanatic between innings of a scheduled Phillies-Marlins game. “I could never see the Yankees or Mets doing this. And although I’m no fan of the Phillies, I appreciate them reaching out and seeing the humor in my predicament.”
But DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has called for Weiner’s immediate resignation, feels the stunt is an outrage.
“He’s mocking a very serious issue,” she said. “It’s as if everyone who is lucky to snag a flying hot dog out of the air, is figuratively taking a big, mustard-covered, bite out of the Congressman’s spectacularly groomed penis. What’s next?”