Archive for January 25th, 2005

25th January
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, January 25, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The week started out well for Anthony Weiner, the Brooklyn-Queens congressman who seeks to sneak to the head of the Democratic pack of candidates for mayor.

Mr. Weiner managed to make his obligatory appearance at the Reverend Al Sharpton’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities and kept his presence low key enough to spare him an excess of attention. Mr. Sharpton is a problem for candidates like Mr. Weiner, who seek to project a moderate image.Many feel that when the front-runner at this point four years ago, the then-city (and now state) Comptroller Alan Hevesi ended his long-time boycott of Mr. Sharpton and finally made an appearance at this event, his campaign began to slide. (more…)