An­thony Weiner Won’t Be Si­lenced

A new film puts the dis­graced politi­cian back in the spot­light “I have no choice but to not let it de­bil­i­tate me”

Bloomberg Businessweek (Europe) - - POLITICS / POLICY -

For a man who built a ca­reer on his abil­ity to be com­bat­ive on tele­vi­sion and yell on the floor of the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, An­thony Weiner now lives a sur­pris­ingly placid life. He con­sults for clients on fed­eral reg­u­la­tions through his ad­vi­sory firm, Woolf Weiner As­so­ciates. He’s try­ing to get fund­ing for a char­ity pro­ject to train low-in­come res­i­dents of Far Rock­away, in Queens, N.Y., to get into the restau­rant busi­ness. The main fo­cus of his life is his 4-year-old son, Jor­dan, whom he takes to school and ice skat­ing. He’s as­sumed re­spon­si­bil­ity for pre­par­ing din­ner, un­pack­ing and cook­ing the Blue Apron meals or­dered by his wife, Hil­lary Clin­ton ad­viser Huma Abe­din. Once a week, Weiner plays goal­tender in a late-night hockey beer league. “I’m to­tally cool with this pace,” he says. “I’m not do­ing much, and that’s fine.”

Yet even in this low-key mode, Weiner can’t avoid at­tract­ing at­ten­tion. On Jan. 24, Weiner, a doc­u­men­tary chron­i­cling the demise of the for­mer Demo­cratic con­gress­man’s 2013 New York may­oral bid amid a sex­ting scan­dal—his

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