Hustler's Larry Flynt Offers Weiner A Job
While many political commentators have maintained that Anthony Weiner's career as a public figure is over following his resignation as a New York Congressman on Wednesday, the gossip website TMZ reported on Thursday that he is not likely to remain jobless for long -- if he accepts a deal offered to him by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt. Flynt, who, during the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, offered $1 million for evidence of similar sexual activity by Republican lawmakers (the offer reportedly led to the resignation of Congressman Bob Livingston, tapped to become Speaker of the House), wrote in his letter to Weiner "As a Congressman, you are known for your intensity and perseverance. I believe that this attitude ... will make you a valuable asset to this corporation." Flynt spelled out his offer 20 percent above Weiner's Congressional pay; equal medical benefits; payment for relocation to Beverly Hills. Flynt concluded, "While this employment opportunity is being offered in large part due to your qualifications and clear passion for making a change, I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington D.C."