Anthony Weiner's King Kong-sized scandal captured by John Cuneo, former Denver artist

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For political pundits and satirists, Anthony Weiner is the gift that keeps on giving. Even as he was resigning from the House in disgrace, it turns out that "Carlos Danger" kept living dangerously, sexting other women around the country. How did he find the time to run for mayor of New York? The latest revelations of his penile proclivities make the cover of the New Yorker this week, and who got the King Kong-sized job of illustrating this mess? Artist John Cuneo, who did many pieces for Westword when he lived in Denver decades ago.

But Colorado's scandals never rose to the Weiner level...

Well, there was that Monkey Business that sank Gary Hart's presidential aspirations. Cuneo drew Hart for us, too. But Weiner was the 800-pound gorilla.

"With a topic like Anthony Weiner, how can you find anything broad or funny that he hasn't already personally breached?" Cuneo tells the New Yorker. "Free association made me think of the Empire State Building, and then King Kong, the iconic image of him straddling it. And then Weiner sexting, his head tilted and looking a certain way -- I just stumbled upon the image as I was sketching. But all I could think about while working on this piece was, 'Will Weiner still be in the race by the time it runs?'"

So far, so very good. Here's Cuneo's cover:

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Evelyn Maria
Evelyn Maria

Are you joking? Sympathy he is his own worst enemy, doubt he could get one vote anywhere. I feel sorry for the wife!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Evelyn Maria Speaking of a joke, if this was the actual race for mayor against a *gasp* republican, the scum-bag would not only receive a vote, he would win.  Liberals have no shame.  

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

@fishingblues Works both ways, home boy.  Let's not forget South Carolina just elected their former governor to a senate seat, who was embarrassed out of office by a far more egregious sex scandal, himself.

Democrats should be embarrassed they couldn't find anyone better in the state of New York to run.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@steppesmusic @fishingblues   You are absolutely correct.  I abhor sleazy politicians of all stripes.  However, I derive the most amount of pleasure running at loony liberals because they are just so darn emotional and take themselves way too seriously.      

If you desire to take up the liberal cause, feel free.  They need all the help they can get, since they are on the wrong side of nearly everything.  

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