Is Weiner Bad for the Wieners?

The ongoing scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner is embarrassing. Embarrassing for him, his family, his party, Twitter, and all short, hairless men who beam photos of their junk through the Internet. But it's most embarrassing for fellow Weiners.

Supervisor Scott Wiener is not a relation of the crotch-shot congressman. You may have noticed that he spells his name differently (and is a foot taller). But, when asked if the floodgates have been thrown wide open to poke juvenile fun at his family name, he answers instantaneously: “They sure have!

For the record, Wiener notes that he's still awaiting the first clever Wiener joke. Perhaps ever.

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