Failed New York City mayoral candidate and disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has a new gig.
This time he’s not running for office. Instead, he’s going to be writing his own column.
The website Business Insider has hired Weiner, whose well-documented sexting exploits led to his political downfall, to write a monthly political column called “Weiner!” The first installment will be posted Friday.
“It will feature Weiner’s thoughts on the top political issues of the day imbued with his unique insider’s perspective,” according to Business Insider.
Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 and came up short in New York’s mayoral primary last year, said he was looking forward to “the opportunity to add to the always smart and often iconoclastic coverage of politics and policy at Business Insider.”
This isn’t Weiner’s first foray into commentary. He has also been writing for the New York Daily News.
He tweeted about his new assignment today, writing “Maybe this’ll get me mentioned on the interwebs.”
Maybe this’ll get me mentioned on the interwebs : http://t.co/Ans2a0SXtZ
— Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) March 24, 2014