February 27th, 2011 12:34 EST
Sen. Chuck Schumer A Statesman, Rep. Anthony Weiner A Clown
"New York elected officials said they want to sell a controversial statue depicting a male `civic virtue` stepping on female figures of `vice` and `corruption.`
The "Triumph of Virtue" statue, which is more than 100 years old and stands in the city`s Queens borough, has been described as sexist by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras, D-Jackson Heights, because it depicts a nude male figure trampling on a pair of female figures, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
Weiner and Ferreras have suggested selling the statue on Craigslist to raise funds for the city."
Not to put too fine a point on it, but Rep. Weiner is a weiner. To expect art to always be politically-correct is akin to expecting a MMA fight not to be a bloody mess.
Hello! This work of art was created a century ago, it`s insane to apply modern sensibilities to this masterpiece.But even in a modern context this statue isn`t sexist.
Rep. Weiner seems to be in a contest with Sen. Schumer to see who can garner the most headlines. Schumer loves the cameras, but at least he`s sharp as a tack. Weiner, on the other hand, is an idiot for adopting silly causes like this one.
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