By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Some things don't change.
Anthony Weiner was a ubiquitous presence on cable TV before the sexting scandal that derailed his political career. Now, as he considers running for New York City mayor, the disgraced Democrat is back on the airwaves again.
The New York Observer's political blog notes Weiner did at least four interviews Wednesday, with local affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS and a regional news network out of Rye, N.Y.
Weiner's quote to RNN-TV is a jaw-dropper, suggesting there could be more lewd photos of him floating around out there - but that he's not going to help in producing them.
"If reporters want to go try to find more, I can't say that they're not going to be able to find another picture, or find another ... person who may want to come out on their own," Weiner told RNN-TV. "But I'm not going to contribute to that. The basics of the story are not gonna change."
That almost sounds like a page out of the Gary Hart chapter in the political sex scandals book. The Democratic presidential candidate practically dared reporters in 1988 to trail him to determine whether he was having an extramarital affair - which they did, and Donna Rice became a household name for a while.
The other notable Weiner quote came out of the ABC News interview, as he explained his return to Twitter. Weiner defended his re-emergence on the microblogging site, where he recently shared his 64-point plan to help New York City.
"Twitter can be snarky, it can be funny. But it can also be a real tool to help governance. And I'm not going to let that tool go unused," Weiner told ABC News.