The Wall Street Journal has an editorial about Congressman Anthony Weiner that begins, "Last November, 47,000 citizens of the 9th U.S. District in Queens, New York, voted to return Anthony Weiner to the House of Representatives." This is a strange formulation, because the 9th District includes both parts of Queens and parts of Brooklyn. According to the New York State Board of Elections, Mr. Weiner actually received 49,981 votes in Queens and 17,030 votes in Brooklyn, for a total of 67,011 votes. [Update: The Journal has since updated the editorial, changing the number to 67,000.] The editorial goes on, "The private citizens of Queens voted to make Anthony Weiner a public citizen and their Representative." Again, why mention only Queens but not Brooklyn? What are we Brooklynites, chopped liver?
The comments section of the Journal Web site includes one comment advising that Mr. Weiner "should apply the Jeremy Boorda solution." This comment in my view is as tasteless as what Mr. Weiner has confessed to, perhaps more so, and I don't know what the Journal imagines is accomplished by choosing to publish it.