Anthony Weiner Revives Deceased ‘Clown Question, Bro’ Meme in E-mail

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) leaves a press conference after admiting to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it, at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue on June 6, 2011 in New York City. Weiner said he had not met any of the women in person but had numerous sexual relationships online while married. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Tucked near the bottom of a Wall Street Journal story about how legal fees have been devouring comptroller John Liu's mayoral campaign coffers is a disturbing Anthony Weiner quote about his own mayoral aspirations, the subject of some scrutiny recently. In response to an e-mail about stories concerning his intentions, the Journal reports that Weiner wrote, "It's a clown story, bro." Weiner even had the benefit of unlimited time to consider his reply, but he went for it anyway. Maybe his account got hacked.