Anthony Weiner Has an Adorable New Excuse

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) attends a House markup on Capitol Hill June 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Weiner declined to comment further this morning on the recent incident involving his Twitter account and a photograph that was sent from that account. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Photo: Win McNamee/2011 Getty Images

Bolstering his image as a doting dad, Anthony Weiner missed two campaign events on Sunday morning because his son was sick. “He has an ear infection and he just wanted to be held so I just couldn’t make it,” Weiner said. The Daily News notes that Weiner also said he was late to a recent mayoral forum because his 17-month-old son put peanut butter on the cat's back. Cute! Decidedly less adorable: While putting sunscreen on his nose during the Puerto Rican Day Parade, Weiner joked that photographers could get “a good shot of me lubing up.”