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    Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding in his financial disclosure forms, says a government accountability group.


    Ethics watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center examined the federal Financial Disclosure Reports for both Weiner and long-suffering wife Huma Abedin for 2010, the year of their wedding.


    The cost for the ceremony was at least $100,000 but probably ran closer to $250,000 including all accommodations, clothing and extras. Neither Weiner nor Abedin had the resources to pay for the ultra-expensive wedding, yet neither recorded gifts on their Financial Disclosure Reports for that year.

    NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm stated, ďKnowingly filing a materially false Financial Disclosure Report not only violates the Ethics in Government Act but also the False Statements Accountability Act, a federal criminal statute. The public is entitled to know who paid the hundreds of thousands of dollars it apparently cost for Weiner to pay for such an extravagant wedding reception. Weiner is not above the law.Ē


    Abedin and Weiner were married in Oheka Castle on Long Island in 2010, which was ďLong Islandís most expensive wedding venue,Ē according to Newsday in January 2011. ďThe average wedding cost ó $100,000 ó does not include flowers, photography, band and hotel rooms.Ē


    Abedinís wedding dress may have been almost as expensive as the wedding. Made by world-famous designer and dressmaker to Hillary Clinton, Oscar de la Renta, the custom dress would have gone for over $50,000.


    Another Clintonite, Bryan Rafanelli, was the wedding planner, some three weeks before he did Chelsea Clintonís nuptials. The event was officiated by Bill Clinton, even though according to state law Clinton could not legally perform the marriage.
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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    I do not get why the right fears this guy so much. he is pretty much losing to the other dems at this point, as should be happening with someone who makes some poor decisions like he does. Do not get me wrong, it is great it was reported on, but now his campaign is blown. It just seems like when you knock one of the ghorses out of the race you focus on one that is still in, and not keep kicking the dead one.

    but hey, he is done so good news. no more weiner.

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    It's bad enough that this guy is so obsessed with himself that he feels the urge to expose himself all over the place. No need to turn him into a celebrity. He's just a loser.

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I do not get why the right fears this guy so much. he is pretty much losing to the other dems at this point, as should be happening with someone who makes some poor decisions like he does. Do not get me wrong, it is great it was reported on, but now his campaign is blown. It just seems like when you knock one of the ghorses out of the race you focus on one that is still in, and not keep kicking the dead one.

    but hey, he is done so good news. no more weiner.
    I doubt it's fear. More like embarrassment that he could possibly represent one of the largest cities in our country.

    What would that say about us as a country?

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I do not get why the right fears this guy so much. he is pretty much losing to the other dems at this point, as should be happening with someone who makes some poor decisions like he does. Do not get me wrong, it is great it was reported on, but now his campaign is blown. It just seems like when you knock one of the ghorses out of the race you focus on one that is still in, and not keep kicking the dead one.

    but hey, he is done so good news. no more weiner.
    Do you think anyone fears this guy? I don't. I think people are flabbergasted that he would have the audacity to stay in the race. That's more the point than anything else. If this OP is correct? The guy belongs in jail. When do we start holding people accountable?
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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What would that say about us as a country?

    That it is a vibrant democracy in which the voters have every right to make stupid choices.

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    That it is a vibrant democracy in which the voters have every right to make stupid choices.
    I could see where the low-info, government teat suckling voter would appreciate that choice.

    Trouble is, electing someone like that affects more than just those described above.

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I could see where the low-info, government teat suckling voter would appreciate that choice.

    Trouble is, electing someone like that affects more than just those described above.
    True. But in a democracy the voters have the right to be wrong.

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    True. But in a democracy the voters have the right to be wrong.
    'Cept we live under a Constitutional republic, not a direct democracy.

    IMO, if we're going to elect clowns like Obama, we need to re-examine our intelligence as a country.

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    Re: Weiner didnít declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    'Cept we live under a Constitutional republic, not a direct democracy.

    IMO, if we're going to elect clowns like Obama, we need to re-examine our intelligence as a country.
    I would argue that the US has survived worse than Obama. That precisely is the strength of a good constitutional system: that it is designed to survive even the possible election of buffoons like Weiner.

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