Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) hates bike lanes. He also, Roll Call discovered, hates parking legally — or paying the penalties when he gets ticketed for doing it illegally. Until very recently — that is, until someone caught him at it — Weiner owed $2,180 in unpaid tickets to D.C. How exactly does he suggest we get around? Apparate?
Oh wait, no, he hates it when other people don’t pay parking tickets, too! At least, if they’re diplomats from “Yemen, Zimbabwe, and Iran” — he complained about that last year. So I guess the Weiner-approved transporation plan is that we nix all bike lanes, pay for road upkeep using fines from foreigners, and let fine upstanding bike-hating bad-parking Americans like Anthony Weiner park wherever the hell they want for free. DON’T TREAD ON ME.
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