Why was Anthony Weiner calling for a taxi on Real Time with Bill Maher?
Sometimes Real Time with Bill Maher’s Overtime online stream is a lot funnier than the HBO broadcast. This time it was at the expense of Anthony Weiner though he may have brought undue attention to himself.
Bill Maher takes questions from his online audience and answers them during Overtime. Maher read the following question. “Will the next generations of politicians act differently because their entire lives will be documented on some sort of online platform?” Bill Maher was about to dismiss the question saying he thinks we all would.
Before Bill Maher could finish, Anthony Weiner looked at his watched and said, “Look at the time. I got to get home.” The audience and panel busted out into laughter. Anthony Weiner then started shouting, “Taxi, Taxi?” Bill Maher responded that there were no Taxis out there.
Maher then said something that should make Anthony Weiner and every politician very happy. “You see, that is interesting. I didn’t even think that. That’s how quickly today’s scandals do go away.” Of course he was referring to Anthony Weiner’s Weinergate scandal.
Anthony Weiner brought attention to his scandal unnecessarily. Sometimes one worries too much about things out of their control or things that others deem no longer worthy of attention. It was a funny moment.