Anthony Weiner attacked by goat

A photo-op goes horribly wrong for the New York Democrat

By Alex Pareene
Published June 10, 2010 10:45PM (UTC)
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New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz

What began as a wacky photo-op and inane press release ended in blood today as Anthony Weiner was attacked by a goat.

The goat -- perhaps bent on the destruction of the state of Israel -- "nicked" Weiner's right hand with its horn, drawing blood:

At press time, it was unclear which goat, Lancelot or Arthur, was to blame for Weiner's injury.

Because all goats are known allies of Glenn Beck, the nation of Turkey, and Michael Bloomberg, we may never know which goat is to blame.


Democratic insiders now expect the goat to bite Weiner's former mentor, Senator Chuck Schumer.

(The purpose of the press conference was to call attention to "wasteful" subsidies of mohair goat farms. Weiner was joined by Utah Republican and self-hating former San Francisco Jew Jason Chaffetz, who was unharmed.)

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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