And the wiener is …

Finally, a look at 2011 wouldn’t be complete without some frank talk about the wiener of the year: Anthony Weiner, that is.

The New York Democrat stepped down from his seat in Congess after sending pictures of his own, uh, personhood to a 21-year-old woman in Seattle.

Weiner, known for leaning to the left (perhaps not just politically), became instant fodder for major news organizations which unleashed some of the most creative newspaper headline writing in American history.

Among the classic titles:

  • Weiner Lets It All Hang Out
  • Weiner Exposed
  • It Could Be My Weiner
  • Boehner Won’t Bite on Weiner
  • Obama Beats Weiner
  • Hide the Weiner
  • Anthony Weiner’s Junk Defense
  • Weiner Is Shrinking
  • Weiner Gets Grilled
  • Weiner: “I’m Sorry I Was a Little Stiff Yesterday”
  • Mounting Pressure on Weiner
  • Weiner Pulls Out
  • Weiner Bawls

And there you have it, folks. We actually survived another year despite the best attempts of the powers that be to make sure we didn’t.

I extend my heartfelt best wishes for a safe and prosperous new year to my fellow Americans in all 57 states.

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