Things are OK for Anthony Weiner

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned amid a sexting scandal in June 2011. Credit: Getty Images.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned amid a sexting scandal in June 2011. Credit: Getty Images.

Tweeting racy photos can tank a political career, but apparently won’t stand in the way of raking in the big bucks as a private citizen — no tell-all memoir needed.

Photo-happy Anthony Weiner has reportedly not suffered much in the aftermath of his fall from political grace: according to a New York Times report, Weiner and his wife, Human Abedin, had a combined income of $496,000 in 2012, and the majority of that came from Weiner’s consulting work.

“I am a good capitalist,” Weiner reportedly declared in an interview.

Weiner has reportedly been working for a number of clients, including Parabel, a company that apparently “harvests an algae-like crop used for food and fuel.”

Parabel’s former executive vice president Harold Gubnitsky praised Weiner as “a very quick student.”

“He had a natural instinct for it,” Gubnitsky told the Times.

Weiner seemed to agree: the Times reports that he expressed amazement at his business acumen six times during one interview.

“I found I am pretty good at it,” he said on one of those six occasions, and noted that he “didn’t have to very much or work very hard to drum up business.”

According to Gubnitsky, private industry is unbothered by Weiner’s scandal.

“Business is business,” he said.

 

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