Anthony Weiner's Lewd Photo Gets $50,000 Bid From SugarSugar Dating Site
SugarSugar bills itself as a website aimed at "generous men looking to spoil, and dynamic women looking for financial support with bills, or who just need some excitement in life."
The tongue-in-cheek offer is addressed to "Mr. Weiner's Weiner" and proposes that the bulging crotch shot be re-appropriated as the website's mascot.
From the SugarSugar letter to Weiner:
We thought long and hard about this decision, and have come to the conclusion that it would be in our best interest to extend an offer and declare Weiner's Weiner the talking head for www.SugarSugar.com, to share your brains, prowess and chutzpah with our users.
Why would a dating site want to feature a photo that sparked a huge scandal and may mark the end of Weiner's career?
The site's letter to Rep. Weiner goes on to explain,
[W]e're not just looking for another figure head, we're looking for someone, a rich sugar daddy, who truly embodies the spirit of SugarSugar.com, as is apparent by your lust for younger women on the internet. At the same time, we're looking for someone who is level-headed and will refrain from blowing their load amidst the harsh lights of the media circus your picture has aroused.
SugarSugar offered $50,000 and requested that Weiner respond "by the stroke of midnight" on June 6.
"We informed the SugarSugar spokesman that Weiner would have to resign from Congress in order to accept their offer," writes Media Bistro, "The spokesman replied, 'That's what we're hoping.' Horrible, we know."