Anthony Carlos Danger Weiner has temporarily emerged from the rock he crawled under after the spectacular failure of his mayoral campaign, posting a message on his Facebook lamenting his loss ("It certainly didn't go as I had hoped," he wrote) and thanking all fifteen of his remaining fans for their support. As for what's next, Weiner notes, "I'll keep you posted on my plans. But I hope we keep the band together."

I continue to be deeply sorry that my personal mistakes undermined an amazing campaign that included too many amazing staffers to mention and hundreds of volunteers and many of you who kept active from afar with ideas, contributions and encouraging notes. (Even the snarky comments of our opponents weren't entirely humorless). Huma and I were buoyed by the kind wishes of countless friends and total strangers...

What's next? I'll keep you posted on my plans. But I hope we keep the band together. You have been an amazing resource and the network we have all become part of has helped lead the debate on national health care, the need for a smarter and more compassionate approach to the growing pockets of need in our nation, and we all have sought to make the argument that too often we progressives come to knife fights carrying library books.

One assumes Weiner's referring to a metaphorical band here but, what if he's NOT? A transition from the political to musical stratosphere might not be such a bad idea for Carlos "Santana" Danger. No one would blink at the sad sporadic crotch shots in an aging rocker's Twitter feed, and Sydney Leathers is a paradigmatic groupie name, right up there with Cynthia Plaster Caster. And when you think about it, Weiner has so many perfect band names ready to roll; here are our suggestions:

  • The Carlos Danger Sextet
  • Fall Out Boner
  • Jane's Sex Addiction
  • Spiraling DownwardDirection
  • The Sext Pistols
  • The Strokes

We give Creedence Crotchshot Revival a few months before their debut LP, Appetite For Self Destruction is released at number 7 on iTunes. Sophomoric effort How To Dismantle A Mayoral Run, however, will fall critically short of expectations, while a third and final album, Sticky Fingers, will come as a free download with your next Starbucks purchase of $10 or more.