Wednesday July 24, 2013 | 09:38 AM
Posted by Rob Gould

Oh Anthony ... couldn't you just let #royalbaby have his day in the sun? After months of a rabid public waiting patiently for the arrival of the newest heir to the British throne, Anthony's #weiner has interrupted the news cycle once again.

On the very same day that #royalbaby made his first public debut, #weiner acknowledged that his habit of sending sexual images and text messages to female fans had continued for more than a year after he left Congress vowing to seek treatment and change his behavior."—The New York Times

Oh Anthony ...

Due to #weiner's refusal to, as of yet, drop out of the NYC mayor's race, #royalbaby is sure to have some stiff (sorry) Twitter competition this week. And, that's saying something considering the fact that the royal birth has been hailed as the social media event of the year. Suffice it to say, the Queen cannot be amused. Or maybe she is? Who knows?

With everyone from the National Organization of Women in New York City calling #weiner, “clearly and compellingly unfit for public office,” and The New York Times editorial board stating he "should take himself out of the mayoral race," it remains to be seen if #weiner will still be fighting for Twitter-time when #royalbaby's name is announced.

So, who do you think will win this Twitter war? I'd love to know what you think. Post your thoughts in the comments section here, or on Twitter to @bobbbyg

What do I think? C'mon Carlos, have a heart. The royal family needs all the help they can get these days. And, you know what happens when you cross the Queen? Off with your head! Ouch.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. #weiner just begs the double-entendre.

Oh Anthony ...

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Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002).

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