Outgoing Co. Commissioner's next move: Screenwriter

Posted at: 11/29/2012 6:56 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Outgoing Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Wiener is now taking on a new endeavor as screenwriter.

"It's not really about me, it's about the bigger issue of being in public life nowadays and all the hypocricy you have the deal with and the bigger issue, how much differently Republicans are treated than Democrats," Wiener said.

Wiener is a Republican and said he was subjected to more scrutiny than the average democrat in office. Back in April, KOB broke the story of Wiener photographed with four women in a red light district in the Phillipines.

Wiener told KOB Eyewitness News 4 the photo was innocent and maintains that adding, "Given all the hype and hysteria that happened and how people have such filthy minds and think the worst of everything, I would not have done that. I become part of all these exploited kind of moments where everybody is exploiting me, and the irony is, I'm there exploiting women, that was the last thing I was doing."

Wiener plans to write a movie called 'Double Standard' weaving a tale about just exactly what happened in the Philippines and the rest of his public life.

Wiener said he has an idea in mind of who he would like to play him in the film.

"I've had so many people tell me throughout my life that I look like Charlie Sheen," Wiener said.

Wiener lost his seat on the county commission in this month's election and said, the screenplay is his chance to set the record straight.

"The bottom line is, I think the public deserves to have the facts," Wiener said. Wiener said he is still in the early stages of writing and has yet to sign an official deal.