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@RepWeiner beats a hasty retweet
Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 06/01/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

Memorial Day barbecues may be over, but this town is enjoying a Weiner roast of obscene proportions.

On the spit: Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, perhaps the most pugilistic Democrat in the House, who now finds himself in a fight he does not relish. Over the holiday weekend, a waist-down photograph of an aroused man in boxer briefs was sent from Weiner’s official Twitter account to tens of thousands of followers.

Weiner had a plausible explanation: His Twitter account was hacked and he didn’t send the photo.

That’s where the plausibility ends. Asked by NBC’s Luke Russert whether the photograph was if his own genitals, Weiner replied: “You know, I can’t say with certitude.”

So the hacker not only got into Weiner’s Twitter account but also into his pants? Or, Weiner has a whole collection of lewd photographs of himself, but he can’t be sure the private parts in this particular photo are his own?

Adding another element of suspicion, Weiner said he would not ask federal authorities to investigate, choosing instead to hire a private security firm. “I’m not sure I want to put national, federal resources into trying to figure out who posted a picture,” he reasoned. “I’m not really sure it rises – no pun intended – to that level.”

It should not have risen beyond minor amusement. But Weiner’s handling of the situation, a textbook case of bad PR, swelled it into a summer scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fnyc; macacamoment; shortcomings; shrinkage; smallclaimscourt; weinergate
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1 posted on 06/01/2011 5:06:37 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

I hope this controversy costs this arrogant little prick his job. He deserves that as much as any.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 5:08:50 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Second Amendment First
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi spied the Weiner stakeout and made a sharp turn toward an alternate exit.
3 posted on 06/01/2011 5:09:27 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

When a libtard lunatic like Milbank turns on ya, you’ve got problems


4 posted on 06/01/2011 5:09:57 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Second Amendment First

“swelled it”

“heh heh, he said swelled”

signed, Beavis


5 posted on 06/01/2011 5:11:29 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Second Amendment First
“I’m not really sure it rises – no pun intended – to that level.”

That is not the wurst pun I have heard about Weiner.

6 posted on 06/01/2011 5:11:40 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Nothing more fun that watching rats desert a sinking ship.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 5:12:35 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Second Amendment First

You gotta love all the double entendre’s in the article.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 5:13:11 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: dynachrome

He doesn’t seem to have many defenders, and the few out there are being called out for it by the other libs.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 5:13:42 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I’m really glad that Rep. Weiner only “beat” a “hasty retweet.” Anything else and we’d be here for a week with more jokes.

I’m glad that he is handling this situation with class and I know that he is hoping that his predicament will soon come to an end.

We’ll all relish that.


10 posted on 06/01/2011 5:14:05 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Second Amendment First

us elderly ladies want to know!

Any pics of the arousing event?

(sort of, kind of, kidding... after all the the ganders get all the sauce around here, what about us lowly geese?)


11 posted on 06/01/2011 5:15:09 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: SoldierDad
Clearly, the voluble congressman would not be able to keep his vow to zip it.
12 posted on 06/01/2011 5:15:24 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Rep. Anthony Weiner.....a fight he does not RELISH.”

Yeah tell me that wrd wasn’t used on purpose.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 5:16:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Rep. Anthony Weiner.....a fight he does not RELISH.”

Yeah tell me that wrd wasn’t used on purpose.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 5:16:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: South40
I hope this controversy costs this arrogant little prick his job. He deserves that as much as any.

...arrogant little prick.... The jokes keep coming. I liked it when Rush Limbaugh complained that Weiner got the shaft.


Better to be wanted by the police than not wanted at all.

15 posted on 06/01/2011 5:16:37 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Second Amendment First
I, somehow, think that in some weird way, he is really enjoying all the attention.

Call it the "Michael Jackson Effect" ...never bothered him how weird he appeared...as long as everyone was looking at him.

He's like Chuck U. Schumer...ANYTHING to get in front of those cameras.

16 posted on 06/01/2011 5:18:12 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Second Amendment First

I was willing to give Weiner the benefit of the doubt because I thought that even he couldn’t be that stupid. After the weasel-worded, non-denials of today, I have to admit I was wrong. He IS that stupid.


17 posted on 06/01/2011 5:21:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Second Amendment First
if he's guilty, he's painted himself into a corner.

He doesn't want to admit he did it - who would - BUT if he does what he should, if he's innocent, claim a crime has been committed and press an investigation - well, it's a federal crime to falsely report a crime...

The mess couldn't be a more ‘just deserts’ scenario.

18 posted on 06/01/2011 5:25:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (.WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yes he is that stupid. It was just his fast talking smart mouth that impressed the liberal press.

"Weiner Gate" Blows up; Congressman Denies He Used Penis Pump to Inflate Image on Social Site! [Satire]

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s2i96768

19 posted on 06/01/2011 5:26:48 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

From the personal collection of Barney Frank...


20 posted on 06/01/2011 5:28:04 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: dynachrome
Weiner sure has a swollen ego. He even thinks he can run and win the NYC mayors race after Weinergate. Even some Japanese tourists disagreed with that..’No ray he win erection.’
21 posted on 06/01/2011 5:29:50 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: Second Amendment First

22 posted on 06/01/2011 5:30:55 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Second Amendment First
You mean he doesn't know if he ever took a picture of himself in his shorts?
23 posted on 06/01/2011 5:31:40 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: Second Amendment First
#1) Who pays the twitter account or cell phone bill? Is the phone used for congressional business?

#2) If it is being paid for out of the congressman's expenses as part of his expenses, the tweets, emails, and voicemails are all belonging to the people and are not matters of privacy.

As with any employee using a cell phone on company business, this is an established fact in the courts. All Weiner Tweets, emails, voicemails, belong to the public.

A secondary issue is security of information the idiot has been zipping around the airwaves. If he's been mishandling his own affairs, lord knows what he's been doing with government information and where it might end up?

24 posted on 06/01/2011 5:32:41 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Second Amendment First
First time I can remember enjoying a Dana Milbank column.

So the hacker not only got into Weiner’s Twitter account but also into his pants? Or, Weiner has a whole collection of lewd photographs of himself, but he can’t be sure the private parts in this particular photo are his own?

25 posted on 06/01/2011 5:33:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Second Amendment First
It should not have risen beyond minor amusement.

Really? And a Republican Member just resigned why? Funny how Dana has already forgotten that.

26 posted on 06/01/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Stepan12
I liked it when Rush Limbaugh complained that Weiner got the shaft.

What? Was Barney Frank involved here too?

27 posted on 06/01/2011 5:34:36 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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Amazing, his wife of less than a year seems not to care?

hhmmm


28 posted on 06/01/2011 5:34:41 PM PDT by uncle fenders
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To: Cicero

I think it’s the first time I enjoyed Milbank also. The MSM is enjoying this even though it’s a lib being grilled, because they just can’t resist the fun of a Weiner roast.


29 posted on 06/01/2011 5:38:32 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

If a GOP congressman from the same state lost his job over a dating list with photo of a bare male chest, then absolutely Weiner has to resign. This scandal is substantially worse, and Weiner is lying about it, too.

Weiner is hoping this all goes away if he can run out the clock and drag this out. We cannot let this happen, and I am calling my Democratic congressman to demand Weiner’s resignation.

Weiner won’t go until he is pressured to do so.


30 posted on 06/01/2011 5:38:39 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: JoeFromSidney
If this guy did this and worked for private industry, using his cell phone to take inapproporiate and unprofessional images of persons, places, or things, he'd be fired with extreme cause so fast he'd be sitting on the curb outside crying for a cab with his posessions.

The ever expanding double standards between industry and government jobs in terms of the required levels of integrity and professionalism inversely proportionate to compensation and job security are pathetic. The public needs to see these matters as actionable as they would be in their own lives. Fire the bum/s.

31 posted on 06/01/2011 5:40:06 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Second Amendment First

He thought he was a genius and a true Hero of the State. Whups. Under the Bus with him.


32 posted on 06/01/2011 5:41:20 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: jacquej
Are you feverish? You don't know where he's been!

Here's a consevative to look at, instead.

Photobucket

33 posted on 06/01/2011 5:41:45 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("If you mess with Israel, you mess with the U.S." -Herman Cain)
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To: Second Amendment First

They have orders from Obama Central Command.


34 posted on 06/01/2011 5:42:27 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I think that Weiner has positioned himself for the gay vote.


35 posted on 06/01/2011 5:44:11 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Second Amendment First
this dilemma could be easily solved if Wiener just drops his pants and we can compare drawers photos.

will the real Weiner please stand up?

36 posted on 06/01/2011 5:45:34 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: dynachrome

Milbank takes issue with Weiner’s ridiculous response rather than with the “underlying” genitalia tweet, which he tells us we should all laugh off. If a married GOP Congressman had done the same, I’m sure he’d find it less goofy and more worthy of investigation.

Milbank also accepts as fact the assertion that Weiner never met the lucky coed who got the tweet. Yet I’ve heard several reports that Weiner was one of only 91 people following her.

Thru Milbank’s op, the Post can say it addressed the issue, but it pushes the reader away from calling for Weiner to resign.


37 posted on 06/01/2011 5:47:01 PM PDT by Belle22
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To: Second Amendment First

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving schmuck.


38 posted on 06/01/2011 5:47:26 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Second Amendment First

Rep. Wiener is beating his meat?.. Huh... What?.....

What does Hillary’s girlfriend think about this?


39 posted on 06/01/2011 5:49:05 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: blueplum
this dilemma could be easily solved if Wiener just drops his pants and we can compare drawers photos.

They need to do a Tallywhacker Line Up like in Porky's:

Tallywhacker Line Up

40 posted on 06/01/2011 5:52:52 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: uncle fenders

His wife is Hillary’s “body woman.” Joined to Weiner in wedded bliss by Bill Clinton. I have a hard time buying that this is a real marriage.


41 posted on 06/01/2011 5:54:14 PM PDT by Belle22
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To: Second Amendment First
Here's a twit that got a pic of his package out there before Twitter was invented....or did Algore invent showing off his package AND Twitter, too?

42 posted on 06/01/2011 5:58:59 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Ms. Ballbricker:I've got him now and I'm not going to let him slip thru my fingers

Mr. Carter:Can we please, please call it a tallywhacker . . . penis is so personal

Better Porky's Version

43 posted on 06/01/2011 6:00:05 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: sphinx

As PeRINO.


44 posted on 06/01/2011 6:01:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Second Amendment First

If Milbanks is writing like this Weiner has trouble.


45 posted on 06/01/2011 6:15:29 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Second Amendment First
Adding another element of suspicion, Weiner said he would not ask federal authorities to investigate, choosing instead to hire a private security firm. “I’m not sure I want to put national, federal resources into trying to figure out who posted a picture,” he reasoned.

OMG, this is turning hugh and series (npi). New theories of the crime:

  1. Weiner is being blackmailed. There are indeed other photos of a more risque nature that could/would turn up in an investigation. IOW, he CAN'T go to the Feds. Given his committee assignments, this is a national security matter and needs to be taken out of his hands.
  2. Poor Anthony was actually hacked / gamed BUT he has been up to no good with his private messages and knows the first thing the FBI will find will be damning. IOW, he CAN'T go to the Feds.
  3. As Huma's beard, he had license to discreetly satisfy his lust. The trouble is he's a democRAT and discrete is not in his lexicon. A furious Hillary is teaching Huma the fine art of launching ashtrays and Weiner has been ordered to contain the damage.

46 posted on 06/01/2011 6:28:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: jacquej

As CNN showed the image on the screen, a puzzled Wolf Blitzer pressed Weiner: “You would know if this was your underpants . . .”

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/7/2011/05/weiner.jpg


47 posted on 06/01/2011 6:34:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: dynachrome
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48 posted on 06/01/2011 6:53:36 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
I’m really glad that Rep. Weiner only “beat” a “hasty retweet.”

Seems so.


49 posted on 06/01/2011 6:57:55 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Second Amendment First
So the hacker not only got into Weiner’s Twitter account but also into his pants? Or, Weiner has a whole collection of lewd photographs of himself, but he can’t be sure the private parts in this particular photo are his own?

That is a good observation. Essentially, Weiner is again implicitly admitting that he sent the photo and that, in all likelihood, it is a picture of his "junk."

After all, if he didn't send it, then it should be a no-brainer to simply say "look, people, the fact of the matter is, I didn't send that photo; my account was hacked so I have no idea who's in the photo or where it came from."

If Mr. Weiner is innocent, then why is it so difficult for him to answer such a simple question? Because he's not innocent.

I wish I were Anthony D. Weiner
50 posted on 06/01/2011 7:01:57 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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