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Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign
CNN ^ | June 6, 2011

Posted on 06/06/2011 2:44:46 PM PDT by La Lydia

A week after claiming a hacker had posted a lewd photo to his Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday apologized for lying about the ordeal and admitting carrying on inappropriate relationships with several women he'd met online. Weiner, a New York Democrat, said he is not resigning his seat, nor is he planning on separating from his wife. But he said he took responsibility for his actions -- both the relationships and for lying about sending the photo of his bulging underwear on his Twitter account.

"To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it. I'm deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife, and our family, my constituents, my friends, my supporters and my staff," he said, claiming he'd posted the Twitter photo accidentally as a "joke" and then "panicked." "I lied because I was ashamed at what I had done, and I didn't want to get caught."

Weiner described his actions as "dumb," "destructive" and "deeply, deeply hurtful" -- both for his admitted cover-up and for carrying on relationships with six women he'd met online, mostly via Facebook....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: perversion; twitter; weiner; weinergate; weinersnivel
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And Wolf Blitzer & panel are talking about how he can survive this.
1 posted on 06/06/2011 2:44:50 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Crissy Mathews has a Dem strategist on saying he should resign! Poor Crissy..


2 posted on 06/06/2011 2:46:06 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: La Lydia

Weiner wing now under construction at Clinton Library.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 2:46:19 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: PJ-Comix

I anxiously await the next edition of the DUmmie FUnnies.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: La Lydia

Weiner is an idiot. As are all democrats


5 posted on 06/06/2011 2:47:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: La Lydia

I don’t blame the guy. His wife probably won’t have anything to do with him when the hildabeast is in town. Heh! Heh!


6 posted on 06/06/2011 2:48:57 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: La Lydia

I think he’s golden now. As long as he didn’t do anything that is technically TOO illegal no one can really pressure him to resign.

Being a sleeze or hypocrite is not against the rules of the House.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 2:49:03 PM PDT by HEM
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To: La Lydia

Weiner admitted that he was not frank


8 posted on 06/06/2011 2:49:08 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: La Lydia

Weiner survives this in his dreams. I’m betting 48 hours before he is hounded out. The Dems will have to cut him loose to save themselves.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 2:49:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: La Lydia

He's got to put the period at the end of the sentence," the Democratic source said before Weiner's confession. "It's painful."

10 posted on 06/06/2011 2:50:24 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: La Lydia
>>>>>>Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign

... and the double standard marches on....

11 posted on 06/06/2011 2:51:12 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: La Lydia

Chris Hansen, please pick up the red courtesy phone.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 2:51:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: La Lydia

13 posted on 06/06/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: La Lydia

Every person ever charged with purjury should use “I was ashamed” as a defense.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 2:52:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: La Lydia

Glenn Beck said today if he isn’t kicked out now, he never will be. Of course, his liberal supporters are trying to keep him in office. Hillary won’t be speaking out but you can bet she’s right there ordering others to because if he is out then so is Huma... and we can’t have that.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 2:52:38 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: La Lydia
MMMMmmmm Good!
16 posted on 06/06/2011 2:52:52 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: La Lydia

He needs to step down. The guy tried to frame people for his own indiscretions.


17 posted on 06/06/2011 2:53:13 PM PDT by harmonium
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To: La Lydia

Now he needs to apologize for calling that CNN reporter a “jackass.”


18 posted on 06/06/2011 2:54:03 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: La Lydia

Anthony “Tony the Tube” Weiner swings it about. CNN ducks and Mathews gets a tingle up side his head.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 2:54:04 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: La Lydia

Public refusal to resign usually means we’re down the the last few days...


20 posted on 06/06/2011 2:54:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: HEM

We all should realize that his lies and attacks on innocent people would still be on going had the new pictures not surfaced.

Lie until you realize your trapped, then apologize. That is today’s Democrat Party.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 2:54:44 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Diogenesis

This guy right now has his “private” investigators out there checking ages on every woman he ever sent a message to. Even Chrissy Tingle-Leg said “Adult women don’t do this” kind of thing on the internet.


22 posted on 06/06/2011 2:54:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: La Lydia

I knew Mr. Weiner. Mr. Weiner was a friend of mine.

And Mr. Weiner, you are a dick.


23 posted on 06/06/2011 2:55:56 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: Dallas59

I would like some mustard and pickle relish.


24 posted on 06/06/2011 2:56:02 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I’ve got news for ya, Weenie. No one believed you in the first place.

Now pull up your pants and go away.


25 posted on 06/06/2011 2:56:21 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: La Lydia
Is there ANYTHING a Dem can do that would be sufficient cause for resignation? We know murder and cheating on one's taxes are out, as are any sexual misdoings....the only things I can think of would be

Being discovered talking a woman out of having an abortion

or

Posting thoughtful conservative views on FR.

Did I miss anything?

26 posted on 06/06/2011 2:56:42 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I'm not so concerned he was born in a 3rd world toilet as I am him trying to turn America into one.)
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To: La Lydia

Anthony Weiner, figurehead of the Good Ship Democrat, pointing the way into the future.


27 posted on 06/06/2011 2:58:10 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Reagan Man

They should change the name of the party from that of democrat to that of franks and weiner party.


28 posted on 06/06/2011 2:59:06 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Reagan Man
Bawney Fwank is pissed weiner didn't show his weenie to him.
29 posted on 06/06/2011 2:59:49 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: HEM

What part of the oath of office allows you to lie to the American people?

This is a test not for Democrats but for Republicans. The speaker of the house needs to make a statement that if Weiner will not resign then he will be expelled. We can’t allow people to lie until they get caught then appologize and go on. He must be expelled.


30 posted on 06/06/2011 3:00:46 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: immadashell

Barney and Anthony could take their act on the road, call it the ‘Frank and Weiner’ tour. Your buns are ours.


31 posted on 06/06/2011 3:02:51 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: La Lydia
Another politician who takes “full responsibility” but no consequences.
32 posted on 06/06/2011 3:04:18 PM PDT by djpg
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To: La Lydia

He’ll be gone in under two weeks.


33 posted on 06/06/2011 3:04:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Weiner survives this in his dreams.

Wait. Are you being a little hasty here? I think he made a GUTSY CALL to defend personal freedom on the social media. I think he can offer clear alternative to the narrow minded people who have been left in the wake to the freedom loving pioneers fighting for the Brave New World of social media. Remember Tunisia!!! YeaH!!! I say hang in there congressman. And I hope you get reelected. /sarc.

But I really hope he won't resign.

34 posted on 06/06/2011 3:06:07 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: La Lydia
little prick ALERT!
35 posted on 06/06/2011 3:07:08 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: La Lydia

Now Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics investigation into Weiner’s tweets. This isn’t a matter of ethics, this is about standards and common decency. Most of all, it is about his bad, bad judgment.


36 posted on 06/06/2011 3:08:34 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: SandyInSeattle

Oh yeah...they were all about this being a conspiracy...


37 posted on 06/06/2011 3:08:55 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: precisionshootist

I say send his case to the House Ethics Committee. Do as the rats would do and not release the findings until a month or so before his dismissal from office.


38 posted on 06/06/2011 3:09:40 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Constitutions are to governments as laws are to the people.)
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To: Calusa

I’d like to see someone make a loop of that routine from last week when he went into the old, “at a time when Republicans are playing games with the budget... etc.” routine and run it everytime one of these clowns tries that stunt. It’s almost a tic among Rats in trouble, and it’d be a very effective counter.


39 posted on 06/06/2011 3:10:10 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: djpg

I’m envisioning what’s next. Since it’s obvious he’s been coached by Bill Clinton on how to best handle this situation, complete with the “I have to get back to work for the people”, can we expect a well publicized visit from the Rev. Jesse Jackson? Can we expect a golden oldie mantra, “it’s only about sex”. Will Hillary Clinton be dragged into this?

I can’t see how his Party will not force him out.


40 posted on 06/06/2011 3:13:10 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: ArmstedFragg

Did you catch Breitbart hijacking the stage. This may be the first right wing conspiracy media feeding frenzy. I just call for hizzoner to hang tough. Never surrender!!!


41 posted on 06/06/2011 3:14:13 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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If he does resign, what awful liberal thing will replace him?

Think he was emulating someone? Perhaps he now wants to be called "Tiger" Weiner.

42 posted on 06/06/2011 3:16:01 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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Now Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics investigation into Weiner’s tweets.

He's done.

43 posted on 06/06/2011 3:18:01 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: La Lydia

Just heard ABC National News...”A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job”. And so, it begins.


44 posted on 06/06/2011 3:18:44 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: La Lydia
"I'll be handling Weiner from now on!"


45 posted on 06/06/2011 3:20:27 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: La Lydia

Bush’s fault. De-regulation. Halliburton.


46 posted on 06/06/2011 3:22:09 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Rational Thought

“Just heard ABC National News...”A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job”. And so, it begins.”

To his knowledge, they were all of age....

I think we know where this is going :)

ABC might want to reconsider.


47 posted on 06/06/2011 3:24:12 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Rational Thought
A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job

Well, he may be right. I mean isn't that, like, more, european -- ish, more French. Think DSK. Technology literate people in the social media universe really don't have time for this kind of nonsense. /Sarc.

48 posted on 06/06/2011 3:26:23 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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Just heard ABC National News...”A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job”. And so, it begins.”

Oh really, what about the blackmail angle? What if Al Qeda had gotten those pics and used them to have leverage on a sitting U.S. Congressman?
49 posted on 06/06/2011 3:28:15 PM PDT by Signalman
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“A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job”

Right, because no foreign power has ever used homosexuality or infidelity to pry state secrets out of a politican. It’s never happened.

Excellent.

Wait - the way I heard it is that leaders, especially those in high profile public positions - should avoid THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY.

Interesting that lying, cheating, or stealing can get you kicked from a military academy. Thing is, the officers that run the place are actually held TO A LOWER STANDARD!!!!

This momo probably JUST SENT a couple of his constituents to either Colorado Springs, Annapolis, or West Point.

Guys like this should be JAILED, in a maximum security lock up. I here the sex there is adventurous, to say the least.


50 posted on 06/06/2011 3:31:11 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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