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Anthony Weiner Tweeted Me
The Daily Beast ^ | 6-8-2011 | Meghan McCain

Posted on 06/08/2011 6:52:51 PM PDT by bimboeruption

Anthony Weiner was one of the most entertaining politicians on Twitter, but after he inadvertently sent out the crotch shot seen around the world, his career could very well be over. Meghan McCain wonders if politicians should be on Twitter at all, weighing the pros and cons of the most impulsive form of social networking. Plus, why her mom didn't want her to follow Weiner on Twitter.

A few days after Anthony Weiner tried to send a 21-year-old college student a picture of his wiener he also Tweeted me, but it’s not what you think.

I remember seeing Congressman Weiner’s Twitter account before his scandal and I was impressed by his use of the hashtag. His account, unlike most other politicians, seemed like it was written by him and not his press secretary or member of his staff. It was one of the reasons that I told The New York Times that Weiner was my favorite Democrat along with his outrageous YouTube rants. I’ve also been a fan of Huma Abedin, his wife, ever since I met her a few years ago.

On May 29, Weiner publicly thanked me for “my kind words in The New York Times and for [my] support of gay marriage.” His Tweet has since been retweeted to me a lot this week, with a lot of bad puns and poorly constructed jokes attached. I had started following him back on Twitter. Although, let it be said, I did not receive any direct messages from the congressman.

This week, my favorite form of social media has been blasted in every news outlet with Weiner’s infamous Twitpic seen around the world. Twitter is the most impulsive form of social media, but it’s still the most celebrated among politicians and pundits within the beltway, which is curious, since it can destroy any sense of privacy. Some of the most popular users include the president himself with 8.5 million followers (he trails Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber), Al Gore with 2.2 million followers and Newt Gingrich with 1.3 million followers. My dad uses Twitter to talk about pork barrel spending going on in Congress, among other things, and my mom brings awareness to her charities and posts pictures of her two Yorkshire terriers Lucy and Desi. That being said, the dangers of social media are also becoming more apparent. A bad Tweet can cause scandal, shame, even possibly end a politician’s career.

So I have to ask: What do politicians really gain by using Twitter? There are only a handful of politicians who are truly great on Twitter—the rest rely on their account to release press releases. But even the entertaining Tweeters stumble because the only way to succeed in the medium is to be unscripted. Last year, Sarah Palin made international news by tweeting “refudiate,” which was not a word before Twitter, but has since been added to the English dictionary. Her detractors pointed this out as another sign of her lack of intelligence. When Joe Miller ran for Senate in Alaska, he Tweeted that he was looking at real estate in D.C. He sounded so arrogant, he lost the election, possibly in part because of that Tweet.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; caucusinterruptus; meghanmccain; weinergate
Meghan McCain is the Snooki of the political world.
1 posted on 06/08/2011 6:52:55 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption

Fist Pump to that!


2 posted on 06/08/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT by funfan
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To: bimboeruption

(once again)..”Moo moo mooo moo,moo moo mamoo mo moo moo moo moo and moo moo moo, but he moo moo moo moo”
Thank Moo


3 posted on 06/08/2011 6:55:31 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bimboeruption
Her reference to "gay marriage" ~ is that the Tony/Huma marriage she was speaking of in the same breath?

How odd.

4 posted on 06/08/2011 6:56:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bimboeruption

Meghan McKeating and Anthony Weiner; two peas in a pod.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 6:57:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: bimboeruption

Whenever I read commentary from Meghan McCain the word “Vapid” leaps into my mind. She has absolutely nothing to contribute on any topic.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 6:57:34 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: bimboeruption

If she wanted to send a pic of herself back to him, she’d probably need two cameras. Just one wouldn’t be enough to get all of her on one display........ (rimshot)


7 posted on 06/08/2011 6:58:48 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bimboeruption

I dont give a flying fart what she has to say.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 6:58:57 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: bimboeruption
Props to the Daily Breast for hiring someone to edit out the likes and the ya knows.
9 posted on 06/08/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: bimboeruption

My proudest moment on Twitter was when MM blocked me.


10 posted on 06/08/2011 7:01:56 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: bimboeruption
Meghan, I'm Ann Coulter skinny can you spare about 50 pounds. See I make as much sense as you.
11 posted on 06/08/2011 7:02:05 PM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: bimboeruption

It’s amazing she can write so many paragraphs that at the end got me thinking, “Errr... what’s her point, actually?”


12 posted on 06/08/2011 7:02:47 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: bimboeruption
At least Snooki is gainfully employed. I'm still trying to figure out what Meghan does.
13 posted on 06/08/2011 7:03:02 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bimboeruption
At least Snooki is gainfully employed. I'm still trying to figure out what Meghan does.
14 posted on 06/08/2011 7:03:11 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Tallguy

She’s like the big, black hole of creative writing.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 7:03:35 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Doogle

You know, when FR stopped talking about the Dixie Twits, they fell off the face of the earth.

I would like to propose a complete and total FR blackout on MM stories.

Yes, we wield that much power.


16 posted on 06/08/2011 7:04:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: bimboeruption

Meghan McCain, Twitter expert.

What a twit.


17 posted on 06/08/2011 7:04:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bimboeruption

I hope medical science will someday find a cure for mental illness. I really do. I feel terrible for John and Cindy.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 7:05:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: CaptainK

She has a busy day grazing.


19 posted on 06/08/2011 7:06:04 PM PDT by A message
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To: bimboeruption
Or maybe the Cyndi Lauper of the political world. Only Cyndi is much cuter and not a fat ass.

You would never know this was once that girl with the bright orange hair who sang "♫ girls just wanna have fu-un ♫"


20 posted on 06/08/2011 7:06:35 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On!.................Saracuda 2012)
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To: bimboeruption
Here's something that's smarter then Mehgan McCain....


21 posted on 06/08/2011 7:06:56 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: bimboeruption
Anthony Weiner was one of the most entertaining politicians on Twitter.....A few days after Anthony Weiner tried to send a 21-year-old college student a picture of his wiener he also Tweeted me........I remember seeing Congressman Weiner’s Twitter account before his scandal and I was impressed by his use of the hashtag.......It was one of the reasons that I told The New York Times that Weiner was my favorite Democrat along with his outrageous YouTube rants.......I’ve also been a fan of Huma Abedin, his wife, ever since I met her a few years ago.......On May 29, Weiner publicly thanked me for “my kind words in The New York Times and for [my] support of gay marriage.”

Is there any doubt what side of the fence she really sits? Also - she sounds jealous that she didnt received any skin pics from the Weinermeister.

22 posted on 06/08/2011 7:09:56 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Bullish

Apologize to those rocks right this very minute! (wagging finger impatiently!)


23 posted on 06/08/2011 7:10:39 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On!.................Saracuda 2012)
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To: NWFLConservative

I did say the rocks were smarter than her, ya’ know?

;^)


24 posted on 06/08/2011 7:12:58 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: bimboeruption
..he inadvertently sent out the crotch shot...

Meghan McCain is dumber then dirt.

25 posted on 06/08/2011 7:17:28 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: bimboeruption

Did she send him that pic of her boobs?


26 posted on 06/08/2011 7:21:47 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: stilloftyhenight
Did she send him that pic of her boobs?

Dunno, but he apparently sent back:

Mr. Peter Tweeter
27 posted on 06/08/2011 7:23:50 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: bimboeruption

Oh, Meghan, please tweet a crotch shot so that your career can likewise be over.


28 posted on 06/08/2011 7:36:55 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: muawiyah

Doesn’t Tubby try to pawn herself off as a young republican? If that’s true it makes her as fraudulent as she is fat and stupid.


29 posted on 06/08/2011 8:01:32 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“You know, when FR stopped talking about the Dixie Twits, they fell off the face of the earth.

I would like to propose a complete and total FR blackout on MM stories.

Yes, we wield that much power.”

Gosh, I like your idea.


30 posted on 06/08/2011 8:12:50 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

It has worked in the past.

Just sayin’...


31 posted on 06/08/2011 8:17:42 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: bimboeruption

Mega McCain is so hefty, that Weiner had to take two trains and three busses just to get on her good side.


32 posted on 06/08/2011 8:57:46 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: muawiyah

He manufactured a persona and got carried away...


33 posted on 06/08/2011 8:58:09 PM PDT by des
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To: bimboeruption
****Meghan McCain is the Snooki of the political world.****

That's a horrible thing to say. You owe Snooki an aplology. LOL!

34 posted on 06/08/2011 9:10:07 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: bimboeruption

Her liking weiner and his theatrical rants on youtube tells me that she isn’t really concerned about the seriousness of what he said in those rants.

She’s not concerned because she grew up rich because of mon’s money. She doesn’t have to be concerned with the consequences of what weiner was trying to achieve. She’s isolated from the harm his policies have on the working class people.


35 posted on 06/08/2011 9:40:53 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Oceander

ROFL


36 posted on 06/09/2011 1:31:39 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: bimboeruption

I’m no fan of Meghans...she did a very good job explaining why NO politician should be tweeting, at least not on their own.

Afterall, it’s more of a forum for publishing rants aka Charlie Sheen.


37 posted on 06/09/2011 2:25:00 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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