I tune in for the first time in a while,--not for wanting to-- figuring you guys would be talking about this latest news involving a twit doing a tweetering.  So I will be the first to touch this wiener thing, frankly speaking.  I like Ann Coulter's take on it, but what's yours.


Weiner's Penis Photo Dispute To Be Settled In Small Claims Court

by Ann Coulter

Sometimes I wonder if Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is too nice for his own good.

An evil swine hacks into Weiner's Twitter account and posts an embarrassing photo of spindly legs topped by a small erect penis draped in dingy gray briefs no male over the age of 11 would wear -- and Anthony just wants to forget the whole thing!

Instead of angrily demanding an investigation like anyone else would, Anthony has gone all St. Francis of Assisi on us.

He doesn't want an investigation! How big-hearted is that? Talk about a forgiving nature! He's almost too magnanimous. I wish I had that kind of forbearance.

Maybe he's ready to live and let live, but speaking as one of Anthony's biggest Twitter followers, I am not. Otherwise, Weiner's hacker is just going to go out and hack and hack again.

So while I admire Anthony's selfless refusal to be "distracted" by this issue, I would urge him to reconsider.

Only a full and complete investigation will show that he had absolutely nothing to do with that humiliating photo of the tiny stub of a male organ sent to a 21-year-old coed from his Twitter address last Friday night.

Anthony needs to remember that hacking is a serious crime. In fact, there probably will have to be a federal investigation whether or not our gentle Anthony requests one.

Another example of Anthony's amazing forbearance is how he has not retaliated against CNN for its malicious editing of Weiner's press conference on Tuesday.

CNN obviously sabotaged the tape to make it look as if he was refusing to answer the simplest, most direct questions. (I confess I did not see the entire conference live; I was too busy sending private messages to the hundreds of college coeds I follow on Twitter, just like Anthony.)

Through sheer trickery, CNN made it appear as if Anthony kept lurching back to the same irrelevant story about a heckler in an audience of 45,000 people.

Anyone could see there was something off about the video because no matter what reporters asked him, CNN kept looping back to that clip of Anthony telling his long, pointless parable about a heckler in an audience and how he'd respond and then demanding that he be allowed to finish, when he obviously had already finished.

This falsely suggested that he was stonewalling reporters. Perhaps the CNN tape was hacked, too.

It's time for Anthony to stand up for himself, if you'll pardon the expres -- Hey, wait a minute! Now my column is being hacked!!! -- and demand an investigation of both the hacker and CNN.

You don't need to apologize for anything, congressman. Your only problem is, you're just too damn nice.

But knowing Anthony, he'll probably forgive CNN. There's a reason why, year in and year out, Anthony Weiner has been voted Congress' most forgiving person.

I try to be a good Christian, but it took Anthony Weiner to show me what true mercy is. I salute you, congressman! ...

The preceding several paragraphs are what we call "irony," i.e. saying one thing while meaning the opposite.


The reason the congressman is so eager to forgive the hacker is that there is no hacker. He cannot have an investigation for the simple reason that it will show that he posted the photograph himself.

In a panic when he saw he had hit the wrong button and sent a private tweet of his pecker to his entire Twitter following, Weiner blurted out the hacker defense, quickly typing: "FB hacked. Is my blender gonna attack me next?"

Unfortunately, there was no lawyer in the room to tell him: "Don't say that! They'll have to investigate!"

On Sunday, his staff followed up with a press release, saying: "Anthony's accounts were obviously hacked."

So he can't now claim he didn't say it.

After hiring a lawyer, Weiner quickly backpedaled from the "hacker" claim and began insisting, in another press release: "This was a prank. We are loath to treat it as more."
If it was a prank, then why did he hire a lawyer?

Weiner isn't a celebrity: He's a CONGRESSMAN. Whoever can hack into his Twitter account may be able to hack into other congressmen's accounts -- or into Weiner's briefing files from, say, the Department of Defense.

(Indeed, unless the alleged hacker is arrested, who knows how many Anthony Weiner penis shots could start circulating on Twitter?)

But when one of Weiner's colleagues, Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., requested a congressional investigation into cybersecurity based on Weiner's self-proclaimed computer attack on his Twitter account, Weiner denounced and insulted Stearns.

The best Weiner can do now is try to take his utterly humiliating penis photo out of the realm of criminal law by eliding "hacked" into "pranked." Legally, it's not clear what the difference is.

He's stuck angrily announcing that he wants to move on, there's important work to be done, and calling a CNN reporter a "jackass" merely for asking if Weiner sent the penis photo or not.

For a guy who's suddenly taking the position that this was all just a harmless prank, he seemed pretty bent out of shape at that CNN press conference. If that condition persists for more than four hours, congressman, consult your doctor.

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Anthony Wiener has always struck me in the past as being a little cocky.

I would like everyone to withhold judgment on this member of Congress until we interview his staff.


There are many ways to handle a scandal (granted this isn't a big scandal, only a small scandal), the way the Wiener is doing it is remarkably poor. How hard is it to answer the question that several asked of him, that being if he was the person in the picture? Who ever is handling this thing for him is doing a pretty bad job.. although I'm getting the feeling that Wiener is handling this all on his own and failing majorly.
the only thing I will say if someone hacked into his account why not have it investigated and put the prankster in jail.
Yeah, the way the whole ordeal has been handled is dumb. If someone did hack the account, have it investigated. If the picture isn't his own, just say its not. Its not rocket science.
One other quesion is he like Clinton and Edwards any young lady

He's a congressman for god sakes, do you really believe anything that comes out of his mouth?

He's also the one who had a congressional hearing on Gold Line, simply because they were an advertiser on the Glen Beck show.

I guess the only thing worse than being a Weiner that was caught with his pants down is bringing a little chicky to a cockfight.

Just a little update via Yahoo! News :-) We all need to enjoy a good laugh now and then... might as well be at Wieners Expense... I'm sure he'll get a hand on things before long.


WASHINGTON – Publicly silent, fellow Democrats privately seethed Thursday over the distraction and furor surrounding the lewd photo sent from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account, even as he declared he was finished talking about it and wanted to move on.

Weiner's one-day, pun-laden media blitz a day earlier had only raised more questions about the embarrassing flap when he conceded he wasn't sure whether the waist-down photo of a man's bulging underpants was of him or not. His refusal to involve law enforcement because he said as a member of Congress he shouldn't get special treatment — instead turning the issue over to a private security company he hired — raised rather than answered questions.

The uproar began over the weekend when conservative activist Andrew Breitbart reported on his website that Weiner had sent the photo to a 21-year-old female college student in Seattle who was one of the New York congressman's Twitter followers. Weiner has insisted he did not send the photo. He says he saw it online before deleting it.

Though generally mum in public, Democrats privately fumed at the forced detour in their arguments about Medicare and spending, leaving the generally well-liked seven-term congressman from Brooklyn and Queens largely to fend for himself for a third day in a row. Most Republicans seemed content to let the controversy simmer.

A scene on the House floor Wednesday afternoon seemed to highlight the situation. As newly elected New York Rep. Kathy Hochul was sworn in — after an upset, special-election victory Democrats considered a sign of their ability to communicate their differences with Republicans on the future of Medicare — Weiner and the No. 2 House Democrat, Steny Hoyer were locked in a nearly 10 minute, animated conversation.

On Thursday, Weiner joined Democratic lawmakers at the White House where the caucus met with President Barack Obama. As they walked from buses on Pennsylvania Ave. Weiner's colleagues stonewalled when they were asked about their colleague.

"I will have nothing to say about that," said fellow New Yorker, Rep. Louise Slaughter. "I'm here to put people to work."

"We're not distracted by that," said Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J.

The House's top Democrat, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, earlier told ABC News that she was "a late-comer to the issue" — one that cable TV and the Capitol press corps have been fixated on for most of the week.

Still, Pelosi added, "I have confidence in Anthony Weiner that if an investigation is in order that will take place."

Other top Democrats expressed a desire for the issue to disappear. Longtime Rep. John Conyers of Michigan said Weiner was a valuable member of the Democratic caucus, and he called the issue a distraction.

"The public mostly likes entertainment and excitement and that's what the Weiner issue provides," he said. "That's human nature."

Noting that the House was heading into a week-long break, Conyers said he hoped the issue soon "will not have the entertainment value that it currently enjoys."

It seemed to be a bad week for politicians and their social media elsewhere, too. The Twitter account of the speaker of the Ohio House, William Batchelder, was hacked and phony comments were posted making it appear the Republican leader was championing liberal causes.

In New York, Weiner's constituents said they were disappointed.

Ian Fredericks in Queens' Kew Gardens said Weiner could end the controversy by being forthright. "He seems really reluctant to answer whether or not it's a picture of him," Fredericks said.

Evelyn Carson said her children brought the news to her attention after being on Twitter.

"That's an embarrassment for the children to see something like that, especially from a big-time figure," she said. Carson said she'd voted for Weiner but now regrets it.

Weiner failed in a 2005 bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City, but has been considered a likely front-runner in the race to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg when the mayor's third and final term ends in 2013.

Republicans were content to highlight the incident's many unanswered questions. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told Fox News that Weiner needed to "come clean."

"There's a lot of explaining going on without a lot of clarity," said Cantor, a Virginia Republican. "The American people are right in saying that they don't have tolerance for this repeated kind of activity going on surrounding their elected leaders."

House Speaker John Boehner, asked twice about the incident at his weekly news conference, said reporters needed to "talk to Rep. Weiner."

But by then Weiner had declared he didn't want to talk about it. Emerging from his office to a phalanx of reporters on Thursday morning, Weiner said he was going to get back to work, but if they needed anything to make their stay in the hallway more comfortable he was happy to help.

Weiner has hired an attorney and a private firm to investigate. But Twitter's policy states it will not provide information about postings without a subpoena, court order or other legal documents, raising questions about why law enforcement wasn't investigating a possible cybercrime against a member of Congress.

Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the Capitol Police, said Thursday the department was not probing the incident, because "we have not been asked to investigate."

By hiring a private firm, Weiner controls the release of information about the investigation.

There were also questions about why the congressman, married recently to an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was following the female college student on Twitter.

The woman has been identified by media outlets as Gennette Cordova. Despite multiple calls to phone numbers and an email address for Cordova, she could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.

Weiner, 46, married Clinton aide Huma Abedin last July, with former President Bill Clinton officiating. Before that, Weiner had been known as one of New York's most eligible bachelors.


Associated Press writers Erica Werner and Alan Fram in Washington and videojournalist Bonny Ghosh in New York contributed to this report.


He admits it was him:

But fast forward to Monday and Weiner, 46, admits he was the only person using his account. The photo, which he says he "regrets," was in fact meant to send as a direct message, but accidentally posted in his main feed.
 Seriously I don't get it - how dumb do you have to be , to not see that eventually this kind of behavior will catch up with you, especially if your a public official. If he hadn't accidently posted it to his main feed - years later it would surface.

Now, Polosi will have a ethics investigation? Think, Charlie Rangel or Maxine Waters????


But it was OK for Cilnton to have someone under his desk. He was not forced to resign. Did he even have to apologize?
Another Sicko in public office, will it never end?


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