Monday, June 6, 2011
I have avoided the Rep. Anthony Weiner wiener fracas. The reason for this is simple.
The first two Blackberry images of Weiner’s erect member were posted by rightwing author Andrew Breitbart on his website BigGovernment.com. Breitbart alleged Weiner had emailed the pictures to a young woman he refused to identify. If past is prologue, and in my experience, it usually is, Breitbart’s well established predilection for character assassination meant the images had to be fake.
I was wrong.
This afternoon, at a press conference held at Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, a defiant but weepy Weiner, a six-term Democratic congressman said the following:
“Last Friday night I tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted it to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake.”
The woman Breitbart refused to identify and the recipient of Rep. Weiner’s nudie tweet is a Seattle student.
Unfortunately, Weiner’s troubles don’t end here. According to RadarOnline.com, the married, 46 year old New York congressman engaged in the following exchange with a Nevada woman on his Facebook account on March 16:
Rep. Anthony Weiner: “You give good head?”
The Nevada woman responded: “I’ve been told really good and I love doing it.”
Weiner responded: “Wow a Jewish girl who sucks cock! This thing is ready to do damage.”
Remarkably, Weiner vowed not to resign in the wake of the internet porn scandal and said he had told his wife, former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abed, only today about his ongoing online cyber trysts.
Here is one of the Blackberry pictures Rep. Anthony Weiner took of his junk and sent to the Seattle student that set off the frenzy.
Weiner said that he may seek professional help, but stated “this is my own personal mistake. This is a deep weakness that I have demonstrated.”
Within minutes of Rep. Weiner’s stunning confession, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she had asked the House Ethics Committee to open a Weiner probe after the New York congressman admitted to lying about the explicit pictures he sent to women online.
My prediction: Rep. Anthony Weiner will resign from congress before Friday.