A day after telling reporters that he’s “not going to talk about this anymore,” Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) broke his silence Wednesday about the controversy surrounding a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.
“This was a circumstance where someone committed a prank on the internet,” he told MSNBC’s Luke Russert. “I didn’t send [that] picture out” the congressman said, though he does not know who did. Is the photo of him? “I can’t say with certitude” he told Russert.
“It was a prank,” Weiner reiterated. “This is not a national security matter. We’re not making a federal case out of this.”(1)
And so it went. The NY poster-boy for loudmouth progressive liberals is caught with his pants down about his hypocritical ankles. Reading this story one wonders why Congressman Weiner, if he is so innocent, would one… be a Twitter follower of the woman who received the picture and two…why he found the need to hire a lawyer after he just minimized the import and significance of the very incident/s he’s just hired the lawyer to protect him over. As is common with this stuff liberals cannot stand being egoistically knocked down a peg and so he lashed out at Andrew Breitbart. That was and has proved to be very bad political judgement. For when you are both a hypocrite and egotist as a politician lucidity in judgement is wanting. And so the house of cards started tumbling down upon our hero.
Weiner insisted he had done nothing wrong and said he would fully cooperate with a House inquiry.
People who draw conclusions about me are free to do so,” Weiner said. “I’ve worked for the people of my district for 13 years and in politics for 20 years and I hope they see fit to see this in the light that it is.”
But in a new twist, the married Weiner also acknowledged that he had engaged in inappropriate contact with six women over the course of three years through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and occasionally over the phone. He said he had never met or had a physical relationship with any of the women and was not even sure of their ages. He also said he had never had sex outside of his marriage.
The news conference, unusually blunt even by New York standards, went on nearly half an hour and capped a week of double-entendre, tabloid-headlines and late-night jokesters’ snide comments. With eyes welling and voice breaking, Weiner fielded questions from dozens of shouting reporters as the cameras clicked.(2)
In New York State, the 9th District was always considered a shoe-in for the demonRATs. Not so anymore though as the last challenger to Weiner garnered a full 42% of the ballots in a squeaker.(3) Already greatly unpopular for his support of Obama, who in turn has been a staunch suporter of the Palestinian cause the orthodox Jewish population in the 9th is in a veritable uproar. That district has seen a marked change in religious and national origin demographics and the demonRATic political sharpies like homey liberal Chuckie-boy Schoo-fly know it. Whether Mr. Weiner realizes it or not he has become the next cheering passenger on the Obama bus to be thrown underneath it and his pal the senior senator from New York is greasing the skids of his demise.
Score one point for Dame Fate acting ‘in the public interest’.