Let me just say at the outset that this is a difficult blog to write. Why? Because there are jokes galore that I am trying hard not to make……..
So, last week, Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) claimed his Twitter account was hacked and used to send a lewd photo to a young woman in Seattle. Of course, his phone was also “hijacked”, since it was the one used to send the photo. Accusing Andrew Breitbart of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy” (OK, my words), he denied it, blamed others, and generally acting outraged.’
Of course, I don’t know anyone who ACTUALLY believed he was innocent, but for those few who did, Rep Weiner came clean today – after being almost 15 minutes late and getting upstaged by …. Andrew Breitbart. Not only did he take the picture and send it to the young woman in Seattle, he admitted that this is not the first time, that there have been “about” six other women who have gotten pics of his junk and oh, by the way – he THINKS they were all adults. He’s apparently active on Facebook too…..
Then, because he could not stop digging, he refused to answer questions about phone sex, says he broke no House rules, admitted that he didn’t even tell his wife wife until today that the pic was him. He did say “She was not happy.” Duh. Also, he sees no reason to resign. In case you forgot, Rep Chris Lee, also from New York, but a Republican and not a Democrat, resigned after sending a shirtless photo of himself via Craigslist. Wanna place bets that the next press conference (to announce his resignation) takes place by the end of the month?
He did apologize to Andrew Breitbart – not because he was sorry, but because Andrew has an “X-rated” picture that Weiner sent out and Breitbart was planning on releasing it…
The campaign ads for his replacement have written themselves. Let the games begin. Long live the Internet.
Oh, and just for kicks, my favorite Onion video (it’s satire….or life imitating art?)
Congressman Offers Preemptive Apology For Extramarital Affair