Over the long holiday weekend, while many New Yorkers were roasting weeners, Anthony Weiner (or a “hacker”) was busy posting weeners on his Twitter account. The picture was of Mr. Weiner’s “bulging underwear-clad penis.”
Mr. Weiner isn’t exactly denying that he sent the tweet and has since hired an attorney to deal with the embarrassing situation since he has more pressing matters that need his attention. He claims his account was hacked and brushed off the incident. The tweet was caught by a website, that determined it was directed to a college student in Seattle, Gennette Nicole Cordova, who subsequently issued a statement denying she was involved with Weiner, who was recently married.
The story may have ended there, but Mr. Weiner never denied sending the tweet of himself in the underwear. The non-denial raised the interest of CNN and other media to pursue the matter further. Wiener released a couple of statements from his office and referred the media to their contents for answers.
The Twitter user who discovered the tweet, Dan Wolfe, denies hacking the account, but says he found the tweet at 5:45 pm on May 27th when it went public. The incident is now being called Weinergate.
Seems like a stupid thing to do, but politicians are known for doing stupid things. I think Mr. Weiner’s punishment will come from his new bride, who is sure to raise many questions and, if she is smart, will get to the bottom of it. It may even cost him votes down the road, if an opponent chooses to exploit this “faux-pas” during future elections. Curiosity got the best of me so I searched the picture online. Of course, there it was, plain as day. No one can identify it was Mr. Weiner who was wearing the underwear, but it came directly from his account and was deleted shortly after, but not fast enough.
I’m sure the late night talk show hosts will be making the most of this story. Maybe he had one beer too many?