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June 06, 2011

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Ignatz

--Weiner's handlers need to end this--

Consider rephrasing, please.

Rick Ballard

The theme of the press conference?

A Weiner Grows in Brooklyn

Are his constituents actually stupid enough to return Pinocchiwiener to Congress?

William J. Clinton

What a f*cking amateur.

peter

Are his constituents actually stupid enough to return Pinocchiwiener to Congress?

What, and let the evil Republicans take away the free lunches at the senior centers of Canarsie?

Rob Crawford

Remember, he can't state with certitude that all of the people he sent pics to were adults.

Danube of Thought

Very clear that he was content to lie until the evidence against him made it no longer possible to do so.

This is a sick guy.

Rob Crawford

This is a sick guy.

Democrat. It's implied by the party affiliation.

Extraneus

So what's the deal? No sex with any of his online babes. Sex with his wife is good, though? It was all just the simple result of pride in one's manhood?

Btw, I have no problem with public humiliations. I just want to stipulate that.

daddy

Glen Beck has a medical analogy he applies to Weiner.

He says that if Weiner doesn't leave office now he will never leave office, and that we are looking at the next Charlie Rangell.

Beck's got his ire up because he says that last year Weiner held hearings where he accused Glen Beck of being unethical.

He analogizes Weiner to a virus. Says the Doctor always say's take all the anti-biotics, otherwise the virus isn't killed and actually get's stronger and then you can never get rid of it. That's what he's saying is the case with Weiner. If we don't get rid of him now he will get stronger and be stuck in office from here on out like an empowered virus. Interesting analogy.

daddy

"He will not resign, but manfully accepts the consequences as long as there aren't any."

Brilliant TM!

lyle

Seems as good a time to repost my earlier comment, slightly modified: Sometimes a Weiner is just a dick.

Extraneus

Apparently they'll have video of Breitbart's Q&A session at BigGov.

Porchlight

Up until today I was pretty sure he was going to tough it out, but I don't know. This one seemed like one press conference away from the resignation press conference.

JackisBack!

What I have never understood about thes guys is why they think they can cover it up when it has never worked. Even Frank, Studds and Clinton remained in office but the truth came out. Ask John Edwards. Yet the Ted Mack Hour we have for media, knowing the history of scandal and cover up act like its nothing. No instincts just complicity.

peter

Over at the NRO Corner, they are posting the video of Bill Clinton's owning up to the Monica Lewinski affair after his grand jury testimony for comparison. For a trifecta, I think they should also find Teddy Kennedy's post-Chappaquiddick television address where he wondered whether some awful curse hung over the entire Kennedy family. Then we could compare all three.

Extraneus

He only lied to honorably protect his "family," so no need to resign.

Btw, isn't there a House rule about bringing dishonor to the House? I know he stated that he didn't think he violated any rules, so maybe there is no such rule.

bgates

manfully accepts the consequences as long as there aren't any

That's a nice phrase. Did he cite any D-Day imagery - just as our boys were not turned back from the beaches at Normandy, so I will not promise to stop sending photos of my penis to little girls, that sort of thing?

Rob Crawford

Btw, isn't there a House rule about bringing dishonor to the House?

Meh. Considering Barney Frank and an impeached judge sit in that chamber, he's hardly the biggest source of dishonor.

Hilldog

Sex with his wife is good, though?

Sure is.

daddy

So what'd you guy's think?

Who got the more hostile questions from that MSM mob, Breitbart or Weiner?

I didn't hear enough of Beitbart's questioning "to state with certitude" that Breitbart got more hostile questions, but my initial impression is that he did.

Rick Ballard

Porchlight,

I hope not - I want to see more "A. Weiner, a rising star in the Democrat Party" articles by the MFM.

Neo

Democrats are already known to be the “scum of the Earth” so there is no reason to resign

peter

You know, Daddy, now that Wiener is under the bus (ouch at that metaphor)the MSM mob will take credit for uncovering this scandal.

Dave (in MA)

Chuckie of the small green pigskins says "Just to be absolutely clear about this: yes, Andrew Breitbart got this one right. But again, I will never apologize for doubting his credibility. He’s smeared too many innocent people, he does not deserve the benefit of the doubt, and getting it right this one time does not change those facts."

peter

Anyone know who Breitbart's father in law is? I just found out from wikipedia.

Extraneus

It's great to be able to share these tender moments with you guys. Thanks, TM.

Thomas Collins

Daddy, for MSM, I think they were tough enough on Weiner, especially following up on the Breibart apology. I think they were nastier to Breibart in that their tone suggested they were offended that Breitbart could be considered a journalist.

My gut instinct is that although some of MSM will close ranks behind Weiner, many won't, because they know Breitbart will embarrass them if they try to put a fig leaf over Weiner's behavior.

bgates

it has never worked

We can't know that. We know only a bunch of times the cover-up hasn't worked, and as you say, several of those have left the miscreant in office and therefore rich and powerful.

Porchlight

I didn't hear enough of Beitbart's questioning "to state with certitude" that Breitbart got more hostile questions, but my initial impression is that he did.

Possibly, but only because he got up there first. Even the MSM, if given a chance to question Breitbart *after* Weiner apologized to him and admitted guilt, would probably have softened up.

I still think the left is going to characterize this as some kind of witch hunt, but no one is going to listen to them.

daddy

" now that Wiener is under the bus (ouch at that metaphor)the MSM mob will take credit for uncovering this scandal."

Peter,

That's probably exactly on the money.

Am off now for about 2-3 hours with the dogs. Will be interesting to see what the MSM Talking Notes will be on L'affaire Weiner when I return.

Have fun JOMer's.


Extraneus

They should put Weiner right back out there to smear Clarence Thomas. He should still be the point-man on that.

mojo

"Weiner bites man"

Now THAT is news!

Melinda Romanoff

What amazed me (sort of, now that I think about it) about the DC press cesspool is that not one asked the obvious follow up question, if this was all "horrible decision making" by you, what does that say about your decisions on congressional votes? Are they all "horrible decision making" by you as well?

What lazy, incurious saps.

centralcal

From the ABC interview with the woman who contacted Breitbart comes this closing remark:

"I don't think he's a bad guy. I think he's got issues just like everybody else," Broussard said. "Everyone's standards are different, but to be elected to Congress and sit there all day on Facebook and chatting?"

(Bold is mine.)

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

Point man indeed. He'll never be the tip of the spear.

Ignatz

It occurs to me that it is most fortunate that Huma's father is not alive to witness Weiner humiliating and betraying his young wife, otherwise papa Abedin would be forced to end the shame..............by killing Huma, may allah the merciful be praised.

Of course considering Tony's ethnicity I imagine a wiener roast would follow the stoning.

Danube of Thought

Interesting to learn that Weiner dated Kirsten Powers for three months.

Rick Ballard

Will the NYT be running a "Is This the End of A. Wiener?" thumb sucker?

The NY Post headline writers must be in heaven.

Captain Hate

He’s smeared too many innocent people, he does not deserve the benefit of the doubt, and getting it right this one time does not change those facts.

What "facts" are those, Chuckles? C'mon I know you're reading this, you sick POS. Who was innocent that he "smeared"?

Sue

Who is Breitbart's father in law?

Dave (in MA)

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Sue

Via Tapper, Pelosi asking for ethics investigation to see if any official resources were used. They want him gone. He's toast.

centralcal

Sue, beat me. I have a different take - Pelosi is calling for ethics investigation BEFORE Republican's do it, so that they can cover for him.

peter

To Tell the Truth panelist, Orson Bean.

Extraneus

Doesn't she have any brothers? They usually take up the challenge when it comes to stuff like this.

Of course, that's just silly since they're obviously not believers in the Koran. Who ever heard of a good Muslim girl marrying a Jew and getting away with it?

So anyway, doesn't this put Hillary back front and center? I mean, it's obvious that Huma wasn't helping Weiner with his problem. I wouldn't be surprised if Hillary breaks it off after this.

BobDenver

Anyone know who Breitbart's father in law is? I just found out from wikipedia.

Orson Bean. Breitbart told Dennis Miller this wasn't the reason that he proposed to his wife, but it was an extra added bonus.

Sue

C-cal,

I don't think so. I think they are going to toss him before he loses that seat.

centralcal

Dave is that Orson Bean? - picture is kinda fuzzy.

peter

Breaking---
Pelosi throwing Weiner (ouch that metaphor again) under the Q44a bus. LUN

centralcal

oops, should have refreshed sooner.

Ignatz

Robert Samuelson talks sense on Medicare at the WaPo.
Take the online poll on the right margin and find out 58% of the WaPo readers are too stupid to agree with Samuelson.

lyle

We await the soon-to-be-published softball hagiography from the Fluffer Media about how brave and misunderstood Weiner is. What's your call? Cover of The New Yorker? Vanity Fair? GQ? Newsweak?

Carol.Herman

Weiner has a war chest full of funds. So far, Nancy Pelosi hasn't talked him out of it.

And, Weiner is smart enough to know he can't be unseated, yet. The grey underpants doesn't quite break the law.

Even more "home photos" don't do the trick.

That other democraps are being embarrassed? Welcome to "shakedown 101." And, it's the dems that are being shook.

Weiner just shows he doesn't mind standing there looking like a jerk.

Danube of Thought

I remember when Orson Bean used to show up on the Jack Paar show back in the late 50's.

Extraneus

Aw, she's gonna pick someone else to smear Clarence Thomas?

Ignatz

Well, Weiner is toast for mayor of NYC.
He'll have to run for NY AG.

lyle

RB beat me to it.

peter

If Pelosi is going to turn on Wiener, doesn't that tell you something about how bad the internal polling is for the Dems?

MayBee

I didn’t want him to say more, didn’t want to hear stories about sex with famous people

http://bit.ly/kryaek

lyle

He'll have to run for NY AG.

Run? With his background it'll practically be a coronation.

Thomas Collins

San Fran Nan is not my cup of policy tea, but she has decent political instincts. I think she realizes that Weiner remaining in office is good for the GOP. Everytime he speaks, snickering will ensue. In addition, even if MSM plays Name That Party, more and more folks will realize he's a Dem.

MayBee

Wolf Blitzer saying if Weiner was going to lie about it, he should have gone over to CNN studios to do his lying, not have CNN come over to his congressional offices.

Danube of Thought

"I think she realizes that Weiner remaining in office is good for the GOP."

But she's too dense to realize that the same is true about herself.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Re: Pelosi joining the Weiner Roast

A Dem attack dog is not very effective when everyone is snickering at him to his face, not even behind his back. And the only good thing Weiner had going for him as far as the Dems are concerned is was his ability to attack.

Clarice

""He will not resign, but manfully accepts the consequences as long as there aren't any."

Brilliant TM!"

Ditto.

Is Pelosi's move an anti-Hil play?

Extraneus

I guess it makes sense that CNN would rather their studios be used for lying rather than the Halls of Congress. Never mind it saves on gas.

Comanche Voter

Weiner gags, but gives Breitbart an apology.
Weiner admits that there might be more pictures out there. There sure as heck are more women out there, and not all of them are adults.

I figure Breitbart has some glorious 8 x 10 photos of Weiner in carnal congress with a goat--or something like that--and Little Tony knows it. Better get that "I admit I lied and apologize" out there before Breitbart does him any more damage. Of course Breitbart couldn't have done Little Tony any damage without Weiner being dumber than a box of rocks in the first place.

Janet

The Beck virus analogy is true for the entire Dem. party. The MFM have created a monster by never holding them accountable.

Janet

Comanche Voter, I loved your Grey Poupon comment over at Iowahawk a few days ago. Too funny!

wnmc

I hope he doesn't resign. His continued presence on the scene will give the GOP some great copy.

I think though, that because every time New Yorkers buy some hotdogs they will think of a certain congressman's shaved chest and bulging BVDs he will be urged to go.

My bet is they will find a quiet sinecure for him and run some one else in the next election.

What a putz!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

My Story

My name is Meagan Broussard. I am 26 years old. I served in the U.S. Army, and I am a full-time college student and a single mom. I admired Rep. Anthony Weiner because I had seen a video of him standing up for the 9/11 responders. It was a rant, but he came across as someone very passionate, someone who cares about what he believes in. I didn’t know much more about him.

On April 20, I clicked on his Facebook page that I “liked” a video of Rep. Weiner addressing a gathering of construction workers in Washington, DC. I commented that it was “hot.” That’s the only way I came into contact with him at first. ... More

Extraneus

I'm still not getting the idea that the online flirtations weren't foreplay for the real thing. He never met any of these women in person? Does it make sense?

Ralph L

I wouldn't be surprised if Hillary breaks it off after this.
Why would she do that to someone else's husband when she wouldn't fix her own?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

They are saying on Fox that Weiner's district has been trending Republican. Lots of Orthodox Jews. How are they going to feel about this scandal?

Captain Hate

LOL @ the "attack dog". Mizz Nantzy knows that dog won't hunt any more now that he's enamored with cooter; even the gelding shears won't get him off the scent. Time to put him down. Or at least dip him for fleas/ticks/lice/bedbugs; as Jane said "That guy looks nasty".

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Weiner reminds me of a kid I went to h.s. with, who was always managing to be on the inside by being the gopher, the water boy, the organizer for things no one else wanted to do. Someone who helps out the jocks and stands in when needed for the popular girls. A big mouth that actual school leaders used and allowed to hang around for whatever usefulness he served at the time. The kid in h.s. was creepy and everything with him was some kind of innuendo or double entendre. Nothing so explicit you could take offense, but constant and ... creepy. He would brag how he spent the night before with the head cheerleader, neglecting to include he was at her house doing her homework, while she was in the other room making out with her boyfriend, the captain of the football team. I'm sure you all went to school with someone like that.

MayBee

Ext- I wouldn't be surprised if he met other women in person. Not necessarily these women.
Weiner sounds like an exhibitionist, so getting women to ogle him (and listen to his sex exploits) seems to be satisfying to him in it's own right.

He was always trolling for attention. He found this Megan Broussard when she said he was hot on Facebook. He had people on Twitter ask to be followed, then scanned for the hot girls. He noticed when women on Twitter said he was hot, or they had a crush on him.

It was all about him, I think.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

DCCC Chair, Pelosi call for ethics investigation against Weiner

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Last election the Repub. got 41% in Weiner's district, according to Fox.

Extraneus

Good video of Breitbart's Q&A today.

Melinda Romanoff

He will not resign. He will get the Waters treatment as far as an investigation is concerned and "I have received punishment enough for my bad personal decisions". By year end he'll, once again, be ole Mr. Reliable on the "attack circuit" of the MFM.

Those are my predictions.

BR

TM on Weiner: "...followed by panic and a hastily marshalled cover-up."

Sounds like the same MO as Obama's hasty presentation of a fake birth cert just before Corsi's book was released.

Weiner story - Obama birth cert linked.

MayBee

I can't wait for the next time Weiner tries to make a federal case about Clarence Thomas being responsible for his wife's behavior.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Oh good grief, Bachmann has hired Ed Rollins to run her campaign.

BR

The national security implications of such behavior and coverups are, of course, that such politicians can be blackmailed.

Extraneus

Weiner sounds like an exhibitionist, so getting women to ogle him (and listen to his sex exploits) seems to be satisfying to him in it's own right.

Hard to believe that would be enough for such an obviously horny guy.

I guess that's my take at this point. He wasn't getting any at home, so this is what happened. He's not the first guy that has happened to; it's happened to the best of 'em. I just don't get why he wasn't getting any of the groupies either, if he wasn't. Like you say, maybe he did, just not these specific ones.

Jane

Gawd,

What an ugly picture of that man is emerging. He is a nasty piece of work, and the very last person who should have any personal power.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Meg Whitman learned you never p!ss off a maid.

Raging Maids Greet Housekeeper Attacker Strauss-Kahn at New York Court (Video)

maryrose

Weiner is like Clinton and has a sex-addiction problem. He doesn't even know for certain if all of his contacts are adults. One reporter said a 21 year old girl was pretty young and weiner ignored the comment. He's pond-scum and arrogantly believes he will survive. we here at JOM were right from the get-go about this whole unsavory saga.

Frau Bratwurst

San Fran Nan is not my cup of policy tea, but she has decent political instincts. I think she realizes that Weiner remaining in office is good for the GOP."

Her political instincts tell her that if an ethics committee investigation is *ongoing*, Tiny Tony and his water pistol can stay in office just as Rangel, Waters and William "Cool Cash" Jefferson stayed on the federal payroll while the ethics committee crept along.

It's a very good thing, Weiner doesn't have a wide stance.

peter

If Wieney had really been smart, he could have said, I turned to this behavior because I didn't know until after I got married that my wife was gay.

But then his cats would have been killed and his tires slashed.

centralcal

What an ugly uglier picture of that man is emerging.

Just had to tweak it Jane. Anthony has always been an ugly, not very talented, little man with a big mouth.

Janet

I think Frau is right. The ethics committee will now take over...getting the media off the Weiner case. They'll stretch it out & then declare him thoroughly checked out.

centralcal

ha ha ha ha ha ha

Tiny Tony and his water pistol! Too funny, Frau.

Sadly you are also dead on about the "ethics" investigation.

Extraneus

So let's say that being married to a gay woman could make an understandably horny straight man do some pretty dumb things, that maybe he wouldn't otherwise do. Nevermind *why* you're married to a gay woman. Is it possible that Hillary is the root-cause of both Clinton's and Weiner's problems.

I'm going with that theory until somebody proves me wrong.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

What was DOT saying about how she can't win and he sees no way she can turn it around.

Well, take a look at this headline. And, dear JOMers, it is from the Los Angeles Times:

You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?

Yesterday the Herald, today the LAT, can the NYT be far behind? ::ducking from DOT:;

MayBee

I guess that's my take at this point. He wasn't getting any at home, so this is what happened.


That might be true, but 'not getting anything at home' isn't always true. Some people get really excited by the idea of a stranger seeing them. They either suppress that or they don't, but even a very active wife won't satisfy that desire.
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Al Asad

How stupid can anyone be in this internet age?

What delusional state of mind allows someone in public office to think they can get away with these antics.

Pure arrogance is the new self-esteem,

Porchlight

I hope not - I want to see more "A. Weiner, a rising star in the Democrat Party" articles by the MFM.

Actually, now that you mention it, so do I.

Porchlight

I guess that's my take at this point. He wasn't getting any at home, so this is what happened.

I don't buy it. Lots of other men who aren't getting any at home don't spend all day tweeting nude pics to co-eds.

Also don't some of these stories pre-date Huma?

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