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Congressman Anthony Weiner's remarks to MSNBC's Luke Russert today will likely only perpetuate discussion regarding a lewd Twitter photo that was sent from his account to a 21-year-old student follower over the weekend. Weiner tells Russert he "can't say for certitude" that the photo isn't of him, and continues to say that his account was hacked.

Says Weiner: "I was the victim of a prank."


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  1. Wait, what? Can't confirm or deny? Come on...

    Posted by: Bastian | Jun 1, 2011 3:10:25 PM

  2. He might as well just admit it and then resign. This guy is such a grandstander. He LOVES this attention. I'm sure he sent the picture. Clearly he sent it to SOMEONE and has done so in the past if he can't even say it isn't him - so there is at least one picture of him out there.

    The Oath of Office for any government official should include not sending stupid pictures. At least the picture of Chris Lee was nothing more than you'd see at the beach - he had to resign. So Weiner needs to resign as well.

    Posted by: BC | Jun 1, 2011 3:12:23 PM

  3. What? WHAT?! Are you kidding me? Men -- especially men in politics -- STOP DOING THIS. Stop taking pictures of your wang, seriously. It will not work out well for you. That is a guarantee. Just stop it.

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Jun 1, 2011 3:24:51 PM

  4. The Righties are frothing at this. Weiner was an idiot if he actually did this, but sorry Wingnuts, about 7 or 8 more Dems hafta do this in the next year to equal your records. So stop with the self righteousness, it makes your stupidity stand out.

    Posted by: JT | Jun 1, 2011 3:31:18 PM

  5. BC, He should resign, you say? FOR THIS?! This is such a non-issue.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 1, 2011 3:40:07 PM

  6. Wow, he is not handling this well, is he? Believe me, if I couldn't tell if that internet picture of my bulge is me or not, then that's reason alone to resign.

    Posted by: Jollysocks | Jun 1, 2011 3:43:38 PM

  7. How can he not know if it's his dick in the boxerbriefs (and what looks like a very big dick too...just sayin!)? It sounds like that pic is of him and he doesn't want to cop to it.

    Whether someone stole that pic by hacking into his account and sending it out as a prank would only matter as far as the question: Why are you taking hard cock shots of your weiner in your shorts, Congressman Weiner?

    When will elected officeholders ever learn....there is NO right to privacy in public office and anything you have ever done will be exposed, including taking pics of your dick just for fun.

    Posted by: B-rod | Jun 1, 2011 3:44:50 PM

  8. ONLY people who stand on "family values" platforms need to resign when we find them doing "human" things. And we all know he didn't do it anyway...

    Posted by: The TRUTH | Jun 1, 2011 3:45:11 PM

  9. This is a non-issue. He said that he didn't post the photo. It is the posting of the photo that would be the issue, not the existance of the photo.

    Posted by: J.P. | Jun 1, 2011 3:48:22 PM

  10. Bastian what he is saying is that he most likely does have such pics he has sent out to his wife as any non robot human being does (wife/ husband/ significant other)

    His wife is Huma Abedin...Hillary Clinton's right hand and HAWT for a woman

    Posted by: Mstrozfckslv | Jun 1, 2011 3:52:20 PM

  11. Someday having nude photos of yourself is going to be a prerequisite for running for public office. I mean, who hasn't snapped a photo of themselves naked? Besides, I like to know what I'm voting for.

    Posted by: Jesus | Jun 1, 2011 3:57:53 PM

  12. Did anybody watch the video? He says he "can't say with certitude" that it wasn't somehow a digitally manipulated photo of him. That's a reasonable thing to say.

    Posted by: Kathlene | Jun 1, 2011 4:01:18 PM

  13. What's more likely, Weiner tweeted a career ending pic to an individual he had never met or communicated with before or someone hacked his smartphone and/or twitter account and did it for him?

    So what if the guy took a pic of himself in his underwear to send to his wife/mistress/whatever who doesn't have a pic to two on their PC or phone that if posted to the WWW wouldn't be embarrassing somehow.

    And why does anyone believe anything coming out of Andrew Brietbarts mouth for a second?

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Jun 1, 2011 4:20:10 PM

  14. Okay, I don't think he should resign because he sent a cock shot to some 21 year old. It shows poor judgement, but I don't think he has to resign for it. But! if this guy has been lying the past few days, then the Dems need to tell him to go. That means he is a serious LIAR and has no respect for the American public or his constituents. I don't care what his politics are. He won't be replaced by a Republican, but will be replaced by a more competent Democrat.

    Posted by: Jack | Jun 1, 2011 4:21:44 PM

  15. It looked like someone with his body type....that skinny guy with the bow legs type of build. So whoever did the prank was very detailed oriented in finding a body double with the same build as his.

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Jun 1, 2011 4:26:57 PM

  16. Why do all the good one commit political suicide? I don't get it.

    Posted by: blatherer | Jun 1, 2011 4:39:31 PM

  17. He defended Click and Clack so bulge or not, I love him.

    Posted by: Thomas | Jun 1, 2011 4:42:21 PM

  18. His cock or not, I can't get past his usage of the word "certitude." Just sounds pretentious and blowhard-like.

    Posted by: Austin | Jun 1, 2011 4:44:27 PM

  19. I don't understand. Its a simple question and he's managed to turn this into a bizarre case of pretzel logic. His "answer" now implies that he takes so many pictures of his genitals and can't even identify whether this is his or not. Wasn't there a US Congressman recently that had to resign for a shirtless pic he sent to a woman on Craigslist? Should Rep. Weiner be held to the same standard??

    Posted by: josh2727 | Jun 1, 2011 4:47:29 PM

  20. "Certitude" isn't a word. "Certain" is. He should have said "I can't certify it's me." or "I can't tell with certainty."
    Lazy Americans.

    Posted by: Craig in Portland | Jun 1, 2011 5:03:15 PM

  21. Who is this Luke Russert jackass and why did MSNBC put his audition for FOX "News" on their network?

    Posted by: ohplease | Jun 1, 2011 5:34:27 PM

  22. another politician trying to weasel themselves out of an embarrassing situation

    this guy clearly knows more than he's telling and is trying to convince the public he's got nothing to do with it - kind of like the way they're dealing with the national debt...

    Posted by: dvdinorl | Jun 1, 2011 5:48:35 PM

  23. @JOSH2727, if you're not a Republican operative (and I assume you are), you might want to know what you're talking about before you talk about it.

    Former Republican Rep Chris Lee was caught trolling Craigslist on what turned out to be multiple occasions, intentionally sending out shirless pics and lying about his identity while seeking to hook up with transgender women.

    Anthony Weiner's Twitter was hacked, and a photo that obviously nobody would ever put on their completely public Twitter if they were a professional politician was taken down immediately. The woman it went to has pointed out that she has no connection with Weiner at all past following him on Twitter, has never met him and never been contacted by him and that's all been verified.

    Is it Weiner's weiner? Sure, he might have been stupid enough to have photos of himself in his underwear and store them on a hackable computer or device. Him and hundreds of millions of other people. That's not a crime.

    I'd imagine he's embarassed that a private pic of his clothed privates is now public and of course he's relunctant to admit it but at the same time doesn't want to lie about it. Since he's done nothing wrong, I don't blame him for not wanting to discuss his private life.

    This is a standard Republican ploy to destroy the opposition through lies and to commit crimes to do it, if necessary. You're the paid Internet poster follow-up part of the tactic. Enjoy your paycheck and I hope you make enough to pay for all the Vodka you must need in order to get to sleep at night.

    Posted by: ohplease | Jun 1, 2011 5:52:04 PM

  24. Certitude is definitely a word. Pretentious, perhaps, but it's a word and used properly.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 1, 2011 5:52:16 PM

  25. WOOOOOWWWWW, You guys know he is MOCKING you right?

    This guy is one of the best people we have. Period.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jun 1, 2011 5:54:44 PM

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