Personally, I think this is much ado about nothing…
Not a real bright move, but no big deal since this was between consenting adults…
I also think Anthony Weiner is an incredibly effective Progressive politician, with an unfortunate name, who is going to be drug through the mud over this…
The Right Wing wants him out of the fight and they’re going to do all they can to bring him down.
To me, this is an issue to be handled between him and his wife. This is the type of foolishness that, in the good old days, would not even have been reported. (Remember JFK, among others….)
He needs to take the heat for a while and ride this out…
Thank god, he a represents New York City district and they’ll probably shrug this off…
Remember, Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana broke the law by playing with hookers and he is still in office….
There are also two probable side effects to this:
1. This will put an end to the Gay rumors and innuendoes about Congressman Wiener-which I always thought were wishful thinking.
2. Sarah Palin is probably standing in front of a web cam right now taking topless shots and sending them to Glenn Beck to get the media back to paying attention to her….
From Talking Points Memo:
Anthony Weiner admitted to lying about a lewd photo he sent to a college student in Washington state, telling reporters at a press conference in New York that he concocted a phony hacking story in a panic after deleting the public message.
“Last Friday night i tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle,” he said, fighting back tears. “Once I realized I had posted to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down and said I had been hacked. I then continued to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake.”
He added: “To be clear, the picture was of me and I sent this. I am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife Huma and our family and my constituents, friends, supporters and staff.”
As for his own future, Weiner pledged to remain in Congress, saying he had not broken any law to his knowledge. “I am not resigning,” Weiner said, telling reporters he would try to convince his constituents this was a “personal failing” and did not alter his record.