Weinergate: An Update

by Andrew Stiles

On Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D., N.Y.) lack of “certitude” surrounding the subject of the lewd picture sent out on his Twitter account, from Politico:

Two people who spoke to him privately said he had suggested that, as one said, “he took or sent a photo or photos like this at some point — but in this case actually was hacked/set up, perhaps with a posting of one of his own photos or something very similar.”

So as Jonah said, cut the guy some slack for not being entirely sure.

On what the recipient of the photo, 21-year-old Gennette Cordova thinks happened, from the New York Post:

Cordova thinks the package-hugging picture — which Weiner “can’t say with certitude” isn’t his — was meant for somebody else and landed in her Twitter account by mistake.

Cordova is one of 198 people, many of them young, beautiful women, whom Weiner follows on Twitter.

Until recently, the congressman also followed stripper and porn actress Ginger Lee, 28, who openly gushes about her “Mr. Sexy Congressman” on social-network sites.

“Her name is Ginger — it makes sense he might have mixed us up,” Cordova said, noting that two of the first three letters of their names are the same.

Weiner has admitted he sent Lee at least one private Twitter message, but has declined to reveal the content and claims they’ve never met.

On Weiner’s commitment to “get back to work”:

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE’-ner) has canceled his scheduled appearance at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention in Milwaukee.

The embattled New York Democrat had been scheduled to speak on Friday night. State party spokesman Graeme Zielinski said Friday morning that Weiner had canceled but he had no other details.

More here.

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