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‘I Guess He Needed to Express Himself’

Meagan Broussard is 26 years old, a single mom and full-time college student, and has served in the U.S. Army. She is also one of the “about six” young women with whom Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.) admitted having “flirtatious” interactions over the internet. Broussard tells her story over at

An excerpt:

He was trying to get me to talk about myself sexually, and I said, straight up, I’m not an open book. I was real blunt. He would ask me weird things, like “Did you miss me?” I didn’t understand that–how could I miss someone I hadn’t met and didn’t know? What is there to miss about me if you don’t even know me?

He said that he was an open book, maybe way too open. And after that he said to me that I was “too [expletive]-ing real,” not like other people who were all over him. He realized that I wasn’t taking the bait, and I think that intrigued him enough to send messages to me and open up to me and try to be real, too.

At first I was skeptical that I was really talking to Rep. Weiner, so I asked him to take a picture of himself, which he did. Then I asked him to pick up the phone and call me. I had to hang up because of something that was happening on my end, but then I called back and heard a voice saying, “Congressman Anthony Weiner’s office,” so I hung up. He asked me if I was satisfied, and I guess I was–I didn’t pursue that any more.

Talking to him was sometimes a turn-off because he was so open and just so full of himself, as if he were looking, searching for something. I don’t know if he loved telling me his personal business. I didn’t want him to say more, didn’t want to hear stories about sex with famous people. But I guess he needed to express himself.

Read the whole thing here.

Broussard was also interviewed by ABC News, and provided several of the photos (safe) exchanged between herself and Weiner. She describes receiving a picture of a, shall we say, “fully-charged device” from an e-mail account used by the congressman.

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...


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