I notice that when Congressman Anthony Weiner is asked about resignation—usually on the fly, generally while hurrying past a scrum of reporters—that aura of contrition quickly evaporates. “No, I’m not resigning,” he declares, and the narrowed eyes and pursed lips familiar to viewers of his C-SPAN tantrums are suddenly in evidence.Read more
If commenters on the Daily Kos website are an indication of how the left wing will respond to Anthony Weiner's admission of guilt in sending lewd pictures to women, it won't end well for the New York congressman, who was once considered a rising star in the Democratic party. Here are a few choice reactions (and some of the most popular) of Kos commenters:Read more
This afternoon, New York Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner admitted that he lied about publishing a lewd photograph of himself on his Twitter feed. In a press conference at New York City's Sheraton Hotel, Weiner told reporters he meant to send the picture that sparked this controversy directly to a college student "as a joke" and said he is taking full responsibility for his actions. Weiner is not resigning from his seat in Congress.Read more
Yesterday, Anthony Weiner had an incredibly testy 9-minute exchange with reporters who were asking him questions about the lewd photo posted on his Twitter account Friday night. Weiner repeatedly refused to say why he wouldn't ask the authorities to investigate what he alleged to be an illegal "hack" of his Twitter account (he's now downplaying the "hack" as a "prank"). At one point he called a CNN producer a "jackass" for pressing him on the question.Read more
Speaking with reporters this morning, Rep. Steve Israel offered only tepid support to fellow New York Democrat Anthony Weiner in that congressman's growing scandal. Asked about what he thought about the controversy, stemming from the fact that a picture of a man's underwear was sent from Weiner's Twitter account last weekend, Israel said only that Weiner has taken the "appropriate steps" by hiring a lawyer.Read more
In what is probably best described as the Hindenburg of press conferences, Anthony Weiner was just confronted on CNN. If Weiner didn't send a lewd photo to a 21 year-old coed, then surely he has perfected the art of sounding guilty:
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