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Serial liar Anthony Weiner admits sending lewd photo

By DOUG THOMPSON
June 6, 2011

Anthony Weiner fesses up (AFP)

Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday he tweeted a lewd photo of to a young woman and also admitted a number of what he called “inappropriate” exchanges with other women but the serial liar and pornographer said he has no intention of quitting his House seat.

 

The New York Democrat called his actions “a dumb thing” and admitted “lying about it,” said he never met the women he tormented with lewd correspondence and wasn’t even sure how old they were.

While Weiner said he plans to stay in Congress, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for an immediate ethics committee investigation of Weiner’s actions.

Weiner claims his actions, which included Internet contact, emails and phone calls, “had nothing to do” with his job as a Congressman and claimed he had “never had sex” outside of his marriage.

But after admitting lying for days about the tweeted photo of his bulging manhood in a pair of underpants, why should anyone believe him.

The 46-year-old Weiner shed tears during is half hour press conference but the performance was not very convincing.

“I haven’t told the truth and have done things I deeply regret,” he said between tears. “I brought pain to people I care about.”

Weiner’s admission came as more and more women said they had received sexually explicit messages from him. One woman said she received more than 200 such messages from the Congressman married to an aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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7 Responses to Serial liar Anthony Weiner admits sending lewd photo

  1. Carl Nemo

    June 6, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    The folks in his Congressional District must be thrilled to have this slimeball representing them.

    In times gone by, this type of character would have at least had the vestigial honor to resign, but in our times where holding a Congressional seat has become a lucrative proposition; it simply doesn’t happen.

    By his actions, he’s demonstrated to be a Class A, untrustworthy moron…! : |

    Carl Nemo **==

    • incog99

      June 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      The trouble is that politicians, both parties, are now so used to not telling the truth none of us are safe. What ever happened to honest people? Weiner is just a symptom of a much larger problem in Washington. Neither party is innocent.

  2. Keith

    June 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    As I’ve often said, we in the USA will endure all manner of lying, cheating, stealing, and having our Constitutional rights yanked out from under us with nary a peep.

    But let some Congressperson be caught with their wiener (pun intended) in the wrong place (or inside the help) and all hell breaks loose.

    Frankly, what this person does (or doesn’t do) with other consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes is none of our damned business. As Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau once said, the “Government has absolutely no business poking about in people’s bedrooms”.

    And I say WE have absolutely no business poking about in theirs!

    Frankly, all this nonsense is probably one of the reasons why we no longer are able to attract otherwise “good” people to run for public office in the United States of America. Most such persons with half a brain simply don’ t want to allow every two-bit media type with a Blackberry and a tape recorder poking about in their private lives. And I can’t say that I blame them.

    Indeed, each of us probably has some highly embarrasing escapades in our own past that we’d rather not talk about to our family, let alone the world.

    Yet we all watch with glee and wag our tongues as yet another one of our otherwise upstanding public officials gets caught (literally) with their pants down.

    What a bunch of hypocrites!

    • Jeffrey King

      June 7, 2011 at 9:28 am

      Nice try Keith. To say that nobody cares about bigger issues suggests you aren’t listening.

      it’s also not accurate to say these scandals are seeing the light of day because the players are wiretapped or spied on when they least expect it.

      Again, it’s the lie and foolishness of a cover up that reveals a lack of intellect and integrity. Protecting the wife and family as an excuse is just plain stupid.

      These guys still have hell to pay at home and it seems the success rate of dragging it out has gone unnoticed by these brainiacs we elect to make wise decisions on our behalf.

      I also don’t agree with the everyone does it attitude. My opinion and association with friends or family doesn’t improve or even remain the same when they behave badly.

      • Keith

        June 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

        And I suppose the next thing you are gong to tell us is that YOU’VE never told a lie.

        So, now, how about YOU making public some of the things in YOUR personal past that you”d rather forget? Given the same circumstances, I doubt seriously whether you’d be dong anything differently.

        Jeffery, the reason this person was lying was to cover up something in their PERSONAL lives that should have been none of the public’s business to start with.

        This is some of the same nonsense we dragged Bill Clinton through (along with the needless expenditure of millions of tax dollars in court fees) that bought us absolutely nothing but yet more entertainment for a nation of increasingly prurient busybodies.

        Our economy is in the crapper, we are fighting not one but now THREE wars overseas, and our unemployment rate is skyrocketing. Yet all you “holier than thou” types seem to be able to do is sit on the sidelines and pass judgment on someone ease’s “less than stellar” personal behavior…behavior that each of us, at one time or another, has most assuredly engaged in ourselves.

        The Bible teaches us that, “He who is without sin should cast the first stone.” Yet, thanks to forums like these, that parable has seemingly been turned on its head as those of us who have a TON of sin now seem to be the first ones in line to do so.

        Truth in politics has ALWAYS been an oxymoron, Jeffery.

        Get over it.

        • Jeffrey King

          June 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

          You skipped a step. He didn’t hold a press conference to confess his wrongdoings. I’m certain I’ve lied and done some other bad things. I’ve even learned a few things about consequences when my poor choices and actions were discovered. Yes, I’m human too so I’ll decline sharing any information that might be considered offensive or criminal.

          I don’t see anyone condemning him to eternal hell and damnation. You seem to be in denial that a person’s character in these situations is not entirely about sex and any related morality.

          Loss of confidence in someone has many paths. It might have lost some traction if he had a different name. I’ll agree it shows some public immaturity too.

  3. Keith

    June 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    “You seem to be in denial that a person’s character in these situations is not entirely about sex and any related morality.”

    Not at all.

    I’m simply saying that “we the people” should not hold our politicians to some “higher moral standard ” in their personal lives than we do to ourselves.

    As long as no laws are being broken, we need to afford our leaders the same 4th Amendment rights to privacy in their person and their possessions that we collectively demand that they give do to us.

    This means we need to STOP continually poking our collective noses into other people’s personal lives…including those of our elected leaders.