Whats the deal with Weiner's weiner?

@laglen (19783)
United States
June 2, 2011 10:50am CST
If you have been under a rock for a few days, maybe you missed the big news about Representative Weiner having a picture of a guy in skivvies hacked into his twitter account. I have not delved too deeply into this. I have to ask, what the hell is the big deal?
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
2 Jun 11
I have actually completely ignored this story. But I like your play on words in the title. Frankly, whatever. It is just a picture. It wasn't even a good quality nakked one. Sounds like he made a classic technology mistake. But again, whatever. Okay, now I am bored bring on the next political that's not really political news.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
3 Jun 11
lol thank you, I'm with you...
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jun 11
If he did it...he did it. Personally, I know how many pictures there are in existence of my....um...stuff...zero. If there were one, I would know about it and it wouldn't be out there and I would know if I sent it to someone. What the guy does with his junk is between him and his wife (and his twitter followers apparently). Come on Rep Wiener, just admit it and move on. There are bigger fish to fry and this isn't the end of a career (maybe a marriage but you should have thought of that before you zapped your namesake across the internet).
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• United States
6 Jun 11
Ok whats up congressman Weiner has admitted the picture is of him. Why did he admit and who did he have to admit it too because they had evidence. I like congressmen Weiner. I thought he was a firebrand. I thought maybe this just a right wing attack from crazy conservatives but he admitted this was him. WOW! I hollered loud when I heared he admitted it. He is still a congressman for today but maybe tommorrow he might not be. There is a code of ethics that is important but congressman are human beings they have a responcibilty to try to protect the sanctity of the office but still they are human. The congressman got careless he got callous and he should have been more careful.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jun 11
I at least give him credit for confessing..not just to the pic but for a LOT. Still on the fence about resignation though....not sure. Gonna have to wrestle with that one for a while I guess.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
7 Jun 11
Yes, Weiner's weiner is out! I dont know about resignation either, I think he would have been better served had he admitted from the beginning that this was a mistake.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jun 11
Well, gotta give the man props. I am watching him right now confess not only to the tweet...but to a LOT of stuff the media wasn't even in on. Seems genuinely remorseful...doesn't excuse it but at least he manned up. Good to see him answering direct questions at least too. Now I just hope the media doesn't start hounding his family, that would be disgraceful.
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@anniepa (27122)
• United States
7 Jun 11
X, I'm glad you're the one to post that because if I had I'd be getting all kinds of grief! I think you're right though and I pretty much agree with everything you say. I'm not sure whether he should resign or be pushed out or not. Why do some people do such stupid things? I mean, from what we know so far he hasn't actually cheated on his wife, at least not physically, but sending pictures and "sexting" was certainly not cool. I'm glad he didn't insist on his wife standing there by him, or if he did and she refused, good for her! Annie
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
7 Jun 11
I agree with you both. While I agree that politicians should hold to certain ethics, I just dont think this is a big deal. It was a mistake, and otherwise between him and his family
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
2 Jun 11
I might agree, unless our Congressmen/women/Senators have "government" stuff on their Twitter accounts. And if they do, I'd be angry (for security reasons), but I'd think they'd have to check it out. And if it didn't happen, I'd be angry because the guy lied... And if it is Weiner in his skivvies, I say, how in the H--- do we keep electing perverts/liars/cheats/etc. to Congress?
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
2 Jun 11
If they really wanted to get to the 'bottom' of this they'd look to see if the pic matched the 'package' afterall, they did it to Michael Jackson. But I think there's a lot of effort to discredit people who may be are to close to the truth? Or goes against party principles? http://www.weiner.house.gov/news_display.aspx?id=1686
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• Canada
3 Jun 11
I haven't been under a rock, but I have been out of the country. LOL I'm in Canada, so we don't get all the gossipy stuff. I did hear a little bit about this from my friend Maryann earlier today, and thought it was funny as hell that the guy's name was Weiner. LOL :) Good one!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
3 Jun 11
lol thats funny, that is my take away as well
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
3 Jun 11
People are salacious.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
3 Jun 11
I agree, I think thats why this is such a big issue...,
@inertia4 (26786)
• United States
15 Jun 11
I do not see a big deal with it either. I think what they are complaining about is that he supposedly lied about the whole thing. Let me explain, first he said he didn't do it, then he turned around and said he did. Then he said that he did it before he got married, then he said his wife knew, etc... You see, they are questioning his honesty. They are saying if he lied about this what else would he lie about. I personally don't care if he tweeted his tweety, but if he is going to be lying to the public then I will have a problem. Look, I do not trust politicians at all and most people for that matter. I think this country has been real stupid for the last 50 years. There has always been lying in government but now it's like Monty Python. I just wish government could get it's act together and get things right. Look, when Clinton was president, I didn't care that he got a few lewinsys, that had no bearing on his ability to run the country. But you have to know how the press is, when they get a hold of something, they do not let it go.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
19 Jun 11
I agree and great analogy to Monty Python!