Update: TNC reports that the picture Weiner sent to Cordova was unsolicited. If this is true, then fuck what I wrote earlier as one of my stipulations would therefore not be true. If Cordova did not want/ask for the pic, then Weiner needs to resign.
Warning: This whole freaking post is probably NSFW (as if you didn’t know that by reading the title!).
We’re on Day Whatever of WeinerGate–which, in my opinion, is little more than Weiner Bump, but hey, it’s salacious and titillating, so whatever. Much ink has been spilled, metaphorically, of course, as to the sad saga of the twittering weenie. For the one person who doesn’t know about what I speak, in a nutshell, Representative Anthony Weiner, one of the loudest progressive voices in the media, got caught with his pants literally down. Because it was reported by Andrew Breitbart, there was a tendency for liberals to pooh-pooh the whole tawdry episode and think it must have been faked. Except, Weiner wouldn’t say categorically that the picture was not of his covered groin. He said he didn’t send it, but he couldn’t be sure it wasn’t his unmentionables that were being mentioned.
Um, OK. I thought, maybe he took a picture of his crotch and had it on his hard drive and the part about him being hacked was true. I’m hazy enough about the way computers work that this sounded believable to me. What didn’t make sense to me was a smart, Twitter-savvy guy like Anthony Weiner making such a colossally-stupid mistake as to send a pic of his dick to a chick, hoping to get his kicks and maybe a lick. I’ve seen Weiner on TV, and he’s a bright guy. No way he would make a rookie mistake like that, right?
Wrong. After ten days of obfuscating and wavering and making matters worse, Weiner gave a presser and admitted that he’d done the dirty deed. He’d sent dick picks to the chick–and to others. Predictably, pandemonium broke out in the political world. I avoided blogs and Twitter for a few days because Weiner’s weenie was the headline EVERYWHERE. It didn’t help that his name was so apt for the occasion or that he’d been hounding Clarence Thomas about financial disclosure, a man who does not take well to being hounded.