Well, the truth finally came out (ha) today. Anthony Weiner (Rep NY-D) did tweet a picture of his penis to some girl he “friended” on facebook.
If you haven’t been following the story, here’s a little summary taken from the AP…
”The scandal began more than a week ago when a conservative website reported that a photo of a man's crotch had been sent from Weiner's Twitter account to a college student in Seattle.
For days, Weiner claimed that he hadn't sent the photo and that he was the victim of a hacker. But he caused guffaws when he said that he couldn't say with "certitude" that the underwear shot was not a picture of him.”
Today, additional women with additional photos came to light and after a week of denying it, Weiner held a news conference and admitted to a lapse in judgment.
I’ve been a fan of Weiner. I like his politics (health care reform, pro-choice, compensation for the 9/11 first responders…yes he’s a Democrat). He’s also relatively young in American politics, which makes for a different take on the normal “rich white guy” policy.
So how disappointing that he is involved in this scandal. Some people are outraged that his moral compass is skewed, while others are upset he didn’t just come clean last week rather than lying about it. Agreed, all valid points. But ya know, I think what is most irritating is that someone, in this day and age of technology and the knowledge of how fast it can break you, would be stupid enough to send anything of a sexual/personal nature to anyone that could potentially be forwarded or hacked or viewed on the internet. My goodness! This seemingly smart, up-and-coming liberal hero, has likely ruined his career with photo of his junk. Why would someone think that anything but a scandal would come out of an action like that?
This seems to be the new “thing” for known personalities (politicians, athletes, etc) to get caught doing over the last several months. You’d think they’d learn a lesson from the previous scandal. Clearly, they have not. That is true stupidity.
So this is reminder to anyone in the public eye and my bloggy friends…Learn from Anthony Weiner’s mistake (and all those before him) - don’t email, text, message, facebook, tweet, fax, or post your goodies. It never turns out well.