UPDATE: Weiner admits to it all, says he won't resign! Probably About Time to Say Goodbye to Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

Update: Weiner is talking live right now, admitting all, but saying that he sees no reason to resign:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=1n&tag=watchnow

Here's a link to a CBS recap of the live interview: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20069435-503544.html?tag=breakingnews

Question to readers: Assuming he's correct that he broke no laws nor ethical code for House members, do you think Weiner should resign?

Plus: the screencap no representative (or their significant other) wants to see:

Original post from earlier today:

We've been largely silent here at Hit & Run about "Weinergate," a.k.a. "the Battle of the Bulge," etc. Mostly because on the scale of things, this seems to rank relatively low, even as it showcases a monumental lack of discretion on the part of a sitting, squatting, or otherwise reclining congressman.

The folks over at Andrew Breitbart's Big Government are releasing pics today of Anthony Weiner allegedly sent to "a young woman" (not clear what that means exactly) that likely spell doom for the New Yorker. Here's a shot that once seen cannot be unseen. And is gonna be damn tough to explain away after Weiner's hole-ridden defense of the first underwear pic.

More at Big Government.

I discussed what RT was calling "Weiner Fever" last week on The Alyona Show. I don't know that Weiner Fever is contagious, and I'm also equally unsure whether a cure is possible. But I do stand up for the MSM in what follows:

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  • ||

    That scumbag!

  • ||

    No kidding! Looks like San Fran Nan missed this one while "cleaning out the swamp"...

  • ||

    You're so right!

    In the Senate we can hire a prostitute and shit in our diaper while she yells at us without violating Senate ethics rules!

  • Lurker||

    John showed up,but not MNG?

  • Bruce Majors||

  • Bruce Majors||

  • ||

    Whether he resigns or not, you could say Mr. Weiner's political potency has been 'neutered' so-to-speak.

    Couldn't resist.

  • ||

    AAHHH...my eyes !

  • Rob Smalls||

    That is one pec-tastic photograph! It's nipple-riffic!

  • ||

    Implants. See comment below @ 8:53.

  • SIV||

    Good riddance!

  • SIV||

    The POS is trying to hang on...

  • vivian ||

    Good Riddance? He said he isn't leaving...................

  • SIV||

    Note the timestamp.
    Also note that his press conference lies are now being exposed. He used his Congressional office telephone in the "relationship" with Meagan Broussard. He ain't outta the woods yet.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    If it takes naughty photos to destroy these assholes after they lie to, cheat, and steal from the public, then I guess I'm OK with that.

    Plus it makes for some great jokes on the late shows.

  • ||

    There's got to be a Yakoff Smirnoff joke in here somewhere.

  • Yakoff Smirnoff||

    In my country it is the peasants who don’t wear clothes.

  • Maybe?||

    In Soviet Union, Weiner eats you!

    No...

    In Soviet Union, women have the weiners...

    No...

  • Almanian||

    In Soviet Russia, police pull weiner out of YOU.

  • ||

    "liberty" apparently does not extend to adults sending each other emails.

    Or, maybe again, we find out that "libertarians" are just Republicans who don't like Jesus as much as other Republicans

  • Joe R.||

    You left out the part where he implicated an unknown person in a crime, and let speculation run rampant about the perpetrator of the crime.

  • Bruce Majors||

    When you leftards stop felching Harry Reid while he defends the Patriot Act, then you can come here and whine about crap like this. Piss on you you scum sucking little punk piece of shit. Get back to your press conference you little Arnold Horshack fugly rat.

  • ||

    how incredibly articulate, and how well you represent your political point of view to the public. well played, sir.

  • ||

    He has no political philosophy except being a Republican who curses.

  • ||

    I don't care if he sends emails, dirty or otherwise.

    But he is clearly a moron and a liar. Explain to me why he should be in charge of anything important.

    Explain to me how he is one of our nation's "best and brightest" and why I should respect him as such.

    How is it that members of the ruling class constantly do stupid shit like this, but if I don't worship them I'm a "kook"?

  • ||

    but NOW he has to back to all the im'potent stuff and things that Congressmen needs to work on...
    i still want to know how he knows that the anonymous women he texted and e-mailed are "of age"....

  • ||

    A "moron and a liar" in Congress? I bet he's the first!

    It's not like this douchebag sponsored legislation or chaired an important committee. See, Charlie Rangel should have resigned. John Ensign should have resigned. This guy is David Vitter without actually frequenting prostitutes and there is no requirement YOU do anything to or for him.

    Your apparent conviction, along with Fonzi here, that he needs to go because he did NOT have adulterous sex puts you somewhere to the right of the Catholic Church when it comes to obsessive moralizing.

  • ||

    Breitbart just called, he has a schmeer for your Weiner...

  • Fluffy||

    This is Breitbart's revenge on the people who claimed he lied about Sherrod and ACORN.

    He let them have a week to go on record using all the same defenses for Weiner, and then BOOM! Eat pecs, bitches!

  • Federal Dog||

    How long until they claim Breitbart altered things?

  • Pi||

    3,2,1...

  • fish||

    John Stewart already made this claim! In his usually hilarious manner.

  • ||

    Looks shopped... *mumble mumble* some of the pixels... *mumble mumble*

  • Gibby||

    Especially given that it's really a picture of a shirtless Sean Penn.

  • ||

    Except he did lie about Acorn and Sherrod....otherwise, you're dead on

  • ||

    He lied? Really? Please cite specifics. Betcha there is no response.

  • ||

    @Mark Crawford - if you are talking about the Congressman, yes, he did - he said his account was hacked, a bald-faced lie. He initially said he did not send the e-mail, another bald-faced lie. Don't think I need to go on...

  • Keith||

    well to be honest that's pretty much the same lie...

  • ||

    no, one of his 19 "staffers" could have sent the e-mail with his knowledge...
    which is different than a Hacker sending it...

  • ||

    Two AG's cited the videos as heavily edited. Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit for defamation is still extant, so I guess we'll have a court decide the facts of that one, since you seem to ignore the Court of public opinion.

    I mean, when faced with the typical Breitbart sputtering sycophant, one could at least expect you to say something like: "that Sherrod video was aimed at all those NAACP types laughing and not at her....I know that 'cause he said so" Instead, I get "I'm in love with him and you have to prove what every other media outlet knows!"

    Well done, Mark.

  • For a Nickel I Will||

    Hey New York! Say goodbye to your weiner!

  • Number 2||

    "We've been largely silent here at Hit & Run about "Weinergate," a.k.a. "the Battle of the Bulge," etc. Mostly because on the scale of things, this seems to rank relatively low."

    You're not suggesting it is too small a matter to notice, are you?

    (Sorry. Couldn't resist)

  • anarch||

    Whenever a fellow named Rex
    Flashed his very small organ of sex,
    He always got off,
    For the judges would scoff:
    De minimis non curat lex.
  • MattXIV||

    There once was a man named Wong
    who was overly impressed with his schlong
    so he propped up his meat
    and sent out at tweet
    that was less than 140 characters long

  • ||

    there once was fellow New Yorker,
    who thought his sex was a "corker"
    he meant to be sweet
    when he sent out his tweet
    but, alas, was roasted like a porker.

  • Federal Dog||

    Nice.

  • anarch||

    I concur.

  • Alan Vanneman||

    OK, Nick, who swings the bigger wiener, Ayn or Andy?

  • ||

    Stop spelling my name wrong!

  • Trespassers W||

    Jesus, again with that joke?

  • Gibby||

    I bet his wife frees him up to chase after coeds. Good to see this weiner burnt.

  • Fluffy||

    Where's John? I have been fighting him a lot today, we have to bury the hatchet just long enough for a thread celebrating this asshole's flameout.

  • Abdul||

    I think he's guzzling a bottle of Cristal and singing "the Party's Over" while hitting the "refresh" button on Big Government.

    I know I am.

  • ||

    This is great. And I don't think we have been fighting. I think we have been having an intelligent discussion, which are so rare on the internet they get confused for fighting.

    And good point on Breitbart. He had these pics all along. He just held them and let Weiner hang himself. IT shows how stupid Weiner is. He of course knew there were other pictures. Why didn't he just resign and spare himself this? You know that is why the Republican who took the shirtless pics resigned. That wasn't the only pic he had ever sent and he didn't know what would show up next. I guess Weiner is too arrogant to see that.

  • marlok||

    "Why didn't he just resign and spare himself this?"

    I like to picture Weiner-man behind the scenes, begging on his hands and knees to some intern working for Brietbart to not release the photos.

  • ||

    He was a real dickhead to the Goddess on earth Megan Kelly. It is very enjoyable to see him go down.

  • Rue Paul||

    John: It is very enjoyable to see him go down

    I'd like some of that.

  • bobbyvero||

    He didnt resign because the next thing will be his, "i need help/rehab, i need to apologize to my family and constituents and have learned my lesson". He thinks if he apologizes and looks pathetic we'll forget and want him to stay becase we're so forgiving. REality will hit soon.

  • ||

    And Vitter did not and Ensign didn't (until the Senate ethics committee acted), and the dude he solicits gay sex in the bathroom did not, etc......

    Nice idea about liberty you have, John. Guess it only extends to plutocrats' tax rates?

  • SIV||

    "But...but... David Vitter!"

  • ||

    Yeah and if you remember Barney Frank? He not only didn't resign, he get reelected.

  • ||

    wait a minute...
    Weiner --- Frank?

  • ||

    Uh, Barney wasn't shown to be doing anything wrong. And, what was that like 35 years ago and that's all you have, honda? Why not cite Clinton? Partisan hack

  • ||

    Actually i have been wanting John to explain why more poeple in Game of Thrones have not died.

    He promised and it has not come....

    Of course that was a couple of weeks ago. poeple seem to be dying with more regularity. Still more main characters need to die in the next two episodes for him to be forgiven fully.

    Also i expected more of an even flow. There are only 2 episodes left with the season, i think, and it looks like it might end like Hamlet did....which is sort of a disappointment. I wanted regulated death not an orgy of it at the end.

  • ||

    I have no idea why i italicized that first sentence.

  • ||

    Because it is sexier that way.

  • Mike M.||

    Little Weiner isn't going anywhere; he's a liberal democrat, not a conservative republican. The kind of people who like and support guys like Little Weiner don't care about this stuff.

  • prolefeed||

    Well, no. Enough of them do -- you know, liberal soccer moms that can't stand the thought of their spouse cheating on them -- that Weiner is likely to get taken out in the Democratic primary in 2012.

  • fish||

    liberal soccer moms that can't stand the thought of their spouse cheating on them.......

    If their spouses looked like Wiener they might welcome it.

  • ||

    If Weiner was married to the typical liberal soccer mom, I wouldn't blame him for cheating.

  • Almanian||

    Hiyo!

  • T||

    And that's nothing to do with looks. Some of the soccer moms in my subdivision look good. But as soon as they talk, the stupid burns my brain.

  • fish||

    But as soon as they talk, the stupid burns my brain.

    You're not supposed to talk to them.

  • Helpful Advisor||

    They can't say anything stupid with your balls in their mouth.

  • fish||

    WINNER!

  • asdf||

    Hire this man T

  • asdf||

    Hire this man T

  • luckylewk||

    Word.

  • The Gobbler||

    I'm just glad he won't have a chance to be the mayor of New York. I swear, if he and Ezra Klein were in a room with me, I'd go insane trying to decide which one to face-punch first.

  • Almanian||

    Gobby, you have two fists for a reason....

  • ||

    He lost his left hand in a thresher accident as a teen, you insensitive twat.

  • Au H20||

    No, a seal ate it off.

  • Au H20||

    No, a seal ate it off.

  • fish||

    Wow! Both hands then!

  • The Gobbler||

    Sucks to be me.

  • Au H20||

    Don't worry, we have lovely prosthetic claws.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    We shall henceforth call you "Stumpy".

  • Au H20||

    I thought that was Weiner's nickname after these pics came out.

  • pottfullofpith||

    How are you even typing this? Please don't send pictures.

  • Number 2||

    The liberal soccer moms didn't seem to care about Clinton. If anything, they defended him.

  • Publius Cato||

    They are anti-semites...

  • Auntie Semitic||

    That's my girls!

  • ||

    Radar Online is also reporting that a woman says she had 30 minutes of phone sex with Weiner on a government phone, which kills the "it's just his private life" excuse.

  • ||

    Larry Craig, Vitter, Mark Sanford - all refused to resign.

    Conservatives are actually bigger scum since they preach family values while whoring around.

  • ||

    There's scum on Team Red? Who knew?

    What 'family value' are you speaking of? Because on the topic of middle aged, married men trying to spark relationships with high school girls I'm thinking the two parties are aligned. But what do I know.

    For the record, it's my understanding that both parties are against this type of activity. And if 'against' isn't one of your choices choose 'no'.

  • ||

    Yeah, "conservative" Republicans like to stick their noses in other people's underwear; where as liberals tend to care more about a politician's public life.

    It is a terrible sin of ours

  • ||

    I don't really care about politicians underwear... or their public life.

    Then again, I'm not a conservative...

  • ||

    that separates from the 99% of the commenters and 75% of the staff here Hit and run/Reason

  • ||

    that separates from the 99% of the commenters and 75% of the staff here Hit and run/Reason

  • ||

    At least it's a fairly well muscled torso. Also remarkably hairless - either he waxes or is a genetic hairless freak like myself.

  • proegg antichicken||

    Yeah, not bad. I'd like to think my pecs look like that. All this "Aghhh my eyes it burns!" is a bunch a phooey. It's not like you're looking at Barney Frank's nipples.

  • Wind Rider||

    But that pic likely makes Barney's nipples hard. . .

  • PBR StreetGang||

    NOW my eyes are burning.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    I didn't need that image in my head right after lunch.

  • ||

    I think the ick factor comes from the stink of desperation and lack of self awareness. Taking "sexy" pictures of yourself in the mirror was embarrassing enough when it was 15 year old girls doing it on Myspace in 2002. For my money, the dick pic weirded me out less than the hairless torso and creepily serious facial expression.

  • proegg antichicken||

    didn't take too long to examine it. I agree the ICK is not the content but the context. It hurts to see a grown man shoot themself this way.

  • Spiny Norman||

    The dick pic reminded me of a scene from Spinal Tap.

  • Restoras||

    Stonehenge?

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Nah, I'm thinking the scene in the airport where Harry Shearer pulls a foil-wrapped cucumber out of his trousers.

  • Mensan||

    It's defintiely the context which makes it creeepy. I mean, Rep. Arron Schock is on the cover of this month's Men's Health, and nobody is talking about how creepy he is.
    Shirtless pictures while sexting college girls = creepy.
    Shirtless pictures in a fitness magazine = not creepy.

  • ||

    15 girls doing it in Myspace, really?
    uh, do you have any samples.
    Thanks

  • The Gobbler||

    He lasers. It's like a tortoise shell down there.

  • X||

    it's tortoise shells all the way down!

  • Snowbee||

    You're right. Stick with the teabagging.

  • Mac||

    The Gorilla mask is the way to go!

  • Michelle Obama||

    Rep. Weiner should get a pass for being in such fine physical shape. He's a great role model for our childrens!

  • ||

    Just how big of a power-addled moron do you have to be for a public figure to take naughty pics of himself, in his office, in front of family pictures, send them to college-age chicks, and not expect fallout?

    I mean, yeah, most men are guilty of thinking with their dicks, especially around closing time, but c'mon! Your dick is THAT much more powerful than your brain?

  • Hobie Hanson||

    This is exactly the kind of thing we're trying to prevent by prosecuting teenage sexters to the fullest extent of the law and then some. It's better to nip it in the butt rather than have their dreams shattered by poor personal choices, like Anthony Weiner's dreams of bringing equality and justice to America have been.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Who is this spoof?

  • Solanum||

    A longtime troll named Dan T. He's posted under that name, Scotch Hamilton, and a few others. He's just a griefer, nothing more.

  • Hugh Akston||

    We must protect peoples dreams from themselves!

  • Brett L||

    "Bud". You nip it in the bud. Nipping the butts of teenagers who are under 18 is probably a felony, no matter how much you both like it.

  • DSK||

    Je l'aime beaucoup.

  • Silvio Berlusconi||

    Anche a me!

  • Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar ||

    Why does Reason allow posting in French an Italian, but not Egyptian?

  • Almanian||

    Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist?

  • ||

    Dirka dirka, muhamma jihad!

    hmmm, seems to be working fine for me!

  • ||

    du ma nhieu
    Vietnamese fine too!

  • Meiczyslaw||

    Tell me the guy's name again?

  • pottfullofpith||

    Yet more evidence relating to the power of elected officials' brains.

  • ||

    LOL.

    Probably better to keep your family photos out of the background of your exhibitionist pictures.

  • ||

    Oh SHIT! I didn't look long enough to notice! What an idiot!

  • prolefeed||

    Or pictures of yourself with Bill Clinton.

  • Anthony Weiner||

    He's my mentor.

  • Almanian||

    Excellent catch, Tulpa. I missed that.

    Bonus lulz!

  • asdf||

    Awesome didn't notice that either haha.

  • ola||

    when's the special election for NY-9? I liked how breitbart mentioned in his article that the topless photo was a lot like Rep Chris Lee's.

  • Oscar Mayer||

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    People decrying this kind of thing as a diversion suddenly. When it's a Republican masher caught on the internets, we will see media hypocrisy once again on full display.

  • ||

    I'm not really sure why the Dems would even want to defend him. It's not like the Republicans have any shot at picking up his seat in the next 50 years.

  • prolefeed||

    It's not like the Republicans have any shot at picking up his seat in the next 50 years.

    If Weiner were to run for reelection and somehow win the primary, the Republicans would have a one-time chance to pick up this seat, after which it would revert to a different Democrat.

    Doesn't look like any Democrats ARE defending him. They're prolly quietly telling him right now that he needs to resign, or at least not run for reelection, so the seat can stay in the Team Blue column.

  • ||

    Yeah, if I were the Dems, I'd be totally throwing him under the bus to save the party like the GOP did with Foley and Trent Lott.

  • ||

    I'd throw Trent Lott under the bus on general principle alone.

  • ||

    They figured his hair would protect him.

  • ||

    I have to agree with this assessment. Even in partisan strongholds, a scandal can result in a one-term election of the other party. Then things go back to normal.

    Whether this scandal is big enough to result in that isn't entirely clear. It's pretty shitty judgment on the part of Weiner, which may get him tossed out, if he doesn't resign on his own.

  • ||

    I thought I saw somewhere that his district wasn't as deep blue as you might expect, and the Dems could lose it if he flames out.

    Depending, of course, on what sort of corrupt half-wit the Repubs put up.

  • ||

    Correct, Weiner won 59-41 last time. An easy win, but not a complete lock in these circumstances.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    For that seat, the Repukes could put someone up palatable to the Left, like Scott Brown.

    Oh, wait...

  • prolefeed||

    Those are pretty steep odds, but if Weiner wins a primary, it's possible. Worked for an R state senator in a normally D-leaning district, but my boss won because the incumbent committed felonies and was going to jail. My boss hung onto the job for a few election cycles, then left the job and it flipped right back to the Ds.

  • guy in the back row||

    Charles Barron, perhaps?

  • Ted S.||

    New York is losing two House seats, so it may only have the effect of screwing Weiner over in redistricting.

  • Wind Rider||

    Unless the material yet to come, if there is more, includes the distinguished gentleman burying his pecker through numerous gerbils like an avante garde sish kabob, withon a week this will only be remembered as yet another incident of mean people trying to smear an upstanding representative of the people, and the announcement that he cannot step down, as it would hand them some sort of 'victory'. Next election, his short term memory deficient electorate will return him to office in a landslide, because he displays 'moxy', disregarding any claims of other specific body parts he's also fond of putting on display.

  • ||

    In other words, you believe the Weiner will rise again.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The real issue is the status of Jon Stewart's current level of friendship with him and Stewart's current amount of existential angst over whether or not to make jokes at his expense.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Somewhat embarrassing.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    That is classic

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    I will be surprised if Stewart doesn't rake him over the coals at this point. Money talks, bullshit walks. This is way too funny to be left alone now.

  • prolefeed||

    Ummm, Stewart already HAS raked him over the coals -- repeatedly. It was some brutal takedowns.

  • Bee Tagger||

    In this case, the issue itself is the joke. There's no second layer here. Everyone's in on the joke. Sure, he raked him over the coals and in some clever ways, but so has, basically, everyone (with varying degrees of cleverness).

    The part that's embarrassing for Stewart is the absurd "but he's my friend/he's one of the good ones" drama. What makes "the full daily show treatment" (as Stewart third-personly called it) seem substantial is that he first makes Weiner into the mythical "statesman" before he plays his "I don't want to do it, but I have to" routine. It comes across as bi-partisan mocking, when it actuality, it still serves the purpose of propping up his version of progressive ideology.

  • prolefeed||

    I thought it was more, "I don't want to piss off my friend and never see him again, but dammit, I can't let this opportunity pass, so I'll grovel a bit to my friend and then do my job and mock the crap out of him."

    But, yeah, Stewart is a lefty with a generally leftist viewership who wants progressives in office.

  • marlok||

    comedy and political-party-based punditry are not a palatable mix

  • DoubleU||

    Please, he is a democrat, all is forgiven. This will most likely result in a better position.

  • L4F||

    I know. And the fact that he's so good looking is gonna make him even more popular with the liberal media. Then everyone is gonna be asking questions about what's his diet, workout regiment, how does he keep looking so great? I think I'm gonna be sick.

    Oh well, at least now the world knows that Breitbart is honest even when it hurts his cause.

    http://libertarians4freedom.blogspot.com/

  • Gibby||

    "And the fact that he's so good looking is gonna make him even more popular with the liberal media."

    Blind much?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Lawrence O'Donnell found something appealing.

  • ||

    I didn't know Gregooooo was a man-noisseur

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    "so good looking"??

    Are you outta yer fuckin' mind?

    Yeah, looks like he's got decent pecs and abs, etc., but he's got a massive case of butterface.

  • L4F||

    Dude, who gives a crap about the face? It's such a tiny part of the human body. Pecs adn abs are worth more.

  • MWG||

    "And the fact that he's so good looking is gonna make him even more popular with the liberal media."

    No homo?... and what Gibby said.

  • L4F||

    Women don't say "no lesbian" when they say another chick is pretty. Besides, I work in advertising, I have participated in castings where I get to select people based on looks.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Nick serves as an omen by wearing that dangerously-open collar.

  • Paul||

    Note to sitting politicians, Mac users and Facebook account holders:

    When the data leaves your cell phone or computer, it's no longer under your control.

  • FCC||

    We're working on fixing that.

  • Tman||

    Note to everyone, including politicians, Mac users, Windows users, and any living breathing American:

    Your data is no longer secured nor under your control. It hasn't been for several years by now. If someone wants to hack in to your data it is a matter of when not if. If someone wants to find your SS# they could find it through a diligent google search thanks to the last several years of business and government data breaches.

    Security today is a relative term.

  • Brett L||

    Pictures are, and always have been, evidence. If you don't want anyone knowing what you are doing, don't collect evidence about it. Sheesh. I knew this back in college when cameras still used film and evidence was much more difficult to reproduce and preserve.

  • Progressives||

    Is there an R in front of his name? No? Then shut the fuck up, it doesn't matter because only Rethuglicans deserve scorn when they do bad stuff!

  • L4F||

    If that's your standard, maybe Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy should run for the senate.

  • fish||

    Well they're both dead....but okay.

  • Barack Obama, ACORN, et al||

    They can still vote...

  • ||

    ++++++

  • ||

    Gregoooo is too cool for sarcasm.

  • BOOM!||

    goes the dynamite!

  • ||

    Weiner is failing the standards of Ron Swanson's Pyramid of Greatness on multiple counts.

    Torso: should be thick and impenetrable.

    Body grooming: only women shave below the neck.

  • Paul||

    Ok, that link made me laugh.

  • ||

    I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that he's shaving or waxing his chest. My torso is 100% hair free naturally - blame my Irish heritage. I also don't really grow facial hair. If I don't shave for a few days I start to get one of those penciled on French moustaches, that's it.

  • Paul||

    100% hair-free is ok. It's when you're 97.7% hair-free that it's a problem.

  • Fluffy||

    Here's what I don't understand, and maybe the few female posters here can help me out:

    Why would Weiner think this would work? Does it work?

    Brett Favre would text chicks pictures of his junk. And now we have not one but TWO instances of Congressmen sending around shirtless photos, underwear shots, etc.

    Is that a real turnon for some women?

    I can't imagine these guys would do it unless it worked. Somewhere out there is a woman, or women, who got junk shots from Weiner and decided to screw him as a result.

    And I just don't get that.

  • Tman||

    You're trying to understand women, that's your first problem.

    Secondly, there are certainly women who would be flattered to have a standing Senator send them pics like these, but that's what so sad for Weiner. He just got hitched to the type of woman who would never dig pics like this, and he's lowering himself for some insane reason because I suppose he likes pretending that he's a player.

    The question is what the fuck is wrong with guys who successfully find that awesome woman only to then go back to being a skeezeball?

  • ||

    This sounds horrible, but I wouldn't be surprised if his is just a marriage of convenience, to put to rest his wild bachelor image before his campaign for NYC mayor... and he never had any intention of stopping his womanizing.

  • Gibby||

    And to get the Muslim vote.

  • MWG||

    It's sorta hard for me to reconcile the fact that he lives with two cats and was perceived as a wild bachelor.

  • prolefeed||

    Why are you assuming Weiner's wife is awesome? She married a jerk, so right there you gotta suspect maybe she's not all that great.

    The question is what the fuck is wrong with guys who successfully find that awesome woman only to then go back to being a skeezeball?

    They have a Y chromosome in every cell in their body. Nuff said.

  • ||

    If she's like her boss, she's awesome in that she'll let her man get away with adultery.

  • Tman||

    She married a jerk, so right there you gotta suspect maybe she's not all that great.

    Good point, but then that would mean they were perfect for each other, which means he's an idiot.

    They have a Y chromosome in every cell in their body. Nuff said.

    Yeah, I guess I know what's wrong with these types of guys, but it still surprises me nonetheless. The level of denial about how "untouchable" they are is seemingly infinite. Many do get away with this stuff, but so many others like Weiner get caught.

  • NoVAHockey||

    it's that common problem of mistaking their own arrogance for confidence.

  • Mike M.||

    Isn't he married to Hillary Clinton's traveling secretary and personal assistant? There's nothing "awesome" about her whatsoever.

  • ||

    Oh, she's pretty hot, though a touch horsey, depending on the picture. The rumor going around a few years ago was that she was Hillary's lesbian lover.

  • Mensan||

    I remember reading about how after the story started circling that Abedin was Hillary's live in lesbian lover, that suddenly Weiner (who was working on Clinton's presidential campaign at the time) came forward and announced that he was dating her. I read a blog at the time mentioning how it was weird that people had seen him out with different woman, but never Abedin until after he made that announcement.

    Has anyone suggested that he married her as a cover for Clinton, and to help his own image?

  • ||

    Interesting. Well, if he's not resigning, the both of them should prepare for a lot more public focus on their private lives.

  • ||

    This would explain Bill's "I have to go home and rape my wife" comment. The Clintons could have a similar Marriage arrangement.

    But it all seems too convenient. More like fiction then messy reality.

  • ||

    Could the reason for that serious look AW's face be coercion? We don't know for sure he is alone in the room, right?. Who might have been in the room with him? Weiner is a tool who does what he's told. Or else.

  • ||

    Yeah, because a democratic apparatchik disciple of Hillary Clinton is automatically "that awesome woman". It's probably BECAUSE she wouldn't be impressed with his "wild and crazy guy" schtick that caused him to continue.

  • prolefeed||

    Ummm, they might do it if they mistakenly thought it would work.

    Actually, in a nation of 300 million plus people, there must be some women who would go for that. Maybe a tiny minority of the female populace, but with enough numbers anything is possible.

  • ||

    Considering that she tweeted about her lust for Weiner several times, probable photo destination Ginger Lee (who I'm sure no H&R denizens were familiar with before the scandal) apparently got off on it.

  • L4F||

    Are you kidding me? I would kill to have a chest like that, you hear me? I would KILL! I am so freaking jealous, I hated that bastard before but now I hate him 100 times more.

    For the love of God, tell me he has AIDS, cancer, herpes, he's got to have a flaw that can make me feel better about myself!

    http://libertarians4freedom.blogspot.com/

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Dude, don't incite GS, he might come back.

  • ||

    Gregoooo, I heard he's Mexican.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    A tacofucker?

  • fish||

    Really....aren't we all (heterosexual males) tacofuckers?

  • ||

    Well, his flaw is that he's enough of a perv to put his career and marriage in jeopardy. Is that enough?

  • L4F||

    No, not really. Looking the way he does he'll have a new career ASAP, maybe MSNBC will hire him as a cultural commentator.

  • ||

    My take is that it doesn't work, and it's not that women don't like men's bodies. Men are great. Dicks are great. But posing in front of the mirror comes across as too desperate for approval, which is really unmasculine. Not to reify gendered stereotypes, but being super into your appearance isn't the ideal for heteosexual manliness. Much better to be confident in your sexiness as something not reliant on how you look.

  • Paul||

    Not to reify gendered stereotypes, but being super into your appearance isn't the ideal for heteosexual manliness.

    I was at the Ballard Locks yesterday and some young guy with product in his hair got all huffy with his friends because they ran across the gate while some water spray was coming up.

    I was all, "Hey, The Situation's pissed because his spray tan is gonna get damp before the 1 hour wait-period is over".

  • Mensan||

    I was at the Ballard Locks yesterday and some young guy with product in his hair got all huffy with his friends because they ran across the gate while some water spray was coming up.

    What's product?

  • Family Fued||

    Good answer! Good answer!

  • oncogenesis||

    You know way too much about spray tans, "Paul".

  • Brett L||

    Yeah. It is safe for a woman to send pics to a man if he has indicated interest. Men should have specific and repeated invitations before reciprocating.

  • ||

    preferably from a professional modeling agency. and men should never, ever take pictures of themselves. EVER!

  • prolefeed||

    I think it is more what Dagny said. It's just fucking stupid and clueless to send a woman a dick picture. Send a nice dressed picture of yourself doing interesting and fun things, surrounded by good-looking people, and thus get "social validation".

    Women aren't as obsessed with looks as men are -- they want to know you are funny, have a great personality, and have the income to provide for any kids she might want to have with you. You want a picture that conveys these messages.

    Dick pictures only work if you're trying to pick up gay men.

  • asdf||

    Agreed 20x, I thought he was sending these to a dude initially.

  • Mike M.||

    What's kind of pathetic and annoying is that guys like Tiger Woods, Brett Favre, and Weiner don't even have to stoop to the level they do in order to get a woman. All they have to do is show up in public somewhere and there will be willing groupies hanging around. But when a guy is a winner at that kind of level he can get away with the kind of sad desperation maneuvers a regular guy never could.

  • ||

    Indeed. Why the focus on electronic connections when he has plenty of opportunity in the real world? The exhibitionist streak feels pervy.

  • ||

    What Dagny said.

  • Sku||

    Dicks aren't as great as men think they are.

  • Paul||

    Brett Favre would text chicks pictures of his junk. And now we have not one but TWO instances of Congressmen sending around shirtless photos, underwear shots, etc.

    Is that a real turnon for some women?

    I have it on good authority that it's a big phat 'NO'.

    Women, despite claims to the contrary, harbor no sex drive.

    Proof:

    We polled some women. Really, they would like to see ...

    "I would like a photo of a made bed," said Kathryn Roberts, who works at a law firm in Washington, D.C. "I would take rose petals, but I want them on top of a made bed." And not that fake kind of made, either, where the comforter is smooth but the sheets are a jumbled mess.

    "Or laundry," added her friend Andrea Neurohr.

    "Folded laundry," Roberts said. "Maybe in a wicker basket."

    I'm of the old school, anyway. Naked pictures are one way: inbound only.

  • Restoras||

    Proof:

    We polled some women. Really, they would like to see ...

    "I would like a photo of a made bed," said Kathryn Roberts, who works at a law firm in Washington, D.C. "I would take rose petals, but I want them on top of a made bed." And not that fake kind of made, either, where the comforter is smooth but the sheets are a jumbled mess.

    "Or laundry," added her friend Andrea Neurohr.

    "Folded laundry," Roberts said. "Maybe in a wicker basket."

    I think a YMMV warning is appropriate here. I do all this crap and more, plus work full-time, try hard to be a good father, and still get nothing but grief as a reward.

    Some are just never satisfied with anything. Hence all the complaining. I think it's genetic.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Some are just never satisfied with anything. Hence all the complaining. I think it's genetic.

    THIS.

    It's a genetic condition, linked to possessing a double-X chromosome.

  • prolefeed||

    Some are just never satisfied with anything. Hence all the complaining. I think it's genetic.

    You have to let her know that you will not put up with her crap. You have to let her know you're an alpha male. If she whines, go on strike, and tell her why. Tell her you want some fucking appreciation, or she can do all the housework and childcare herself.

    It's a really risky gambit, and totally counter-intuitive, and you need a divorce lawyer on speed-dial before doing something this audacious, but for some women who think they don't have to try because hey, she got the ring and you can't go anywhere, if they catch you having an affair, and you point out why you did it, it puts them on notice that they need to step up their game, let's her know that she can be replaced if she doesn't treat you right.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger||

    This^^^^

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    What you just described is really more of a function of modern society than anything else. Women (and men) are constantly bombarded with media images and arguments promoting the idea that men are dim-witted doofuses that need to be kept on a leash.

    Take this infuriating commercial from the height of the housing bubble, for instance:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubsd-tWYmZw

    Century21 actually thought promoting the balless wonder in that commercial was a POSITIVE marketing message. And that's just one of countless examples.

  • I hear ya||

    Prolefeed nails the basic issue with his answer, but if you want some practical advice on what to do, try this site:

    Married man sex life

  • ||

    Why would Weiner think this would work? Does it work?

    David Cross On A Garbage Man Hustling Girls At Work:

    "I'll talk to 100 women. Cause hey, maybe that 99th girl likes to fuck on a pile of trash."

  • T||

    I had a friend who subscribed to this theory. I watched him approach every woman in a bar one night. After all, it only takes one yes to make the evening worthwhile.

  • ||

    It's like a baleen whale, straining millions of gallons of seawater for tiny krill.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Of course, the problem there is what that one woman who says "yes" is like.

    Speaking of baleen whales...

  • ||

    Man, Hit & Run is so great. When folks are on a roll here, it's top-notch comedy dialog.

  • prolefeed||

    Actually, there are a buttload of women out there with low self-esteem who, if you treat them like crap with just enough interest, will be totally into you.

    Course, then you're fucking a woman with low self-esteem, but if what you're looking for is a one-night stand or a f-buddy, this works, as documented in this book, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists"

  • marlok||

    Dude, stop promoting your book.

  • prolefeed||

    It's not my book. I don't have anywhere near that kind of game. It's an interesting look into the psyche of women, though, well worth reading.

  • ||

    yes, it makes "chumming" part of the discussion...

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Reminds me of the old joke about the guy who says his pickup technique is to walk up to a woman and say, "hey, how would you like to come back to my place and fuck?"

    His buddy says, "Doesn't that just get you slapped or get a drink thrown in your face?"

    The guy smiles and says, "Yep - 9 times out of 10!"

  • Au H20||

    The 10 one calls the police.

  • ||

    I have asked women that question. And I have never had one say it would work with them. The guy is a Congressman. He could hire a hot aid and be banging her in a week if he had even a ounce of social grace.

    I said this when this first came out. It used to be that our politicians were corrupt but they were at least somewhat normal functioning human beings. Yeah, JFK was a cheating heal, but can you ever imagine him doing something like this? Hell no. Our political class seems to be filled with pathetic socially inept losers. This guy, the Republican last month, the dude that was texting the high school pages back in 2006, Larry Craig cruising for a blowjob in an airport bathroom, the list goes on and on. Hell, John Edwards and his love child seems to be the only proper cad our political class can produce. The rest of them seem to be socially twisted deviated preverts.

  • ||

    He should have just sent a screen-grab of his bank account.

    Hiyo!

  • ||

    That would have a certain brazenness about it, which is at least something. This is just pathetic. And actually his wife is pretty hot. Of course she is rumored to be Hillary Clinton's lover, so maybe he was a little hard up.

  • ||

    Hillary with a Muslim lesbian lover. The blogosphere would explode. Many here would choke to death laugh and snarking. It would be like a humor dirty bomb. It would be a terrorist act.

  • Fluffy||

    If the news came out because a despairing Weiner decided to de-beard himself as part of lashing out against the world, I think I would have to go out and buy an oxygen tank to protect myself from laugh-induced asphyxiation.

  • ||

    There was a south park episode where Cartman laughed so hard at something he couldn't laugh anymore. If Weiner debeard himself I would laugh so hard I am afraid nothing else would ever be funny.

  • seguin||

    A snuke?

  • prolefeed||

    And actually his wife is pretty hot.

    Hot isn't all about looks. If his wife doesn't make him hard, which can happen as men age, many men will go looking elsewhere, and sometimes women who are really good in bed aren't instant head-turners.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger||

    Good point!

  • Mensan||

    And actually his wife is pretty hot.

    Ummm....nope.

  • asdf||

    Yeah nope.

  • prolefeed||

    It's funny -- in some pictures she looks kinda hot, in some not so much at all.

  • Fluffy||

    We've kind of bottled up the usual outlets for this sort of thing.

    He probably couldn't hire a hot aide as his side piece. Modern legal arrangements would give her way too much power to fuck him over.

    Somebody like JFK would have so many eyes on him in 2011 that he'd probably crack from the pressure and start doing shit like this. It's not like he'd be able to go screw movie stars and mob mistresses whenever the urge took him like he could in 1961. And what about somebody like Gingrich? What does he do when he can't politically or civilly risk screwing his assistants and turning them into his wives serially any more? Put Gingrich back to how he was before he hit male menopause and he'd be totally screwed.

    When you close down the "healthy" outlets for this sort of thing, that leaves you with the pool of guys who are into the unhealthy ones.

  • ||

    That is why Bill went for Monica. Back when he was governor of Arkansas he was bangning women like Elizebeth Ward Gracen a former Miss USA. When he got to the White House, Hillary and the Secret Service intentially kept hot women away from him. The figured even bubba wouldn't go for Monica. Well, after six years in the White House on a no running around diet, they figured wrong.

    I still don't think JFK would do this. He just would go to something besides politics if he were alive and young today. And yeah, our puritanical streak about this has produced a political class of perverts and prudes. How is that working out for us?

  • Mike M.||

    And yeah, our puritanical streak about this has produced a political class of perverts and prudes. How is that working out for us?

    I don't know, France seems to be much more open about this kind of stuff, and as we now know they're just as capable of producing these sickos as we are.

  • ||

    They seem to produce a different and worse breed of degenerate. I guess all politicians are sickos these days.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger||

    Hasta la vista, baby!

  • ||

    My fellowship was when he allegedly started taking up with her--Summer of 1995. I saw a group of WH interns while I was there with some other administration officials, and we were all joking about how attractive they all were. I don't recall seeing her (didn't know who she was back then, of course), but she wasn't typical.

  • Fluffy||

    It's sort of like the priesthood in that regard.

  • ||

    But Edwards did okay. Realle Hunter was actually pretty hot. And if he hadn't knocked her up, he would have gotten away with it.

  • ||

    "I would have gotten way with it too, if it weren't for those meddling spermatozoa!"

  • Fluffy||

    You just wrote that Rielle Hunter was hot.

    You are dead to me.

    That to me was always the worst aspect of the Edwards affair. Edwards is handsome, rich, and famous. And this was the best he could do? Like Tiger. Those Millionaire Matchmaker reject pigs were the best he could do, as the richest pro athlete of all time?

    It's enough to make you despair of the whole system. There's really no point to scrambling to the top of the pile if your reward when you get there is Rielle Hunter.

  • ||

    You have to understand that the kind of guy who sleeps with hundreds of women will sleep with anything. It is not about looks for those men. It is about something else. What I don't know.

    And the super hot women will not tolerate being a groupie. Leo Decaprio just dumped Bar Rafeli. Bar Rafeli has options. She doesn't have to be someone's groupie even if that someone is a billionaire golfer. Yeah, they might sleep with you once but they are going to demand that you be exclusive with them and once word gets out you are not, the top end women won't do it with you.

    Once Tiger married that model, all the other women knew he was off the market and if you wanted to sleep wiht him it meant being a home wrecker slut or the other woman. And only the millionaire matchmaker rejects were willing to go for it under those circumstances.

    Basically, no one, no even people like Leo Dicaprio or George Clooney or Tiger Woods get to live a life of banging an endless stream of truely top shelf women. They get to have top shelf women. But they have to take them one at a time and make a commitment just like the rest of us.

    You can go kill yourself now with that knowledge. And Hunter was cute, not hot. I just googled her. I plead temporary insanity on that one.

  • ||

    But they have to take them one at a time and make a commitment just like the rest of us.

    That's not much of a commitment. Though they do have to halve their assets every time they want to switch...

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger||

    Pre-nup, dude!

  • fish||

    I plead temporary insanity on that one.
    reply to this

    Make it permanent insanity! Rielle Hunter...Edwards would have had better taste if he had mounted a female Bull Mastiff. The first time I saw Rielle Hunter I thought she was a mid project transsexual.

  • prolefeed||

    You have to understand that the kind of guy who sleeps with hundreds of women will sleep with anything. It is not about looks for those men. It is about something else. What I don't know.

    Hot looking does not necessarily equal "turns a man on and makes him want to fuck her". If you're Tiger Woods and want to have lots of really hot sex without courting forever, you may not date the most beautiful women ever, but those photos may not capture the sexuality you crave.

  • Sudden||

    Meanwhile, there is probably some meth-addled toothless 115 lb 6'1" tweeker in a trailer park in Southeastern Missouri who is nailing the most gorgeous piece of tail you could imagine. That or some incomprehensibly stupid SOB in one of the coastal metrolopolises with a fake tan and petrified hair is nailing something that would make a normal man aroused upon sight.

  • Doug||

    +1.

    I did volunteer work to help ex-offenders build life skills.

    Most of these guys were bums with extensive criminal records, addiction problems, and nonexistent employment histories. But they all had seemingly normal, decent-looking girlfriends and wives.

    I remember thinking that this meant that during the times in my life when I was single, that meant I was down lower than all of these guys, status-wise.

    They really should have been the ones teaching ME life skills, and not the reverse.

  • ||

    Were they musicians Doug? Women will sleep with a toothless meth addict with pieces of vomit in his beard if he is the backup base player for some band no one has ever heard of.

  • SFC B||

    The best thing I ever learned to do after I got divorced was play guitar. I suck, use a lot of power chords, have three songs I can play recognizably, and am not in a band, but just being able to include "playing guitar" in a "things I like to do" discussion has opened dating opportunities which would have been otherwise closed to me.

  • Au H20||

    Fact: If you are up on a stage, some woman, somewhere, will fuck you.

    This has yet to pay off in my standup comedy, but soon precious... soon.

    Yeah, I nicknamed my penis "precious". What's it to you, buddy?

  • Dennis Kucinich||

    True that!

  • ||

    Or you could, you know, just have sex with your wife or something. I know it sounds humanly impossible, but it's something to strive for.

  • ||

    You fucking monster.

  • ChicagoSucks||

    The nerve.

  • Fluffy||

    The same character traits that make me faithful to my wife make it impossible for me to ever be President of the United States.

    I assume this is true for all.

    If he was going to be faithful to his wife he wouldn't be there in the first place.

  • ||

    It's not true for Jimmy Carter.

  • ||

    Yeah, that turned out well. And Nixon was faithful. That turned out real well. Reagan was wildly in love with Nancy. So there is that.

  • ||

    Controlling for the condition of the country at the beginning of his term, Carter was probably the best president we've had since Eisenhower. Maybe even Harding.

  • ||

    Carter was a complete disaster from start to finish. He did nothing to stop inflation. It was only after Reagan came in that Volker was able to control inflation. He was a complete mark for the Soviet Union. He let Iran fall to the Islamists. And his one foreign policy "success" Camp David has since been revealed to be a fraud. The Israelis and the Egyptians already had a deal. They just needed someone to pay for the peace keeping forces in the Sinai. So they suckered Carter into doing it so he could strut around as a peace maker.

    He wasn't the worst of the 20th Century, that belongs to Wilson, Hoover and Johnson. But he was certainly only marginally above those three and nowhere near Eisenhower or Reagan.

  • ||

    Carter deregulated the airlines, deregulated interstate trucking, and appointed Volcker in the first place.

    Also, I'm not sure what he was supposed to do to prevent the revolution in Iran. I thought we knew better about intervention in that part of the world nowadays. In any case, the Shah's regime was pretty disgusting itself, so no big loss TBH.

  • ||

    Carter leaned on the Shah and prevented him from just shooting the Islamists. Carter was a lot like Obama in that he loved our enemies and hated our allies.

    Carter appointed Volker but he never let him raise interest rates and end inflation. And if you look at improving things, compare where the world was in Janurary 1989 to where it was in January 1981. That is a fucking improvement. In many ways things were worse in 1981 than the were in 1977 when Carter took office.

  • SIV||

    Carter poisoned the Colombian marijuana supply. He shoots cats off of bird feeders too.

  • Fluffy||

    Right, but was Reagan faithful to his FIRST wife?

    I forgot about Carter, though.

    Actually, Nixon is the best example you could use to defeat my initial point. He had a twisted and dark personality, but did not cheat on his wife.

  • ||

    Reagan may have cheated on his first wife. But it was Hollywood and he was married to Jane Wyman. So gets a pass if he did.

  • ||

    but did not cheat on his wife

    Nixon was too busy fucking Laos.

  • fish||

    Yeah...I forgot about that perverted Nixon, Kissinger, Laotion three way!

  • thibaud||

    Adolf was faithful to Eva. Stalin was faithful to Nadezhda.

  • Mayor Quimby||

    No no, I truly do want to stay home with the er, uh .... wife.

  • anarch||

    Faute de mieux on couche avec sa femme.

  • seguin||

    I tried but she wouldn't have none of it.

  • ||

    I have asked women that question. And I have never had one say it would work with them.

    And a woman polling a bunch of random guys would probably get the same response about whether they watch porn.

    ...yet someone is watching it!

  • ||

    They once tried to do a scientific study on the effects of porn. So they lined up a group of men who watched porn and then tried to get a control group of those who didn't. They couldn't find anyone to fill the control group. I am not kidding.

  • ||

    Whatever, John. I'm sure that's just a conservative meme.

    /running joke flashback!

  • ||

    women are wired different. It would rarely work.

  • asdf||

    I always admit to watching copious amounts of porn. Then act indigent they thought I wouldn't watch, very offensive.

  • ||

    Women generally aren't aroused by visuals as much as men are. Pictures of nekkid wimmens' body parts are arousing to men, but context-free penis pics usually aren't that exciting to women. Plus, Mother Nature played a mean joke on men. A guy can have a perfect bod - a guy can be built like this, but he might still have a tiny or aesthetically unappealing weiner. Women don't usually have this problem - all hoo-has pretty much look alike and even less than great tits will get a guy excited. Plus you can tell if a woman has a great body before she takes her clothes off - guys, not necessarily. So say you're getting to know a guy, maybe you've gone out with hum a few time but y'all haven't gotten busy. Then he sends you a chest shot or a dick shot - and you're like, ooh. Ick. Because if you'd seen his body under the proper circumstances - i.e., once you were hot and bothered and y'all were getting ready to get to it, you would've thought it was just fine, because it was his. Guys don't need the context, most women do.

    Not sure I explained it well but whatever.

  • Sku||

    Look, the weiner is just not the sexiest part of a guy. Even if women were primarily visual like men, which they aren't, it wouldn't be the favorite part of a man for your average woman. Yes, women like to see good looking guys, but weiners are way down the list of body parts your average woman finds particularly attractive in a guy. I'm sorry, but the thing just - from a pure aesthetics standpoint - it really isn't that attractively designed. Just saying. If it did, you'd see bulging weiners on every romance novel cover, but that's just not where the focus is for women.

  • ||

    Exactly. The weiner's function is a glorious thing but it gets low marks for form.

  • Ted S.||

    Plus you can tell if a woman has a great body before she takes her clothes off - guys, not necessarily.

    Tom of Finland might not agree.

  • prolefeed||

    Women don't usually have this problem - all hoo-has pretty much look alike and even less than great tits will get a guy excited.

    As a standup comic put it recently, "You don't have to try that hard to look good, women. All men really want is a clean and safe hole."

  • Nikki||

    I'm a girl, and if someone sent a text message pic of his junk to me, I'd show all of my friends and we would all laugh. I don't know why some guys think this is a good idea? It's creepy and weird.

  • Nikki||

    Simple answer: Arrogance. It is what all of these assholes have in abundance.

  • prolefeed||

    I don't know why some guys think this is a good idea? It's creepy and weird.

    More accurate answer: some men do not "get" women. They do not empathize with, understand their POV, or know what biological imperatives drive female behavior.

    They have failed to read a romance novel and put themselves inside the head of a being that would consider that to be as exciting as porn is to men.

  • H man||

    Srsly, You'd be better off texting quotes from a romance novel. IMHO

  • ||

    YES. Make it an erotic romance novel, the dirtier the better. But no pics.

  • Steve McCroskey||

    Johnny, what can you make out of this?

  • Kristen||

    Looks like pectoral implants gone awry. Women who gets boob jobs sometimes get that same lumpy/rippling effect on the sides.

    But who has time to work out and get natural pecs when there's so much Teeting and screwing taxpayers and just generally being a politician to do?

  • Wind Rider||

    Pictures of the fam in the background? OMFG! They broke into his office THEN they hacked his accounts! Just don't get the cops involved. . .

  • ||

    Now I know what "certitude" means!

  • ||

    Just like David Vitter?

  • ||

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    THE WESTERN APPLE ORCHARD – The Bad Apple Tree!


    [The Bad Apple Tree]


    Now, some see a few bad apples as the problem from a tree, but we feel that what seems as only a few rotten apples point to a larger problem. A tree had been planted long ago in the virgin lands of the Western Hemisphere an orchard developed, the tree was called the tree of liberty, but over the years that tree feel victim to bad soil and water, and began to produce bad apples. Now, those apples began to fall and rolled very far from the tree and began to produce other tree's that in turn produced bad fruit and that is what has happened. The [USA] United States of American was that tree, but it fell victim to the river stream of corporate interests, corruption, greed, and special interests groups in particular [AIPAC/AZC] the American Israeli Political Action Committee / American Zionist Committee, that tree turned from the [USA] to the American - Israeli Military Industrial Complex - The [EMPIRE] and it produced the bad fruit the leaders that have been put into place into the national world orchards of the [21st] Century. Its not about this bad apple leader or that bad apple leader any longer, you can keep picking bad fruit or remove one puppet leader from the tree or leadership only to have it replaced by yet another bad apple leader as it is growing from a bad tree, the [EMPIRE].


    [A Season of Change]


    There comes a time a season for every purpose under the heavens, and it comes time when a tree must be felled for the good of the orchard, and the wood from that tree used to build furniture, burned in the fire place for warmth and to cook the food, or cut into mulch for the rose or vegetable garden, and a new tree must be planted in its place, but as a live tree in the orchard of the world it no longer serves a purpose, September is that time the continued picking of bad apples from that tree, will not solve the problem, its the tree that is the ultimate problem, the [EMPIRE] producing bitter, and rotten to the taste fruit, and that Tree will only continue to produce yet other generations of bad apples to replace those that have been removed, but the season of change September is soon approaching and after the winter of that orchards season the spring will return, it may remain fallow for a seven year rest but the land will once again be tilled, and the stream of life will remove the pollution with the help of worlds care, and this time all will hope for a less bitter fruit, one that can be placed once again into the salad of the world community plate.


    [The Middle East Tree of Justice and Hope]


    In September a new tree has the chance of being planted into the Middle East, a tree of hope to those who seek justice, and simple human rights, but the [EMPIRE] Emperor has called it nothing but a Symbolic Tree and not a real tree a fake tree and will never be a tree that will be allowed to produce fruit. But, we say that it is not only a very real tree but one that will bear a fruit that will sought by all, a tree of new life, a tree of hope, a tree of justice, a tree of human inspiration to all who seek human rights and recognition. It is time to chop down the rotten tree, it is time to go thru the orchards of the world and find the bad apples placed upon the ground by that rotten tree, and rid the orchards of there fruit. The American - Israeli Military Industrial Complex - the [EMPIRE] is that tree, and its puppets put into place around the globe are its bad fruit, September is the end of its growing season, and a time to end any future growth by that tree. The Western Apple Orchard – the Bad Apple Tree must come down.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Gibby||

    This is really MNG, right?

  • Kolohe||

    No, Herc is his own unique internet phenonomemon.

  • ||

    When you read Herc's posts, imagine they're being read aloud by John Cleese. They're much more amusing that way.

  • ||

    I've been reading them as The Cookie Monster: OM-NOM-NOM-JOOS-NOM!

  • asdf||

    You read them?

  • ||

    You don't? By far my favorite in the genre.

  • Neu Mejican||

    I read all H & R posts in the voice of William S. Burroughs.

  • prolefeed||

    I read all Neu M's posts in the voices of Chip 'N Dale.

  • ||

    Curious about the liberal reaction to this, I went to our old friend Dave Weigel's Slate page. While Weigel essentially plays it straight, the commenters are another story:

    Evidence seems to indicate that the most Weiner did was take unwise pictures of himself. Joseph Cannon at Cannonfire has already proven that Weiner didn't send them; a Breitbart-connected RW stalker harassed a young woman and Weiner at the same time with them.

    Considering Breitbart's history of eagerly accepting unreliable sources, if not actually and knowingly faking information himself, and the hinky timing of the "scandal," your concentration on one of the victims in this case is disappointing.
    Kym
    This is so obviously a photoshopped image. Simply Google images of Anthony Weiner and look at his chest in the many images there, then come back and look at this one. Let's talk about the Thomas hearing, instead.
  • ||

    If I'm a bad person because I am deriving great pleasure from watching one of Our Self-Anointed Masters flame out in an orgy of public humiliation, then so be it. I'm a bad person.

  • Fluffy||

    THIS one we can both enjoy.

  • thibaud||

    'Tis a good person who enjoys seeing bad persons self-destruct.

    This man is a bad person. He uses the public trust and public funds to constantly bash political rivals as wicked fools.

    The public sphere is improved by his departure from it. So celebrate without remorse.

  • Rather||

    For fuck sake, I am the only one on this damn thread who will defend Weiner?
    The photos are none of our damn business.

  • ||

    Weiner wouldn't defend you if it were pictures of your crotch on the Internet.

  • ||

    The Internet wouldn't exist if pictures of her crotch were on it. The network would become sentient just long enough to kill itself.

  • Sudden||

    And Flying Spaghetti Monster Bless its unique self-destruction feature should that event ever occur.

  • ||

    And you thought it smelled bad... on the outside!

  • ||

    Sorry SF, I have to INCIF you now before you ruin any more of my favorite movies with tawdry associations.

  • Jesus||

    Nor would I.

  • Fluffy||

    If when the first pic had surfaced, Weiner had said, "You know what? I send pics of myself to chicks with cute Twitter pictures. Sometimes I hook up with them, too. It's awesome!" then it would be none of our business.

    But he claimed to have been the victim of a crime. If a sitting Congressman is falsely claiming to be the victim of a crime, I want to know about it.

  • ||

    Or if he said it's nobody's business back then, I would have been OK with that. It's the lying that troubles me.

    Though of course, it's not really nobody's business since he sent the picture(s) to people who, to put it mildly, didn't want it. A schoolyard flasher can't claim that his exhibitionism is nobody's business.

  • Rather||

    Please, the women were receptive to his pictures but they turned out to be untrustworthy. The fact that they ambushed him reflects on them more than anything. Yes , it was dumb to deny but a totally human maneuver.

  • ||

    Where do you get the idea they were receptive? The woman who got the crotch picture doesn't sound like she was receptive.

  • Rather||

    They were private messaging. Don't kid yourself

  • ||

    WTF? Private message == wants naughty picture?

  • Rather||

    IIRC, she refereed to him as her boyfriend but he does not have to justify the pictures to me, and nor her feelings.

    Is she has a legal complaint, it is another matter but it was a consensual flirtation

  • Rather||

    I wrote that June 02 on my blog
    http://rctlfy.wordpress.com/20.....rried-men/

    The fact is they are adults. MYOB

  • ||

    He's a public figure, fair game.

  • Rather||

    His politics but not his sex life

  • ||

    You really shouldn't run for office. Just sayin...

  • Rather||

    I would not have denied it. The shame is not with his sexuality but with the scum who set him up.

    I can't fucking believe any of you are libertarians

  • Fluffy||

    I think you have the right to demand that the state keep out of your bedroom, but you have no right to demand that private citizens approve of your conduct socially.

    I'm not here saying that we need a constitutional amendment saying that people who send creepy pictures of themselves to young women should be banned from being candidates for the Congress.

    I just think they're creeps.

  • ||

    "The scum who set him up"? LOL. Poor innocent Congressman Weiner, tricked into broadcasting naughty pix of himself to people he thought were admiring women.

  • Rather||

    Tulpa, pussy has been the downfall of many men

  • ||

    Indeed, I keep that in mind whenever I associate with it.

  • fish||

    I would not have denied it.

    This would have been over already had he just fessed up.....in his district.....please!

    Coverup baby! Coverup! (Oh yeah....and really painfully lame excuses! Twitter account hacked....yeah the world wouldn't forensic analysis this to death!) Worse then a crime...an error!

  • ||

    How about his judgment?

  • Rather||

    Fluffy, you are making the determination they are creepy.

    Can you decide on porn obscenity too? I know the government needs people who know it when they see it!

  • asdf||

    That's the prob, he has showed himself to be a fucking clown. Now he is being treated like one, what a shocker.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn||

    Oiu! Oiu!

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn||

    Oui Oui, that is.

  • Gibby||

    No one gives a fuck.

  • ||

    It may be none of our business, but that wouldn't make him less fucked. Want privacy?...at this point move to Greenland.

  • ||

    I think the not being a full of shit politician thing could work these days. Herman Cain a bunch of flack the other day for saying he didn't have enough information to say what he would do about Afghanistan.

    To me the guy should have been praised for that. No politician outside of the President, maybe a couple of members of Congress and the Sec Def have the clearance and the access to enough information to have a really intelligent opinion about what to do in Afghanistan. And there is no way someone like Cain, or Romney or Palin or any of them have the knowledge to make an informed decision. But rather than admit that, they are supposed to pull some sollution out of their ass even though they, through no fault of their own, have no idea what they are talking about.

  • sarcasmic||

    Would you defend a Republican for the same thing?

    That's what I thought.

  • Rather||

    Of course, I fucking would. I'd defend a libertarian too.

    If consenting adults want to fuck, send pictures, wear not clothes, cheat on their spouses...it is interesting but really not our business.

  • Rather||

    I've sent pics of my angry camel fist to readers of my blog. Does that mean I should resign from my blog?

  • prolefeed||

    Did those readers request those pics? Did they tell you "Dear god, no, do not send me pics of that"?

    Your blog, though, is YOUR blog. You can write whatever shit you want in it. It's not like they held an election and you won the right to write that blog.

    I don't care if Weiner resigns or not, other than wanting him to not resign so I can enjoy watching him twist in the wind. I doubt he's gonna get reelected, though.

  • Rather||

    FFS, that is a spoof above.

  • Sku||

    This sort of thing assumes that overall character has nothing whatsoever to do with ability to govern, that one's personality, moral character, and daily judgment are utterly divorced from one's public abilities. If we were voting directly for mere laws, none of this would matter, but we vote for representatives.

  • Rather||

    Character has nothing to do with being a good lawmaker.

  • Rather||

    spoof again

  • ||

  • Rather||

    Sorry guys, someone mixed female viagra in with my meds this morning, and the Weiner pictures got me all hot and bothered.

  • Almanian||

    Not gonna lie - wish I was ripped like a Weiner.

    No homo

  • Rather||

    He doesn't have your wit. :-)

  • Almanian||

    How do you know that? I think he's probably witty AND ripped.

    No homo...

  • ||

    er, workout?

    bench pressing usually does the trick.

  • Almanian||

    Hahahahaha! That's just CRAZY talk, Lord H!

    +1 R&R

  • SIV||

    Cleanse your eyes with the best blog whored in Hit & Run comments.

    Don't blame me if you lose your job.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Zoinks! Love me some retro pin-up. Thanks!

  • ||

    Looks like Weiner's retainer for his private dick didn't stop the leaks.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Two German words have been in mind for all of the past week, in relation to the mention of Rep. Weiner's name:

    - Schadenfreude

    - Backpfeifengesicht

    Both apply perfectly to Mr. Weiner and his current situation.

  • proegg antichicken||

    - Backpfeifengesicht

    Sounds kinky, is that like the Houdini?

  • ||

    It's like auto-erotic asphyxiation, but you use a mettwurst.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Use nothing but the best wurst.

  • proegg antichicken||

    liar, google ruins everything. Is there a German word for face that needs bukkake?

  • ||

    Gesichtdasmussinspermagetränkt

  • Anthony Weiner||

    My last name is German too!

  • MB||

    Weiner would correctly be pronounced Winer not Weener.

    http://german.about.com/librar.....g_abc2.htm

    I don't know why congressman Weiner has not corrected this, I always do when my last name is mispronounced (same German ei). Makes me think he did it.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    And in fact, "Viner", no?

  • Mensan||

    I'm confused. Are you saying it should be pronounced:

    \ˈwi-nər\ like winner?

    or

    \ˈwī-nər\ like whiner?

  • anarch||

    Like whiner. In German, the second letter of the ei and ie combinations is the letter pronounced.

  • Ted S.||

    Barely Suppressed Rage has it right. Viner, rhyming with "miner, forty-niner". The W in Weiner would be pronounced in German like an English V.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Wait,

    Why should he resign again?
    Maybe John can handle that one.
    He's been obsessed with this one since it broke. I have had a hard time figuring out why anyone would care (other than his family, that is). I mean, sure, it's pathetic and good for some late-night talk show laughs, but how do you justify calls for him to resign?

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    The same way everyone called for Larry Craig's resignation and every other Congress-critter who has been caught doing something creepy like this.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Not that LC should have had to resign, but is Weiner the author of legislation trying to restrict people's ability to send crotch shots? Not sure this one rises to the level of irony of that one.

  • Paul||

    We don't want him to resign. We want him to want to resign.

    Any politician that resigns is a good politician.

  • Rather||

    this !!!!

    Neu Mejican, do Libertarians shapeshift into fundamentalist Christians on Monday?

  • Doug||

    I haven't called for his resignation.

    I am just delighted to watch him suffer.

    It also amuses me to watch the contortions liberals twist themselves into to defend him. And the complete BS they are willing to believe or to pretend to believe.

    It's like a Michael Bay movie of crackpot bullshitting.

  • Rather||

    The sad part of this episode is that libertarians once again demonstrate that they have two standards.

    You really are no different that liberals, or conservatives.

    In a sense, you're all worse because you say live in freedom...I hate that

  • Fluffy||

    Part of freedom is my freedom to make up my own reasons to hate people.

    As long as I am not employing the police power to punish Wiener for his actions, everything else is fair game and is not remotely incompatible with libertarianism. I can shun him, I can make scurrilous statements about him, I can hound him from public life, I can call for economic boycotts against him, I can try to get his constituents to turn him out. All of it perfectly compatible with libertarianism, and none of it in any way a double standard of any kind.

  • ||

    Don't try explaining this shit to rectal, Fluffy. Her retard brain only knows "ball" and "good" and "rape".

  • Rather||

    Fluffy, I prefer that I live in a world where I MYOB about your porn, and you do so about mine

  • prolefeed||

    What two standards? We made fun of Larry Craig. We made fun of this guy.

    Now, if we were trying to criminalize Weiner's behavior, that would be a double standard, but mocking him? How is that un-libertarian?

  • Rather||

    BS, do I really need to google all the 'resign' comments?

    His behavior was consensual, why the fuck is it our business other than the 'snicker moment'?

    Judging his morality is idiotic when in the same breath you defend porn.

  • prolefeed||

    Resigning is the politically pragmatic thing to do.

    Oh, and not everyone who calls themself a libertarian is a perfectly pure libertarian on every conceivable issue.

    Me, I'd like to see this guy twist and squirm and hang onto office for dear life for the lulz, but then I have a mean streak and a sense of humor.

  • asdf||

    This.

  • ||

    Because he's claiming he was hacked and a crime was committed instead of going, "Uh, oh, whoops"?

  • ||

    I am not calling for him to resign.

    In fact i think you only have John, who admits he is not a libertarian, and Tulpa who can be a bit crazy at times.

    A conservative and a crazy man does not make a libertarian consensus.

  • ||

    A conservative and a crazy man does not make a libertarian consensus.

    Then how do you explain Barr/Root'08?

  • ||

    Nice

    +1

  • ||

    I don't want him to resign. The lulz will fade faster if he does.

  • Neu Mejican||

    He needs to go on The Daily Show and agree to go shirtless while their R&B singer serenades him. But resign?

  • ||

    I said I didn't want him to resign. In fact, I hope he runs for NYC mayor.

  • ||

    Against Elliot Spitzer.

  • ||

    Oh, the timer on the lulz bomb is running down again.

  • ||

    I would love to be a producer for CNN. I would put together one of those talking head shows with the biggest collection of degenerate male former politicians and talking heads I could assemble. Have Spitzer, Weiner, Gingrich, Jeffrey Toobin, Larry Craig, and maybe a special guest degenerate in a panel show like the McLaughlin group.

  • ||

    Just the two would make a great name: "Watch the Weiner/Spitzer Hour, tonight at 11:00!"

  • ||

    Or with Barney Frank! The Frank 'n' Weiner Show.

  • ||

    He should resign because the Republican who did the same thing had to resign. No changing the rules when it affects your side. If you don't like these rules, wait until a Republican gets in trouble and defend them. Otherwise, live with it.

  • Neu Mejican||

    He should resign because the Republican who did the same thing had to resign. No changing the rules when it affects your side. If you don't like these rules, wait until a Republican gets in trouble and defend them. Otherwise, live with it.

    Wait. Now I am really confused. It was primarily Democrats that pressured those Republicans to resign and now Democrats are telling Weiner he gets a pass? This doesn't even pass the smell test. As with the Republican cases, I am sure there are people on both sides who are arguing for both sides of the issue.

  • ||

    What is there to be confused about? A Republican did it and was run out of the House. I am unaware of anyone on either side who defended the guy. Now Weiner has done it and all of the sudden people like you discover that maybe this isn't worthy of forcing him to resign. Well isn't that special.

    Show me somewhere where you defended the Republican accused of this or shut up. You are a worse partisan than MNG. He at least is honest about what he is.

  • prolefeed||

    John, you are being clueless here. Any Team Red partisan who wants this seat to go Republican for two years should be cheering Weiner on, sending him campaign contributions to finance his primary challenge from a Democrat, urging him to pretty pretty please don't resign and run for reelection.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Show me somewhere where you defended the Republican accused of this or shut up.

    Let's do it this way. Show me where I demand that a Republican resign for something similar? As I said above for Larry Craig...the irony factor was much higher, but that's about it.

    As for accusations of partisanship... okay. Please let me know which team I am supposedly on so I can tow the proper lion.

  • Neu Mejican||

    because the Republican who did the same thing had to resign...Show me somewhere where you defended the Republican accused of this or shut up.

    Hmmm...I thought you were talking "abstract" Republican, but something about the wording here makes me think there is some scandal I know nothing about. Larry Craig un-resigned after he resigned as I recall. So, are you talking about someone else?

  • Anthony Weiner||

    That's Fronkenshteen.

  • Eyegor||

    Why isn't it Froderick Fronkenshteen?

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    I don't care how or why, I just would giggle my ass off to see him go away, simple because I can't stand that little fucker.

    Now, how about Chuckie Schumer? He's just as creepy and awful and similarly is in possession of a face that needs a fist.

  • Neu Mejican||

    But he claimed to have been the victim of a crime. If a sitting Congressman is falsely claiming to be the victim of a crime, I want to know about it.

    I might be with ya if he filed a false police report, but...

  • Rather||

    yes but libertarians are as pure as snow, and hell, they never ever lie

  • ||

    Politicians lie to us all the time, right?

    What's the big deal over a pol who lies to everyone in order cover his own.......bulge?

    We don't need trustworthy representatives at all!

  • ||

    They're pulling out the long knives at Slate:

    Lorelei Shark
    No Mr. Weigel - it is not clear that Weiner can't be a credible candidate for mayor of New York and 2) can't be a credible spear-carrier for criticism of Clarence Thomas. I don't know who you think you are, but when was it a criteria of a man to keep his shirt on? Obama has been shirtless - many a politician takes their shirts off. Who the hell cares except some childish minds with an agenda. Honestly, I'm more concerned with a drunk alcoholic crier as 3rd in line for the Presidency. Anthony Weiner is a star and will lead the Democrats in years to come. Just because you resigned in disgrace does not mean others are like you.
  • ||

    Did that comment come from "Co'eds for Wiener?"

  • Almanian||

    I thought it was Weiner who pulled out the "long knife"....

    Hiyooooo!

  • ||

    I love it when liberals kick Weigel around. He is such a cheap date.

  • The Gobbler||

    Good ol' David Weigel. Yup. Good ol' David Weigel.

    Oh how I hate him.

    (hat-tip to Lucy)

  • ||

    Lucy did not say that.

  • ChrisO||

    Maybe Weiner should campaign on a platform of bringing the peep shows back to Times Square. He certainly wouldn't lack credibility in advocating that.

    On the other hand, it's always amusing watching certain radical feminists go through mental contortions to excuse bad behavior by Democratic males.

  • fish||

    Dave Weigel: Today he's pissing off the other guys!

  • MNG||

    I still think it's good to hesistate to jump to conclusions on this, but this pic added to his goofy interviews the other day ("I can't say the photo is not of me for sure") make it seem real bad for Wiener. No big loss since he was basically shaping up as Shumer-lite.

    Neu, I think this guy has to go because it is bad to cheat on your wife (as TR said if you can't keep a promise to your wife how can you expect to keep a promise to your constituents) and because of the questionable (at best) handling of the entire thing.

    I don't see why these people don't just see whores, it didn't hurt David Vitter's career (and I hear there is talk of Spitzer re-entering the political arena). It's when they try to get some strange on the side that they fall into this kind of thing.

  • Almanian||

    Me, I could give a shit. I'm just enjoying the schadenfreude, really :)

    It's so delicious when the tables are turned on whichever Team has been administering the social beatings recently.

    Fuck all of 'em.

  • ChrisO||

    ^ This.

  • ||

    Fuck them all. There seems to be a direct correlation between how much these assholes want to control my life and how poorly they manage their own lives. They all deserve the ridecule and scorn they get.

  • ||

    Employing hookers doesn't constitute getting strange on the side?

  • MNG||

    If you paid for it it is purely business.

  • ||

    Uhh, no.

  • asdf||

    Put that in your prenuptial MNG.

  • Neu Mejican||

    it is bad to cheat on your wife

    Wait...there's evidence of that too?

  • MNG||

    Well it seems he was trying, right? Even if there is no evidence he succeeded it's like "attempted" adultery, all the moral blemish without even the accomplishment.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Well it seems he was trying, right?

    I really haven't been paying attention, but these photos don't seem like a good way to get laid. For many people, sending the photo is the extent of it. No intention to follow through should be implied. Should he resign if this is the equivalent of phone sex? Is phone sex cheating? Depends again, I guess.

  • MNG||

    Dude, he was trying. His intent was out there, you don't send those kind of photos to a woman if you are'nt receptive to taking whatever she might throw your way. That she didn't throw (which we don't know) is no credit to him.

  • Neu Mejican||

    You might be right, but I think there are more kinks in life than you appreciate.

  • Snowbee||

    That's true. I'm sure he's just sharing these pictures to show off his physique.

    To college girls.

    Yeah.

  • ||

    You don't have to penetrate a woman to cheat on your wife.

    Seriously, how funny it is that the apex of male privilege chauvinism is a liberal defending the transgressions of one of their lecherous politicians.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Tulpa|6.6.11 @ 4:01PM|#

    You don't have to penetrate a woman to cheat on your wife.

    Or penetrate anyone, for that matter. But determining "cheating" requires a bit more information than these photos.

    Seriously, how funny it is that the apex of male privilege chauvinism is a liberal defending the transgressions of one of their lecherous politicians.

    That is quite a sentence. Are the liberals defending Weiner? I haven't been paying attention.

  • ||

    Many have been... up until today, at least.

  • ||

    Kos most certainly did.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Why do you know that?
    Who would torture themselves and read KOS?

  • ||

    See GOP and Vitter, Gingrich, Ensign, Sanford...

    Yawn.

  • MNG||

    You know, other than that argument he had with the GOPer on the House floor and several appearances as a talking head on Fox I realize I know little about his record. Found this on the intertubes for what it is worth:

    http://www.ontheissues.org/NY/Anthony_Weiner.htm

  • Neu Mejican||

    Rated 8% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

    So his behavior is consistent?

  • MNG||

    Some of these are pretty funny read with the news in mind, like his position on free trade and this:

    Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus

  • ||

    "Hey babe, wanna see my Congressional caucus, on the internet?"

  • ||

    It's a mixed bag for libertarians, as to be expected... that shocked me was the sheer and staggering amount he's had to vote on since 1999. Congress needs a fucking hobby.

    This got to the floor? Really?

    Voted NO on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)

  • MNG||

    That is a great one. I can just imagine the sponsor of the bill "Well, we are in this war, this war against terror, and we need at this time to reaffirm our basic values, our belief in a just God at this critical time. We've already thrown out the 4th Amendment and Habeas Corpus for the WOT, why not the 1st Amendment too?"

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    There's a difference between allowing prayer and requiring it.

  • Rather||

    I think this guy has to go because it is bad to cheat on your wife (as TR said if you can't keep a promise to your wife how can you expect to keep a promise to your constituents)

    MNG, you obviously were in the Weiner's confidence and know that their marriage is traditional and not based on some other agreement.

    Or, perhaps your jumping diving into conclusions?

  • MNG||

    To me it doesn't matter rather, if he has an open relationship with his wife that in itself is morally bizarre. I guess I'm just judgmental that way...

  • Rather||

    Wow, is there some other branch of libertarianism fundamentalist Christians I'm not aware of?

  • Neu Mejican||

    MNG =/= libertarian, for sure.

  • ||

    HA!

    This conversation is the best.

    3 of maybe 6 of the most prominent non-libertarians on hit and run just discovered each other.

    Though I admit I had hoped the fireworks would have been better.

    /popcorn

  • Neu Mejican||

    I would hold off on the popcorn until the next time MNG and I discuss immigration.

  • Au H20||

    Y'know, I fucking promised myself I wouldn't cry...

    But those crazy kids finally got together in the end!

  • Au H20||

    Y'know, I fucking promised myself I wouldn't cry...

    But those crazy kids finally got together in the end!

  • Sudden||

    I don't think the guy has to go. I sure as shit wouldn't vote for him if I had the option of the same policies with less douchiness (namely, if I'm a voter in the Dem primary, I'll go for the guy that believes in all the same shit and doesn't send photos of his junk to random coeds). I don't think it should be an impeachable offense, as he did nothing illegal. But if you don't think it's scummy, than I would expect the same live and let live attitude towards a TEAM RED scumbag that does the same shit (and spare me the "hypocracy, family values!1!!" bullshit unless the guy in question has talked about criminalizing adultery because otherwise he has still done nothing illegal and because in Weiner's case, I doubt he would go out defending infidelity as a valuable and virtuous lifestyle choice).

  • asdf||

    He has to go because his policies are fucking abysmal, I don't care the why, just that he does. If they threw Obama out tomorrow because he did bad in his golf game I would be ecstatic.

  • MattXIV||

    (as TR said if you can't keep a promise to your wife how can you expect to keep a promise to your constituents)

    This. In my personal experience, cheating on one's signficant other is strongly correlated with various other forms of scumbaggery. People who are comfortable cheating generally are comfortable lying to get what they want in other contexts.

  • Rather||

    For fuck sake. This. In my personal experience, cheating on one's signficant other is strongly correlated with various other forms of scumbaggery. People who are comfortable cheating generally are comfortable lying to get what they want in other contexts.

    ...and as your personal experience it ain't worth shit.

  • Sudden||

    You want my vote, don't be a dick, don't show your dick, don't lie about your dick. Am I saying impeach the guy? Fuck no, but if I'm a voter in his district, considering the entire fucking district is democrats with virtually identical policy preferences, I'll go ahead and vote for the one that doesn't turn his junk into a cock-ring circus.

  • Rather||

    you get to vote your conscience. Good. I am so beyond judging someone's personal, and consensual behavior.

  • Sudden||

    I think there are plenty of things that are technically legal, and certainly not impeachable offenses, that even you would consider unworthy of your vote.

    Someone goes around pulling a full on Michael Richards n-word rant and, since it is not illegal, you would be like, "whatever man, its totally his bag, no need to hate on him for it!"? That man would warrant your vote?

    What a person's personal behaviors, speech, and actions reveal is ultimately extremely relevent to how they govern.

  • asdf||

    Well that's that. Good argument.

  • Sudden||

    And I will take your statement above as a defense in advance for any republican politician who gets in trouble for acting out rape-fantasies with a consensual partner....

  • Rather||

    fucking peeping tom

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    I am so beyond judging someone's personal, and consensual behavior.

    Well that is part of the problem. Perhaps there is some behavior that should be judged - particularly when engaged in by someone elected to high office.

    Do I expect Congressmen and the President, et al. to meet a higher standard than I expect of myself and the schlubs that hang out here? You're fuckin' A right I do.

    I expect public officials at that level of responsibility not to be drunks, druggies, spouse beaters, tax cheats, liars, thugs - or tweeting pics of their junk to young college coeds behind their wives' backs.

    And you keep saying "consensual" - it's pretty clear the young woman who received the picture of his package did NOT consent. Seems she was ok with tweeting him back and forth, but wasn't too thrilled to receive a photo of his bulging underwear.

    And yes, it is highly indicative of his temperament and judgment, which have direct bearing on his ability to serve as a Congressman.

    I care a bit less about being that he does not (thank the deity) represent me. If I were in his district, I would not have voted for him in the first place, and I sure as shit would be screaming for his resignation. But it really reflects very poorly on his ability to be taken seriously as a statesman, particularly with all of his previous histrionics on the floor of the House.

    He's a world-class fucking schmuck, simply put, and deserves to be ridiculed.

  • Rather||

    If I were texting with a man for more than a year, I'd call it consensual.

    Do I expect Congressmen and the President, et al. to meet a higher standard than I expect of myself and the schlubs that hang out here? You're fuckin' A right I do.

    I already know the definition of a libertarian

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    If I were texting with a man for more than a year, I'd call it consensual.

    So you're texting with this guy for a year, and the conversation has been about this, that and the other thing. So that means you've consented to him sending you a pic of his schween?

    What evidence do you have that this was consensual, in the sense that she was all happy about him sending her pics of him semi-nude or of his package?

    Do you know what the content of their previous tweets and texts were?

    How did the pic become public in the first place?

    Again, though, the issue is not whether it's consensual. Congress-critters are and should be held to a higher standard than the yuckapuck down at the bus stop.

  • Sku||

    Gentlemen, gentlemen. You never show a woman your weinier unless she specifically request you to. How hard is that concept to grasp?

  • Fluffy||

    Maybe he and his wife have a non-traditional marriage.

    I tend to doubt that, though.

    If they don't, I can tell you this much: Matt's statement about cheaters having predictable characters is, well, true.

    Cheating is difficult to accomplish. I have never known a cheater who just fell into it. You have to structure your entire life, and your entire relationship with your spouse, in a way that makes it possible.

    Even if I wanted to, I couldn't get away with cheating on my spouse for ten frickin' minutes. This is because I haven't set up my life with an eye towards having long stretches of unaccountable time, or secure channels of communication that are hidden from my spouse, or secret reserves of money or credit that I can spend without accountability, etc.

    For me to change those things, I would have to sit down and plan out in advance a frickin' 6-month plan of how I was going to change my life to make cheating feasible.

    This, to me, pretty conclusively demonstrates that cheaters know who they are and plan accordingly. And if you do that, I don't want you to be my Congressman. Sorry. Because your OTHER master plan is probably how you're going to fuck ME over, and you've probably been setting that up for just as long as you've set up your cheating scams.

  • ||

    To be fair, some people have jobs and other ostensibly wholesome pursuits that naturally afford them the opportunity to cheat.

  • Fluffy||

    I just don't accept that.

    If I had a job that required me to travel, and on one of those trips I turned my cell phone off so I could score some local talent, that action would stick out like a sore thumb.

    It would be different enough that it would be instantly recognizable. In order to make that work, you have to have a longstanding arrangement where you don't have to be accessible or account for your time. And the only way to GET that is to plan for it.

  • ||

    Why would you have to turn your cell phone off? Is your spouse watching you through the camera?

  • Fluffy||

    So it doesn't ring and so I don't have to answer it.

  • Fluffy||

    And also because I assume that I am not the guy who can pick up some strange chick while admitting that I have an existing spouse.

    My cell phone would have to be off because I would have to trick both sides to make it work.

    Maybe that makes me double my difficulty estimate over what you think it should be. I don't know.

  • ||

    If your spouse calls, you could just call back a few minutes later and tell her you were taking a dump when she called. You could even give her a special ringtone so you would know it's her rather than your credit card company confirming the escort service charge.

    Besides, unless you have some serious stamina or a supremely suspicious spouse, the likelihood of her calling while you're bumping the uglies is pretty small.

  • MattXIV||

    So I take it that you have statistical proof that cheating isn't correlated with metrics of general trustworthiness? Acedotal data isn't a match for valid statistical methods, but it is meaningful for advancing understanding of an issue in their absence, as demostrated by the generally accepted value of publishing case studies.

    The one attempt at drawing some correlations that I can find supports my conclusions, http://research.similarminds.c.....ships/166, athough I can't find enough about the methods to consider it statistically demonstrated for my personal purposes.

    So, show me some data or fuck off.

  • prolefeed||

    Cheating is statistically correlated with a man's wealth. The richer you are, the more likely you are to cheat.

  • prolefeed||

    So if you're poor and touting your fidelity and virtue, maybe that's the case, maybe you are morally pure, but maybe you are making a virtue out of a lack of options.

  • 0x90||

    The story is just a vehicle. Say that the subject matter was that he had accidentally tweeted in public, rather than in private, a confession of his secret appreciation for Bryan Adams.

    Talk about embarrassing.

    So he could've gone on to say, "yeah, yeah, okay, you got me -- now go mind your own business," or he could've said, "somebody hacked my account."

    The first would've been candid and courageous, and implicitly indicative of a strong character, regardless of the specific nature of the so-called offense. The second, owing to a combination of technical ignorance and poor critical thinking skills, shows an inherent contempt for the intelligence of his constituents, and a lack of understanding as to why honesty truly is the best policy.

    At the very least, he should've kept his mouth shut until it could be seen what he was dealing with. But it is only a good strategist who has good strategies to pursue. And he obviously isn't one.

  • ||

    I don't want Wiener to resign. This is a comedic gold mine. It is really simple for him to resolve this matter. Pull out the truth and lay it on the table.

  • ||

    He is supposed to have an news conference. I wonder if he will pull out of this one. He has apparently pulled out of some prior speaking engagements. People were asking, "why won't Weiner come?"

  • ||

    Apparently his watch is 10 mintues fast, causing him to come too soon.

  • MNG||

    He needs to just lay it on the table

  • ||

  • =||

    Names or it didn't happen.

  • SIV||

    Who cares a couple of attention whores are outed?

  • =||

    Yeah. Besides, isn't the age of consent in libertopia, like, twelve?

  • Herpa DURR||

    Hurr durr!!

  • ||

    News Flash "Weiner's wiener hacks pic to Boehner covered in Santorum"

  • Rather||

    breitbart is a pig. He is basically blackmailing. Fuck him

  • Rather||

    breitbart says he is holding back the worse pictures to save Weiner's family. STFU

  • Rather||

    And I know a thing or two about pigs! Oink!

  • SIV||

    You're the pig.

  • Rather||

    SIV,really do you know me? Why the fuck am I a pig?

  • ||

    You know Breitbart?

  • ||

    I think SIV was being ironical in regards to your unsupported ad homonym.

    ie "You are a big moonbot prissy pant booobooo!!"

    "No U!"

  • SIV||

    it's "hominem"
    I blame John for ruining everyone's spelling.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    homonym, hominem - they sounds just the same!

  • Restoras||

    He's a pig because he's hurting Team Blue. Frankly, he's doing the job the lame-stream media abdicated long ago.

    I love seeing all these power-whoring a-holes get torn to shreds by their own arrogance and stupidity.

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • ||

    He's a pig because he's hurting Team Blue.

    I don't think rather is strictly Team Blue.

    She is a moderate statist...and does lean left but not really a left winger.

    Rather is kind of her own thing....what that thing is no one knows...least of all Rather.

    Anyway i think in this case Rather is team cheat-on-your-wife-and-post-nude-pictures-on-the-internet-of-yourself.

    I think i am on that team as well.....even though i get much joy in watching politicians fall.

  • ||

    I didn't think that Larry Craig should have resigned. And there's nothing here as well. I couldn't care less what a congressman does when he doesn't mess with our lives by passing laws. By the way, Weiner chest looks very good for a 46-year-old.

    Also, it's a shame that someone like Mitch Daniels cannot run for President because the media and the public would eat his divorced and remarried wife alive. This is not an endorsement of Daniels about whom I know little, but even if he were an awful politician, he declined to run for President because of the damage the public scrutiny would do to his family life, not because of his awfulness.

  • =||

    Weiner chest looks very good

    I don't care how good it looks. If you're a man and you shave your chest, you have a problem. But only if you think narcissism is a problem.

  • Sudden||

    I have nothing against keeping it trimmed. Some chest hair can grow pretty long. Bringing it down to a #2/#3 is just respectful to pool cleaners and plumbers everywhere.

  • =||

    I trim. I don't shave. When you start shaving it, there is no return to sanity. And it can't end there. Oh no. And you know what is next.

  • prolefeed||

    And you know what is next.

    Posting on h&r with a lame, unimaginative handle?

  • Rather||

    lol

    and for christ sake, groom your balls

  • =||

    Evidently.

  • prolefeed||

    I didn't think that Larry Craig should have resigned.

    Larry Craig represented effing Idaho, the second most Mormon state in the union. There is no way he could have gotten reelected, and the longer he stayed in office, the more likely he'd flip a Red seat to Team Blue.

    That's why his colleagues pressured him to resign.

  • ||

    I actually referred to the Larry Craig hate and demands to resign here, on hit & run. The political calculations behind his resignation, non-resignation, refusal to run for reelections, whatever probably were very sound, but I'm disappointed with with puritanism on hit & run not in Idaho.

  • prolefeed||

    I think the Larry Craig situation was different, in that Craig was voting one way and conducting his private life in a different way, and was getting ripped into on h&r for the hypocrisy.

    Me, I understood why the poor sumbitch did it. He was an R politician in Idaho, the Mormons would not forgive him for being openly bi or gay. Hypocrisy -- or picking a different career -- were the only two options.

  • ||

    It's not puritanical to have a problem with people having sex in public bathrooms.

    "consenting adults behind closed doors" (and the stall doors don't count since they don't go all the way down)

  • ||

    Larry Craig never resigned. He finished his Senate term.

  • asdf||

    There is definitely something up with Daniels. There is a good reason he didn't run.

  • ||

    No shit, Weiner. Only your fool liberal friends believed you.

  • Slap the Enlightened!||

    Haha! Weiner just came clean at a press conference. But he says he won't resign. More's the pity.

  • Skip||

    Hes completely innocent! Daily Kos told me its all Brietbart's fault!

  • Sudden||

    I am convinced that the only reason rectal is defending Wiener is because rectal feels bad for him since she has a bigger cock than he does.

  • Rather||

    I love how most of you have backed-off from the 'resign meme' but in truth, it is what your vindictive 'libertarian for me but not for thee' mentality prevails.

    What is the difference between a democrat, republican, or libertarian?
    Not a fucking thing

  • ||

    I'm not clear on how libertarianism means you're not allowed to criticize an elected official who does stupid things and then lies about it.

  • ||

    Rectal is a mongoloid, Tulpa. Attempting to understand her reasoning is like attempting to understand why a slug decides to go left.

  • Slug||

    To the back, and left.

  • Joe M||

    All part of the new low-sodium guidelines.

  • ||

    Well, the slug probably decided to go left because it channels Vince Lombardi, you know, "Run to Daylight". The slug probably paid attention to Lombardi's chalkboard diagramming where ole Vince said, WE HAVE A SEAL HERERRRRRRRRR AND A SEAL THERERRRRRRRRRRRRR..." Thus, the slug was just executing a student body left and seeking to run to daylight like Paul Hornung did.

  • Rather||

    his sex life in his, as mine is mine, and yours is yours, and epi's is .......imaginary

  • ||

    Yes, but his lie life is not his.

  • Joe M||

    It's not that he needs to be put in jail; it's that he's a lying scumbag, and people generally prefer not to have that type as their elected leaders. Well, in theory at least...

  • ||

    rectal, having sex with your fifteen cats by putting smearing a can of Fancy Feast on your vagina doesn't count as a sex life, you know.

  • ||

    Cats sound painful. Puppies are the way to go.

  • Sudden||

    I see a lot of people saying he shouldn't resign. I'm not saying he should resign, I'm just saying he is an idiot, a scumbag, and I sure as hell wouldn't vote for him. If I were the democratic leadership, I'd encourage him not to run for reelection.

    If sending photos of a remarkably average at best phallis is your bag, go for it since its all legal (I won't even encourage busting him on wire fraud if it turns out he digitally enhanced it). But I have every right to judge him for it, and he has every right to not care what I think. Although I think he should probably care what his constituents think.

  • ||

    What is the difference between a democrat, republican, or libertarian?

    Democrats and Republicans are bad at oral sex.

  • juris imprudent||

    You would think forked tongues would come in handy for that.

  • asdf||

    I want him to resign, not for this, but for any reason. That goes for 99% of congress.

  • Fluffy||

    Did Breitbart really have the stones to walk up to Wiener's open mike and start answering questions?

    OK, I just have to bow to the awesomeness of that. That is even cooler than drinking from the other team's goalie's water bottle.

  • ||

    But not as cool as pissing in the other team's water bottle.

  • Joe M||

    Yeah, I think the essence of it was, "Fuck you." and, "I told you so."

  • General Jack D. Ripper||

    I do not deny them my essence.

  • ||

    libertarians need their own Breitbart.

    Just one mean son of a bitch who is willing to get dirty.

  • asdf||

    I couldn't stop laughing when I saw that too, fucking awesome. Dude has balls for sure.

  • Joe M||

  • Restoras||

    Is it SFW or NSFW?

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi||

    criminals controlling criminals
    extortion blackmail bribery
    911 story full of lies

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Update:

    PENIS!

    End update.

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner||

    See? I told you we were looking into it.

  • ||

    This isn't as gratifying as Spitzer, unfortunately.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So we can put the matter to rest now. And, more importantly, put that picture to rest and never have reason to use it in a post again.

  • USDA||

    Actually, we're considering the picture as a basis for the next food "pyramid."

  • Department of Indian Affairs||

    Actually Tipis are trademarked by the Sioux nation.

  • Sudden||

    Reason owes us Lobster Girl to make up for permanently damaging us and forcing us into high priced therapy sessions from the recent posts.

  • ||

    REMEMBER AUGUST 18TH!!!

    http://reason.wikia.com/wiki/Images_on_Hit_and_Run

    ps there should be a link to lobster girl in there somewhere.

  • ||

    Here's an account he used to send some of his pics:

    http://www.invisible.ir/rockoh77

    What a doofus! How could he expect to be "invisible" there when he's a distinctive-looking public figure and his face is in the pics?

  • Joe M||

    What would really launch this thread into 1000+ territory is if we knew if Weiner was cut or not.

  • ||

    Just keep checking biggovernment.com this week....

  • Sudden||

    The Jewish name should render any speculation obselete.

  • =||

    The word is "superfluous."

  • The God who commanded Abraham||

    No, obsolete.

  • Snowbee||

    http://www.mrmediatraining.com.....Bulge1.jpg

    If you would kindly draw your attention to the location of Congressman Weiner's glans, you find a shape quite reminiscent of the bottom-rear portion of Darth Vader's helmet.

    And that is the last time I will use the words "If you would kindly draw your attention to the location of Congressman Weiner's glans" EVER AGAIN.

  • ||

    "Once I realized I had posted to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down and said that I’d been hacked," Weiner said Monday. "I then continued with that story - to stick to that story - which was a hugely regrettable mistake.

    Odd how the regret about lying rears its head a few hours after his lie becomes impossible to maintain. And why the fuck is he even bothering to give yet another implausible excuse -- now he's saying it was sent as a joke -- after we know he is fully able and willing to fabricate such excuses? No one with half a brain is going to believe him.

  • ||

    Well, it wasn't a joke. Another woman or two are now coming forward, one of who had a 30 minute sex phone conversation with him.

  • Mike||

    Was he interviewed by the police or FBI? If he told them that story would he not have just perjured himself?

  • ||

    I disagree with Nick on this.

    Wienergate IS important.

    We don't know these people we elect. How they react to personal crap like this (lying, cajoling, cover-ups) tells us who they really are.

    His reaction was the story. Not the stupid pictures.

  • asdf||

    Yeeep, how would this asswipe react to a real problem?

  • ||

    Yup. What was his first inclination? Cover up and lie. He went through 'morality' like Thelma and Louise hitting the Grand Canyon.

  • ||

    Right, because in their typical political lives, they are completely honest, lol. These folks lie every chance they get, and don't think twice about it. Why does anyone believe it would be different with something like this?

    For the record, he should resign, but not because of this. He should resign because he's a typical lying, liberal douchebag. Sending pics to women doesn't effect me at all. Being a liberal douche that helps pass liberal legislation does.

  • ||

    I think a better strategy for Breitbart would be to release the pictures one at a time, in increasing order of incriminatingness. That way you could get Weiner to change his story each time.

    His explanation now is essentially unfalsifiable without cooperation from the woman who got the photos.

  • ||

    Why should he resign? There's probably people in Congress who have more disgusting quirks than this.

  • 0x90||

    I totally agree -- it's likely that many of them have quirks far more disgusting than his directly lying to the whole world for a week. They had better all resign.

  • Overnumerousness||

    Seriously? 400 Comments and no one went to this well...

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-looks-shopped

  • Joe M||

    Yep, three hours ago. Sorry.

  • Overnumerousness||

    Missed it. Thanks for the catch. Trying to sift through and find it the end of the work day is asking a lot.

  • Colin||

    Too bad he didn't admit that the health care bill he touted was a sham.

    That was a far greater scandal than this.

  • ||

    Agreed on bad health care law.

  • Joe M||

    That new screen cap is gold, by the way.

  • ||

    I like how FoxNews jammed that (D) into the legend after Weiner's name in the screencap.

  • Richard ||

    On the resignation issue, I'm with Jonah Goldberg:

    As for his decision not to resign, I think it reflects poorly upon the man and our times. He constantly says that he didn’t break the law and that nothing he did reflects on his work as a public servant. Though he concedes that people can draw different conclusions. I’ll say. Here’s mine. He has behaved dishonorably. That is an old-fashioned word, but I don’t think it is has lost its relevance. Politicians brag about being family men for a reason. They tout their families for a reason. They want people to believe they are honest, forthright, and decent people for a reason. Claiming “I didn’t break the law” is the last refuge of dishonorable men in situations like this.

    I for one think we should continue to demand that our public servants be honorable men and women. We’ll often be disappointed because public servants are human beings and human beings almost always fall short of our ideals. When that happens leaders should apologize for their mistakes. Weiner has done that. Good for him. But despite assurances to the contrary, I don’t believe he has taken “full responsibility” for his actions.

    It is also flatly untrue that this will not affect his ability to do his job. How much work has he gotten done in the last week? How effective will he be politically in the months and weeks ahead? The fact is that he is not resigning out of vanity, not integrity.
  • ||

    I trust Goldberg published similar pieces regarding Ensign and Vitter, both of whom engaged in far more morally dubious conduct (including actual illegal conduct) than Weiner has been accused of so far.

  • ||

    I doubt it.

  • ||

    In my irregular perusal of the writings of the National Review crowd, they haven't seemed shy about condemning Republicans for sex scandals.

  • ||

    No doubt but Weiner's difficulties lay in the cover up. He has clearly lied himself, and it's likely that he got others to lie too (see Betty and Veronica's parents, see the Comely Coed). Plus the ages, but that's hair splitting.

  • Jerry||

    Weiner should resign because he makes it harder (no pun intended) for other politicians who find themselves in a similar situation --but are innocent-- to make a case to the public.

  • ||

    Weiner's arrogance trumps all.

  • ||

    other politicians who find themselves in a similar situation --but are innocent

    Sounds like a small group, to me.

  • ||

    If behaving dishonorably was grounds for resigning, he should have resigned long ago. Of all the dishonorable things this clown and others have done, this ranks least.

  • ||

    It's entirely possible that the women Anthony Weiner sent pictures to also sent revealing pictures of themselves to him.

  • ||

    So?

  • ||

    Some here seem to think that women don't appreciate photos of male body parts. Some do, and some also want to flaunt their own body parts.

  • SIV||

    some also want to flaunt their own body parts

    No Shit?
    You realize we're all on the internet here.

  • ||

    Did you know that hippos urinate backwards?

  • ||

    Do they? I did not know.

  • ||

    Yes, they clearly don't have zoos or safari expeditions in Anarchotopia, so I'd expect you don't.

  • ||

    It was a bit untoward of Breitbart to explicitly say that he would release the remaining photos if Weiner didn't stop picking on him. The (somewhat difficult to believe) remark about how he was holding back further pictures to protect Weiner's family was sufficient to communicate the message that Weiner better not fuck with him anymore.

  • ||

    I am surprised at the moralizing coming from people on a libertarian website.

  • SIV||

    We should be more respectful of lying politicians.

  • asdf||

    lol yes

  • ||

    Babs Walter already solved it on The View. The pictures were all for his wife!

  • ||

    What part of the difference between moralizing and using the state to enforce morality do you not understand?

  • ||

    Point taken.

  • ||

    For the 1992350th time, libertarianism != libertinism.

    Just because I don't believe people should be coerced if they're not harming others or occupying others' property doesn't mean I think it's fine and dandy to be sending pictures of your junk (or at least the outline thereof) to random women.

  • ||

    Do you think these women were random? I thought they were following him on Twitter. Maybe they sent him messages and he responded.

    Men in positions of power, and/or fame, and/or possessing wealth are probably constantly exposed to temptation because women find these men appealing. I'm not excusing the behavior of those who succumb to temptation. I think a guy who holds elective office and plans to run for an even more powerful job, and engages in the kind of behavior that Weiner engaged in, is incredibly foolish.

  • ||

    Libertarians are human, moralizing is natural. So, when libertarians see a person they don't like -- a politician -- they resort to moralizing right away.

  • ||

    Libertarians are moralizers. We don't like the human flotsam which is the public sector-you know the parasites who feed off of the warfare and welfare state.

    Weiner is a parasite, first and foremost.

  • asdf||

    Any excuse to get rid of some of these assholes.

  • ||

    This is probably closest to the truth.

    People here have an aversion to politicians, particularly Democratic ones.

  • ||

    Oh yeah, it's a real bastion of Republican apologism around here.

  • ||

    I suppose I may hate the Democrats somewhat more than the Republicans, but it's all relative. I despise both parties quite a lot. The Dems get a little extra because they seem more actively suicidal than the GOP.

  • ||

    The Dems also don't have the major media outlets to check them. An unbridled horse will get into more trouble (and if there's a breeding shed around, watch out) than a bridled one.

    I think the Republicans aspire to be even worse than the Democrats but they're afraid of the newspaper and pundit class.

  • ||

    They both aspire to be worse than the other, and they fulfill this aspiration in spades.

  • Snowbee||

    I agree, though it's often difficult to choose favor between Bible Nannies or Socialist Nannies when it comes down to practice.

  • ||

    Neither party belongs within one thousand miles of any power over other people.

  • ||

    moralizing is natural.

    I don't think it is.

    It depends on lots of unrelated people interacting. Our "natural" state did not include knowing more then say 50 people....most of whom would be your family. In that situation moralizing is impossible. In our natural state your family told you what to do and you either did it or you did not.

  • reason blog reader||

    When reality surprises you, it's not always reality's fault. Are you sure you didn't get "libertarian" and "libertine" confused?

    Weiner (like Gingrich, Clinton, etc) has the freedom to be a lying cheating man-slut (modulo the generous divorce terms his wife now deserves if she wants them). We have the freedom to point out he's a lying cheating man-slut, to discourage others from trusting or voting for liars, cheaters, and/or man-sluts, and even to just express general disapproval and/or amusement at lying, cheating, and/or man-sluttery. Let freedom ring!

  • ||

    It can't ring with democracy and voting and two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner.

    Seeking public office and holding public office is, in and of itself, a slimy, sleazy pursuit of morally depraved thugs-like Weiner.

  • BoscoH||

    I'm pretty sure it's not moralizing when you point at someone else's tiny dick and laugh out loud.

  • ||

    It didn't look tiny to me.

  • ||

    What a sleazebag! A single U.S. Congressman behaving this way is bad enough. What an example for kids? However, why would he continue after he's married. And how does he know all the women he inflicted his pictures on were adults? Did he ask them? Funny that we didn't see any of those photos on reelection posters or TV ads? And what's worse? The disgraceful behavior or the outright lying?

  • ||

    Why would this be bad behavior for a single congressman? Not sure where you've been, but this is what people do nowadays. As long as they were consenting adults, I don't see what the big deal is. If he were hooking up with girls he met around town, would anyone be asking for his resignation?

    Being married, however, is a different issue. Still not sure it's grounds for resignation though.

  • ||

    Looks like someone has Weiner by the balls.

  • Slap the Enlightened!||

    Should he resign? Sure! Admittedly, the republic isn't gonna stand or fall on Weiner's weiner, but why miss an opportunity to kick a politician out of office?

  • ||

    Actually, the more prolonged and painful this is, the better. It distracts the political class and their sycophantic media enablers from actually doing harm.

    I want this circus to stretch out as long as possible. I hope he grasps hold with both hands and then has his own party pry him out.

  • ||

    I am not worthy. I am not worthy. All hail Epi.

  • ||

    You can't beat a fisting reference. You really can't.

  • ||

    Even better, the mongoloid partisans will keep digging deeper and deeper, making the freak show just that more entertaining.

    Schadenfreude. It's what's for dinner.

  • ChicagoSucks||

    I think they should make him quietly dance naked at the Jefferson Memorial.

  • Jerry||

    So the moral of this story is to not have Bill Clinton preside over your wedding ceremony, ever.

  • ||

    Can some think up a joke with, "You'll pull my Weiner out of my cold dead hands?"

  • ||

    Just when we all thought the Weiner was pulling out, he plunges back in.

  • ||

    Weiner needs to resign. He is only making it hard on himself and his family.

  • ||

    Weiner got stuck in one of the round-a-about doors: in, out, in, out, in, out, and finally, he threw up.

  • ||

    Is it a contradiction to be hard on Weiner and soft on Boehner (pronounced BONER!!!!)?

  • ChicagoSucks||

    ok that was pretty good

  • ||

    Weiner's hopes to be in the circumcision commercial were dashed when he didn't make the cut.

  • ||

    There's gold in this here blog!

  • Joe M||

    If Weiner went soft after getting beaten, he'd be selling himself short.

  • ||

    That's the spirit!!!

  • ||

    If you are nice to Weiner, he'll give you a pearl necklace.

  • Izzy||

    Gillespie should resign. Reason desperately needs new blood.

  • _||

    "the screencap no representative (or their significant other) wants to see"

    Writing sentences like that one is reason enough.

  • vivian ||

    ALL LIBERALS SHOULD RESIGN, ESPECIALLY OBAMA...

  • BoscoH||

    Hearing David Gergen say "It got a lot bigger once he lied" just made coffee go through my nose. "Literally"

  • ||

    This thing is just blowing up in his face.

  • ||

    Pinocchio Penis!

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    How soon before his wife files for divorce?

    After his big, million-dollar celebrity wedding only what, one year ago?

  • ||

    No kidding. I assume she married him for his career. That's pretty much done.

    This merger didn't work out. Time to unload the acquisition, eh, Huma?

  • ||

    it's a strange turn of history -

    In the past, imagine a congress-critter swapping nude (or other) photographs through the mail with someone not his wife. It would have meant the end of his political career.

    Now? The politician shrugs it off and continues to serve.

    What does this say about modern morals? Dunno, since the Wiener, er Weiner story was always a non-starter in my book. If he wants to make a fool of himself, that's his right. It is comedy gold though.

  • prolefeed||

    Ummm, I think it IS the end of his political career. But, legally, they can't kick him out of office until his term is up. And the pay is pretty damn good.

  • ||

    true, but in the past, the politician would have the good graces to resign. Now they hope they can squeeze through another election. Perhaps the "shame factor" is lower than before.

  • Pope Jimbo||

    What is this crap about him not breaking the law?

    Does no one else see those pictures behind his nude chest? He's totally ripping off the intellectual property of at least a couple of photographers!

    Also, after close examination of the way the light is bouncing off those picture frames, I can tell that they are vibrating due to being blasted by "When Doves Cry" by Prince. Why is the RIAA not suing?

  • _||

    Stretch. Fail.

  • ||

    You're so utterly useless, anonypussy. Why don't you just go and passive aggressively kill yourself?

  • _||

    Who, me? Nah.

  • ||

    Thanks for sharing the condition of your anal sphincter with us.

  • Slap the Enlightened!||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Bless that she-devil.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    No Simpsons Love?

    Male TV Character: You robbed me of my manhood!
    Female TV Character: That's petty theft!

  • Joe M||

    Anyone else think Weiner's story was a load?

  • guy in the back row||

    There are certainly sticky fingers all over this story.

  • ||

    Of course he ought to resign, and if he doesn't the esthetic police should sling him in jail. It's painful to look at or listen to him. Please, please, Tony, go far, far away,

  • guy in the back row||

    Anthony should have taken Benny Hill's advice:

    "They don't tell, yell, or swell,
    and they're as grateful as hell,
    give me an older woman every time!"

  • vivian ||

    Maybe he did nothing illegal, but he did something immoral.. and to me, thats enough to kick his butt out of office.

  • ||

    We so rarely catch them, anyway. I think something that shows an extreme lack of judgment--and this definitely qualifies--should be plenty to get someone tossed out. Shit, I think they should be in jeopardy of being expelled from office all the time. Instead of the you-can't-get-them-out-with-a-crowbar situation we have today.

  • ||

    Yeah, I don't really care what takes a politician down. I just want to see as many go down as possible, so that they're all a little scared and we get some turnover.

  • ||

    This right here.

  • ||

    Every day they walk into their office, they should be looking around to see if the Capitol Police are coming to escort them out. Every day.

  • Warty||

    PWND

  • 0x90||

    Threadweiner!

  • ||

    The best part of this is watching the liberal left try and clean the egg they have all over their faces after their vehement and unfettered support for the liar Weiner and attack on the truthful Breitbart. Gotta Love It!

  • Lib Left||

    That ain't egg on our faces.

  • Fire Tiger||

    He said he did not know the ages of all the women to whom he had sent messages, saying, "they're all adults, at least to the best of my knowledge."
    "I know that I never had any intention to have any interaction with underage women," he added

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The whole, she looked 18 your honor, defense.

  • Snowbee||

    I know there's the old cliche about politicians kissing babies, but come on now!

    By the way, there isn't much better than the headline Fox News is sporting right now: "WEINER SHOCKER"

  • Joe M||

    Hahahahaha... excellent.

  • ||

    This is an actual headline at cbsnews.com

    "Anthony Weiner comes clean on explicit photo."

  • Joe M||

    Brilliant.

  • Joe M||

    From cbsnews:

    A teary Rep. Anthony Weiner apologized on Monday for having "inappropriate" telephone and email conversations with six women over three years, though he said he did not break any laws and would not step down.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi immediately called for an investigation of Weiner's actions.

    And under the bus he goes!

  • Snowbee||

    "Weiner under the bus" is a euphemism in search of a definition.

  • ||

    For all of the liberals who have been defending and making excuses for Weiner over the past ten days, I hope you are embarrassed. We all knew Weiner was an arrogant loudmouth wiseacre, now we also know that he is a sleazy liar who doesn't have the integrity to resign.

    He is such an embarrassment to the party that Nancy Pelosi is calling for an investigation by the Ethics Committee. Making phone sex calls from a Congressional office is certainly grounds for censure, if not expulsion. The people of NY 9 should be demanding his resignation. They deserve better.

  • Snowbee||

    Do they? Do they really?

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Nah, not most of them. Some, maybe, but most of them - nah, they can go pound sand and deserve what they get for voting for that collossal creep.

  • ||

    "Assuming he's correct that he broke no laws nor ethical code for House members, do you think Weiner should resign?"

    From his own best interests/strategic standpoint--no.

    What does he gain by resigning?

    I can't imagine this will play well with the voters come the next election, but this is hardly the most salacious thing anyone's ever done while in office--and gotten away with it.

    Does the name "Bill Clinton" ring a bell?

  • ||

    What does he gain by resigning?

    He gains letting this story die in a few weeks. And Clinton never won an election after Monicagate -- he was popular at the time, but that was because the economy was booming.

  • prolefeed||

    I would be willing to be hassled by the press for the pay Weiner is getting, plus the ability to vote "no" on everything Congress does.

    I don't see any personal upside for Weiner from resigning. Giving up power and money for -- what? He's gonna be mocked either way, resign or not.

  • ||

    He could be holding on to work a deal for some sinecure in exchange for resigning.

  • ||

    opps

    http://www.weiner.house.gov/is.....spx?id=844

    Protecting Children On the Internet

    In early 2007 my office did a study that found that over 85% of registered sex offenders in New York City live less than five blocks from schools, and 670 sex offenders live within just two blocks. Some offenders are even closer, permanently residing less than 500 feet away from unwitting parents, educators and children.

    Along with several colleagues in Congress, we introduced & passed the KIDS (Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators) Act of 2007, a bill to require sex offenders to register their e-mail and instant message addresses with the National Sex Offender Registry. The “Kids Act’ implemented one of my six recommendations to keep a closer eye on sex offenders both near school grounds and online. I also proposed stricter GPS tracking of sex offenders, tougher enforcement of registration laws and more public disclosure of sex offender data.

    Sadly, the Internet is the predator's venue of choice today. We need to update our strategies and our laws to stop these offenders who are a mere click away from our children.

    To read the text of the KIDS (Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators) Act of 2007

    Also this is now an official epic thread.

  • Joe M||

    Are you surprised? We had to hold in the Weiner talk for more than a week; everyone was fit to burst.

  • ||

    I guess.

    I am only here cuz everyone else is.

    I really do not care for the story much.

  • Snowbee||

    Hahahaha!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    AAAAAAAA-HAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh man, it's like irony was created for politicians.

  • ||

    More than ever, the more vehement a politician is about a political issue, the more likely they are to be doing it themselves. I mean, you just can't make this shit up.

  • ||

    Every politician is vehement about ProtectingTheChildren.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    You might say this Weiner thread is bulging with comments.

  • ||

    Good find. LOL

  • ||

    I "found" it on drudge.

    So i should not get any credit for it.

    For naming this an Epic thread I claim all credit.

  • ||

    God damnit. Today would have to be the day that I'm beyond busy.

  • ||

    To be fair, he said that as far as he knew none of the people he sent the pix to were minors. Not sure how much effort he expended to confirm that they weren't minors, though.

  • yuk yuk yuk||

    Expended or expanded?

  • bobbyvero||

    It doesnt matter. Why would someone who is a public figure and a person responsible to their consituents and the country, even think to send something like that out in the internet. Is he that clueless he didnt think it would end up on message boards and minors would have it? Is his judgement that bad that he didnt think he would ever be found out? Hey, he brought this on himself.

  • ||

    Liberal pukes might think twice before libeling Breitbart again. He's becoming very powerful at exposing commie weasels.

  • Bruce Majors||

    Rep. Anthony Weiner denounces Andrew Breitbart as "culturally insensitive and Islamophobic," says that under Shaira law his marriage to Muslim Huma Abedin allows him to sext up to 4 women.

  • SFC B||

    I find the most disturbing thing about this whole thread is that there is a Reason H&R wiki.

  • ||

    Epic thread added to the list:

    http://reason.wikia.com/wiki/Epic_Thread

  • cynical||

    It only has 55 pages. That's... sort of depressing considering how long it's been around.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Weiner should have shown up for his press conference in just his skivvies.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Maybe he'll resign and they'll elect a Representative Frankfurter to replace him.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    It would be even better if his first name were "Willy".

    Or John Thomas (I actually know a guy named John Thomas).

  • ||

    Of course he should resign. And, of course, he WON'T!

  • Snowbee||

    He won't resign until he gets a chance at the starring role in "This Ain't Congress: A XXX Parody."

  • Snowbee||

    By the way, I just came up with that, so I get the money if that gets made, right?

  • 0x90||

    Frist!

  • ||

    Come on now, Ted killed Mary Jo and Barney had a brothel running out of his apartment, not to mention Gerry had an "improper" relationship with a House Page, and they served, or are still serving, for many, many years afterward.

    He ain't goin' nowhere.

  • TRTB||

    You think he gets to play by the same rules as Ted and Barney?

  • Mr Whipple||

    Hey Steve, are you on your way to Red Rocks? Why no Philly date? I saw you guys in 1979 on the Monolith tour in Philly. Didn't you fall off the stage at the Tower Theater one year?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcimbVe0eNo

  • .||

    Resign? Why would anyone expect a dishonorable sonofabitch to resign?

  • Hits and Runs||

    Guy walks into a sausage party and tells a wiener joke. Yuks ensue.

  • ||

    We would be making just as many jokes if it were Senator Cooch.

  • Bruce Majors||

    Rep. Anthony Weiner's says he has never met the six women. But given what the meaning of "is" is in post-Clintonian Demobonics, we must ask him: Have they had cyber-sex?

  • ||

    He also said, when asked about whether he had sent naughty pictures from his House office computer, that "usually I do it from home." (emph mine) He didn't say "did", so the continual tense he used means he expects to continue doing it.

  • 0x90||

    I'll tell you one thing: for you to focus on petty questions like that, rather than on his brazenly arrogant belief that he could lie to everybody and get away with it, is about the best present he could hope for you to give him from here on out.

    Because that is *all* that this is about. The story would've been a comparative blip on the radar screen if had been what he said it was. It would've been mildly titillating trash news and that's all. That it was so clearly not what he was making it out to be was the real fuel for this fire.

    He chose to face the music on the substance of the story itself, only when he realized that doing so was his only hope of obscuring the magnitude of the damage his response to it would potentially cause his career.

    I say potentially, because if people allow themselves to remain interested primarily in terms of the story's tawdry dimension, perhapse he'll get away with it.

  • ||

    You do know those are pectoral implants, don't you? Note the irregular edges in the center of his chest. Scar tissue forming around an implant does that.

  • Snowbee||

    To be fair, the guy's face looks like a dockworker's ass used as a catcher's glove, too. I think Mr. Weiner is just what we call a deformed sack of poo.

  • ||

  • ||

    Paging SugarFree!

  • juris imprudent||

    Hasn't the man suffered enough - imagine having to probe Nancy.

  • -||

    “I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony’s wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents,” Pelosi said in a statement. "As a mother and a grandmother, I'll never be able to enjoy a weiner again with the same relish."

  • ||

    At Weiner's press conference, although his crocodile tears were yummy, I wish he would've done that weird thing with his lips that Spitzer did.

  • ||

    Also, new episode of South Park this week. I'm sure they'll work Weinergate into it somehow.

  • ||

    Weiner's salty secretions are indeed yummy.

  • bobbyvero||

    This should come as no surprise. Anytime someone can't give you a direct answer to a question, you know they are hiding something. When he started pulling a clinton, he just about confirmed his guilt. His defense was lame. He had to think we were stupid to believe he didnt know how those pictures got out there. How did they get in there in the first place and why? These politicians think they are above it all and won't get caught. Surprise!!!!

  • Coeus||

    A whole bunch of people asking why he did it and why the women didn't like it. Here's my take, second question first:

    Q: Why didn't they like it?
    A: All of the women involved in these scandals are young. The vast majority of women under the age of 35 want a man who doesn't need them and who won't take shit from them. Period (if they have a list of qualifications, you'll find that most of the guys they date don't fit on it). This indicates power to them. All else is secondary. Think about it. A superpowerful man is interested in them. They love it. After messaging privately for awhile, he sends them these pics. It seems needy, doesn't it? They know it is. They feel the same way when they put on a shirt 3 sizes too small and go jogging. "Look at me! Give me validation!" A powerful man shouldn't need validation. The clam then procedes to dry out faster than the donuts at a Qwik-E-Mart. So then they have these highly valuable pictures of a guy they aren't so interested in any more. The only reason it took so long to come out is because of his large amount of power. It took awhile for the needy kid to overwhelm the powerful man in their mind. There's probably a bunch more out there in the posession of women who haven't made that mental leap yet.

    Q:Why did he do it?
    A: For the same reason they're talking to him in the first place. He's powerful. Powerful men don't have to learn what women like in order to bang them, since they already like them before they even meet. He just assumed that, since it would turn him on, that it would turn them on. In addition, powerful men rarely have to deal with the consequences of their actions, so he didn't bother to think about what could happen.

    Bonus tip:
    Don't send dick pictures. Don't. But if you must, never send them before you bang her a few times.

  • ||

    701 comments ok here is what I have to say. David Vitter didn't resign. Charlie Rangel didn't resign. Larry Craig finished out his Senate term.

    This is politics, not the moral patrol. He didn't rape an intern. What he did involved other consenting adults. So it's now between him and his wife.

    As far as his public career, I don't think this kind of stuff makes any kind of difference. Jeez, he sex-Twits. In the hierarchy of evil, I really haven't got a problem with the guy.

  • Shirley Sherrod ||

    What he did involved other consenting adults. So it's now between him and his wife.

    Wiener is pretty sure about the "consenting", not so sure about the "adults". Fortunately he passed a law against that sort of thing so I'm sure he'll enjoy his time in Federal Prison. I hear virtual kid-rapers are real popular in there.

  • Shirley Sherrod ||

    I'm sure "Hamas Huma" is happy to be back gap-lapping the Secretary of State.
    Hillary has strap-ons bigger than Wiener's arm.

  • ||

    I am thinking his Muslim in-laws are not happy right now.

  • whoosh...||

    He took you for an idiot, and clearly, was justified in having done so.

  • Keith||

    well if there's worse politicians in congress then certainly we must lower our standards at least to their level. Interesting perspective there.

  • Gilbert Martin||

    Here we will see the usual double standard applied to these sorts of things.

    Republicans are required to resign.

    Democrats are excused and allowed to keep their job.

  • Sacre Bleu ||

    who cares

  • ||

    Unless it is a Republican of course.

  • Jimmy Olsen||

    What's he doing on Russian government TV? Should we call him Novosibirsk Nick?

  • ||

    Time to put a fork in Weiner.

  • Slap the Enlightened!||

    Ouch!

  • ||

    Erections have consequences.

  • anarch||

    Bored of Erections.

  • TRTB||

    Erections have consequences.

    Oh man, threadwinner like that wasted as a 5am post.

  • ||

    I stole it from somewhere. I can't remember where I saw it. but it wasn't mine. But it is a good one.

  • C. Kaneko||

    If the hypocrites on the fringe right want Congressman Weiner to resign, so should the disgraceful Senator Vitter whom ordered up hookers over the phone while on the Senate Floor.

  • ||

    Sure. I don't think anyone on here is going to complain if Vitter goes to. You don't come around here much do you?

  • 0x90||

    Here's something mildly interesting to watch, John: as you encounter political argumentation from any source, start noting what percentage of it is based entirely on complaints of hypocrisy.

  • Parker||

    He slipped and fell own his own sword.

    It couldn't have happened to a more deserving man.

  • Rachel Maddow||

    What is it with you men and your penises? Nobody wants to see that!

    Now, if it had been pictures of a nice big strap-on (like my new Dykemaster 9000) or a turbo-charged vibrator, that would be different.

  • Mark||

    I think these calls for Wiener to step down are wrong. So the man is an idiot...so he's a perv...so he's dishonest....so what? How does this distinguish him from all the other sleazebags up there?

    Better idea: Make him the minority leader in the house. Make him the face of the Democrat party.

  • Anthony's Weiner||

    How does this distinguish him from all the other sleazebags up there?

    It doesn't. However, I am an outstanding member.

  • Anthony Weiner||

    You had your 15 minutes, now go.

  • ||

    More like 15 seconds.

  • Slap the Enlightened!||

    Better idea still - hand out Oscar Mayer Wiener Whistles to his constituents wherever he's making a speech.

  • Okay, kos trolls...||

    Show us on the doll where Mr. Weiner hurt you. It was here [points to heart], wasn't it.

  • Almanian||

    *golf clap*

    That's just beautiful...

  • ||

    Is it worth asking if Weiner was alone in the room when the incriminating pix were taken?

  • Nancy Pelosi||

    As she who shall not be named might say, "You betcha!"

  • ||

    How do you say I've had enough Weiner without sounding gay?

    No homo

  • 80sfan||

    Christ this Russian broad is tedious.

    What, did her producer interrupt her in the middle of planning her junior year semester abroad? If you're too good to comment upon a mere Congressman and his dong photography, fucking skip it. Go get Nouriel Roubini and he'll be able to talk about some shit.

  • 80sfan||

    I watched some more, they had these cutesy martini glasses. How long have you all been dealing with that smug bitch? It's like she has all the highbrow sophistication of the old Air America "Morning Molotov" program, except with the finely honed comic timing of the "Newsbusters" woman

  • Moviephilia||

    Unless the material yet to come, if there is more, includes the distinguished gentleman burying his pecker through numerous gerbils like an avante garde sish kabob, withon a week this will only be remembered as yet another incident of mean people trying to smear an upstanding representative of the people, and the announcement that he cannot step down, as it would hand them some sort of 'victory'. Next election, his short term memory deficient electorate will return him to office in a landslide, because he displays 'moxy', disregarding any claims of other specific body parts he's also fond of putting on display.