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Remember how NY Rep. Anthony Weiner said that he hadn't tweeted a picture of his penis? Well, he actually did tweet a picture of his penis. "The picture was of me, and I sent it," a teary Weiner told reporters today. He admitted that he's sent "inappropriate" messages to half a dozen women over the past few years, but said that he hadn't cheated on his wife of one year, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. (Maybe Abedin's job will be a help here — I feel like Hillary might have some unique guidance on handling this situation.)

Weiner's confession comes as ABC News prepares to run an interview with Meagan Broussard, a twenty-six-year-old woman to whom Weiner had been sending sexual messages. Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart's also posted a picture of a shirtless Weiner. (Check out their site — at the moment it's basically So maybe Weiner realized that his initial claims (weirdly, that the picture was of him but that he wasn't the one who'd tweeted it — nearly Clintonian levels of hair-splitting there, and false to boot) probably weren't going to hold up for long.

Weiner is shaken and already in the "describing one's wife as 'a remarkable woman'" stage of repentance, but the congressman, known for being combative, also said that he would not be resigning, and that "I am sorry, and I continue to be, but I don't see anything that I did that violates any rule of the House. I don't see anything I did that certainly violated my oath of office." There's the old fighting spirit. Up, Weiner!

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Comments ( 15 )

Jun 06 11 at 7:29 pm

It's totally inappropriate but wow, he is very nicely hung.

Jun 06 11 at 8:46 pm

I don't think there was anything lewd or even wrong with the pictures he posted. I'm just annoyed that he didn't admit to posting the pictures right from the beginning. I don't understand how he thought he could actually hide something like this. I feel embarrassed for him and sorry for his wife.
What an idiot.

and I think he should have just admitted that he posted it before it got out of control. He made the situation worse.

Jun 06 11 at 10:05 pm

Agreed. (Also, is it wrong that I still love him? I think what he did was insanely stupid but I loves me some Anthony Weiner.)

Jun 07 11 at 7:05 am

Seconded. You know all those weiner jokes people have been cracking? I would have gotten on the news and made them first. "I put my weiner-shots on so people would stop calling me wine-er".

Jun 06 11 at 10:57 pm

I'd hit it. Hard.

Jun 06 11 at 11:00 pm

"weiner is shaken." :)

Jun 07 11 at 3:29 am

I hope his wife leaves him. She deserves better.

Jun 07 11 at 4:23 am

I hope someone leaves you, since they would deserve better.

Jun 07 11 at 7:06 am

Her maiden name is Hootch so just imagine the sorts of pictures she's sending out....

Jun 07 11 at 8:23 am

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Jun 07 11 at 2:24 pm
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It won't be long before he has to resign over this. But the usual resignation reason, "to spend more time with one's family", doesn't seem like it would apply.

Jun 07 11 at 3:46 pm
G Unit

If Clinton didn't resign, why would this guy? He is not sorry either. Just sorry he got caught.

Jun 07 11 at 4:16 pm
G Unit

Just read his texting/tweeting on Radar. I'd say his marriage is done after the Mrs. reads it.

Jun 07 11 at 4:17 pm

I think it's all my fault. I supported Bill Clinton. I supported John Edwards. I supported Eliot Spitzer. I had been thinking, yeah, Anthony Weiner could make a really good mayor. I sure know how to pick 'em.

BTW, if you accurately pronounced his last name in Yiddish/German, it would be "Vine-er." Never understood why he didn't go that route.

Jun 07 11 at 4:31 pm

Once again it's not the initial infraction but the lying about it that costs the most. Too bad. Tony was a passionate and erudite advocate for his district. Valuable as he was, he's proven himself dispensible.

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