In a contentious, must-see encounter with the media, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) said that he's no longer interested in talking about how an improper message was sent via his Twitter account to a 21 year old female college student.
Dan Amira: "We won't pretend to know the truth behind Weinergate -- whether Weiner was the victim of a hacker or prankster or conservative conspiracy, or whether he was personally responsible for sending a college girl a photo of a man's bulge over Twitter. But what's clear is that Weiner is only inviting more suspicion on himself by the way he's handling the attention."
"If Weiner is truly innocent of Internet hanky-panky, such questions would indeed be irritating and tiresome... Evading questions, however, is a strategy most often utilized by people with something to hide, and will only further pique the media's interest. Weiner either has something to hide, or he has no idea how the media operates."
Don't know what happened here, wasn't really all that interested in the Twitter/Weiner story earlier than this because I couldn't imagine somebody as politically astute as Anthony Weiner doing anything this stupid.
The whole story just seemed so unreal and the hacking angle seemed the most likely explanation.
But now, I'm not so sure I believe the hacking story any longer.
Not saying Weiner really did send the crotch picture to the female college student, but his handling of the story is growing worse by the hour, so whatever the hell did happen, something seems fishy.
The media sharks will continue to circle now.
If Weiner did do something here, we'll know soon enough what happened.
Just ask former Congressman Chris Lee about how well hiding this stuff works.
However this all plays out, I would knock Weiner down a few pegs in the 2013 NYC mayoral prognostications.
That CNN interview won't play so well in commercials.