New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has retained an attorney to advise him “what civil or criminal actions should be taken” after a lewd picture was sent from his Twitter account... Weiner, who has represented part of New York City since 1998, says online hacking led to a close-up shot of a man’s underwear being sent from his official Twitter account Saturday night...
...Weiner’s office did not answer specific questions about the photograph, whether he has contacted authorities or the Seattle woman who received the photograph... He has said that his Facebook was hacked and if his Twitter had the same password, that too could be vulnerable...
...The key point about Weiner’s retaining counsel and making noises about “civil or criminal actions” is that it permits the congressman to employ the old “ongoing legal proceedings” excuse not to talk about the case. Anyone who remembers the Clinton administration will be familiar with this tactic: “Oh, well, we’re exploring our legal options and aren’t at liberty to discuss an ongoing investigation.”
Interviewed briefly by CNN, Weiner was curiously incurious about the pursuit of the person(s) who compromised his Twitter account.
I was hacked, it happens to people. You move on.
This is a prank, uhh, not a terribly creative one, and it's a distraction...
Look... you've got Republicans playing games with the debt limit, a Supreme Court Justice who is refusing to recuse himself despite conflicts of interest, you have a health care act that's under siege, this... this is a distraction.
Oh. Right. It's a distraction.
We should move on. C'mon, people. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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"This is a prank, uhh, not a terribly creative one"
The last tweet before the “lewd” one had this for a hash tag: #Thats545InSeattleIThink
The woman lives in Seattle… and she retweeted that tweet…
For the “hacker” to pick her out is pretty creative.
As far as distractions go, it was 3 hours between the Seattle and the lewd tweet... and the lewd tweet was instantly deleted... he a couple minutes later he starts tweeting about hockey...
Why was't he distracted by the hackers for even a few minutes?
How'd ya like to have that nose full of nickles?
A staffer posted the lewd photo (but it really was Weiner in the photo and hence the deletion of yfrog). This way, Weiner is safe from sending the photo, but would have to explain why his crotch shot was in his yfrog account????
This whole thing is so bizarre and weiners behavior is so bizarre that I have to believe he's running a scam like obama with the birth certificate, just reeling people in to make a big score at the end.
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