Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weiner Used House Gym As Backdrop To Take Lewd Photos

TMZ has obtained a number of lewd photos U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) took of himself using the House gym in the Rayburn Office Building as a backdrop. Weiner took the photos of himself using his Blackberry and mirrors in the gym's locker room and gym floor. They're the kind of photos that have gotten a number of professional athletes and celebrities into hot water lately with the rise of Internet social media as a way of communicating. Weiner is still resisting pressure from his fellow Democrats to resign. Instead, he has announced he is entering rehab. Weiner has at least one defender in the ethically-challenged U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY). Rangel says other members of Congress have done more immoral things than Weiner. At least he "wasn't going with prostitutes or little boys" Rangel said. Weiner's constituents also seem somewhat unmoved by the scandal. According to a poll, 56% of his constituents think he should remain in office.


Indy Student said...

That 56% number was from shortly after this week's press conference when Weiner fessed up. With the recent release of new pictures, and that he'd been in contact with a high school student, I suspect the number has dropped significantly.

leland35 said...

What does Barney Frank have to say about this?

Concerned Taxpayer said...

So very, very routine.
Republican....hang him! the wagons!

Advance Indiana said...

Most of the prominent Ds are not supporting him. The very arguments Republicans made for throwing Clinton out of office are now being recited by prominent Democrats to get Weiner to resign. Interesting turn of events.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

It is reported that Andre Carson said that "people are tired of hearing about this and want Congress to concentrate on more important things.
Andre Carson still does not get it.
Andre Carson is always bragging about his prior "law enforcement" career.

Cato said...

I really don't care much about this issue. Unlike Republicans, I'm not shocked or offended that humans have a sex drive.

Downtown Indy said...

The problem with going to rehab is that everyone (famous, at least) who goes to rehab seems to go to rehab over and over and over.

Might as well end it now. The guy has shown himself to be a pompous ass everytime he's been given time in front of a microphone.

He is not going to be 'cured' by 'going to rehab' any more than Lindsey Lohan or Charlie Sheen were cured by going to rehab.

The only thing that truly modifies their behavior is to be knocked off their pedestal and get reminded of what 'humility' is.

The best suggestion I've heard is for him to resign immediately and run for office again. Let his constituents decide his future.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

Unlike you, Cato, most right thinking, normal people don't feel it's right for a United States Congressman to take nude photos of himself in the United States House of Representatives and send them to young females around the United States.
I can't wait until an incident occurs here involving a police officer or republican to see what your comments will be. We already know how you lean.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

While Weiner is wagging his weiner at young girls while on company time, using company equipment, the United States of America is CRASHING DOWN AROUND OUR EARS, thanks to the Obama Regime.

Bob said...

I'm with Cato:

This is really a non-issue.

Yes, I question his judgement

No, I wouldn't expect him not to lie about it... although it would have been nice if he had not made up stories.

Unless laws were broken or unless he was authoring "Family Values" legislation I'd say that it's a dumb distraction that the voters can deal with at erection time... I mean, election time.

Indy4u2c said...

This is NOT proper conduct by anyone, especially an elected Member of Congress!


There is nothing more disgusting than a wanker who sends you an uninvited naked picture of himself on the internet.

This is not what women want. They don't want unfaithful, fickle, cheating, "player" men who are narcissistic and obsessed with sex.