Weinergate Or No Weinergate
There's Only One Way To Find Out Anthony!
There must be something in the New York water system that is causing some of this to happen. It just isn't normal behavior. First a representative from the upstate area gets popped for trolling for the ladies on Craig's List and now The Weiner may, or may not, have posted a suggestive picture of his fire hose on his Twitter account. I read and commented on a Hub this morning and then thought I'd see what all the fuss is about.
Now Anthony is a married man mind you, supposedly happily married. But having listened to the latest version of one I consider to be Pee Wee Herman on LSD, I'm not sure I'd put anything like this past old Pee Wee Weiner (no pun intended). It seems to have a certain amount of credibility based upon the facts as they are presently known. But bear in mind that the man is innocent until proven guilty, But the fact remains, he immediately goes out and retains legal counsel.
Fact one is that the photo in question did indeed appear of The Weiner's Twitter account sent to a woman in Canada. The post and image have since been deleted from his account. He seems to have two Twitter accounts. The image depicts a man in tight fitting underwear displaying what appears to be an erection. My sensitivity level to the ladies present require me to post a link since the photo in question was captured before anyone was able to delete it. This link is to the "Big Government" site so you can be the judge of the quality of the picture.
Not being a Twitter Head, I'm not sure how it works nor do I really care to. But one thing is obvious, or should be, Twitter, Face Book and Craig's List are intended to be social forum sites and The Weiner, if this is true, was being quite sociable with the young lady in question. Somehow Weiner's explanation isn't all that credible regarding his indiscretion and I'm sure Mrs. Weiner needs to pay attention to the facts and not her husband's spin. A lot to be said for "The Wife Test."
Fact number two seems a bit far fetched listening to The Weiner. Anthony posted three hours before the alleged "hack" occurred and then posted again exactly four minutes afterward. Got that? Three hours before and four minutes after. The significance of that is in explaining how quickly he was able to regain control of the account. There is an absence of any explanation as to how this difficult task was accomplished. Was it through password guessing? Hard to do that. Was it through an open security hole on Twitter that The Weiner had knowledge of? That seems even more preposterous.
Then oddly enough, the very procedures that Twitter has in place to deal with a hacking incident seemed to have slid by the weinerside. I don't tweet like a bird but my understanding is that Twitter immediately removes what is know as a "Verified Account" status until site security has determined that said account is again controlled by the actual user. But the strange part of it is that the @RepWeiner account is still showing verification.
Even more suspicious is timing. The receiver of The Weiner that keeps on giving is known to be somewhere in the Seattle/Vancouver area. That is Pacific Standard Time. Here's a link to a Weinergram that was posted on his site concerning the Seattle time zone. You smell anything fishy yet or is this just a Weiner Roast?
Odd that in these technological times hacking on the internet is a crime. When directed at a Congressman I believe it might indeed be a criminal matter. But The Weiner has filed no complaint. This isn't at all funny if it was indeed a hacking incident. If it was then it should have been immediately reported but The Weiner on this same account wanted to crack funny about it. The flip side is that if you report a hacking and they find out that it isn't a hacking then a crime has then been committed. It's probably not wise to make a false report to the FBI. I understand that they have some of the best computer experts in the field working for them, some of them previous hackers themselves.
So why don't we just do this Weiner. File a formal complaint with the FBI or barring that fess up with the truth. It's a simple matter really. The Weiner has been beating the drum furiously with other Democrats about cyber security and wanting to institute the internet kill switch. Maybe this is a stunt to try to achieve that end? Come on Anthony, you can tell us what really happened. We won't tell!
The Frog Prince