America’s Most Wanted Weiner

If you’ve been waiting for The Last Diaper to Drop, this might be it:

Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl’s home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl’s mother about the daughter’s contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later.

Of course, we should note that nobody’s saying yet what messages she received. It’s not like every Weiner tweet includes a wiener.

We should probably also note this:

A reporter was at the home when the police arrived.

Coincidence? Pre-arranged money shot? Or does it make a difference?

Weiner’s Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention [Fox, via Weigel]

That photo reminds me of the time I had an urethral swab. *Ow*

Very similar to what went on with Spitzer.

So if you Weiner do you Spitzer or Swallow?

Mebee Chrissy O and the teabag brigade set it up. A good way for her to use leftover campaign funds beside house rent.

Before this happened I said he needs to go … the sheer idiocy of his behavior demands it. We need a D in that seat who won’t be burdened by this nonsense in 2012.

Also, I win 5 bucks if he resigns before Monday.

Fox apparently had Mark Foley on to discuss what Weiner should do. Really says it all right there.

I just knew it was going to go there. At least she’s not 13….

@blogenfreude: Of course, that seat might not exist in 2012 — NY is losing two districts following the census, and chatter is that Weiner’s will be one of them.

Report from the Left Coast: I shrieked when David Brooks said “Newt Gingrich couldn’t manage a 7-11” on News Hour. I can’t believe I laughed or agreed with something that guy said…

@SanFranLefty: As you know, “I thought she was 14” is not a defemse.

@Dodgerblue: Neither is “but, wow, she has the body of a nine-year old.”

Just been watching The Rise and Fall of Client Nine which really makes one mourn what was lost with Spitzer’s downfall. Proud to say that our state legislature here in NY is so hopelessly fucking corrupt we have got the rest of you pikers beat. Also makes one mourn what was lost with him. You’ll want to take breaks for showers but it’s very good – streaming on Netflix in HD. Saving the end for tomorrow. Don’t want to have too much excitement in one day. Finished off the magic No-Dig Cardboard Garden earlier so it’s been an emotional time.

@Benedick HRH KFC: Spitzer did a lot of good – I would still vote for him. He’d be more focussed b/c hookers no longer an option.

NYT: The girl exchanged tweets after Weiner spoke to her high school group, and as far as anybody is saying so far, everything was kosher.

Her family’s a bit exasperated, however. No shit.

Oh, and the girl did complain of harassment — from the anti-Weiner crowd, who started badgering her when Weiner followed her account.

Nobody’s coming out of this looking good — especially Breitbart, who blew whatever transient good will he had earned by showing the cock shot to Opie & Anthony.

@blogenfreude: Also, I win 5 bucks if he resigns before Monday.

Your lips to Nancy’s ear:

“Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help,” Pelosi said in a statement issued Saturday afternnon. “I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress.”

But wait! There’s more!

The White House coordinated Wasserman Schultz’s statement with the DNC. Wasserman Schultz is due to appear on Meet the Press Sunday and the White House did not want Wasserman Schultz to face any Weiner questions without already calling emphatically for Weiner to resign.

Weiner Wilts? I’ll have to work on the headline for when the ball drops.

Stay strong, Anthony! We need Weiner hardness in the house. If your ‘colleagues’ don’t like it – (here it comes) SHOVE IT DOWN THEIR THROAT! You were dumb. You weren’t criminal. (PS, kudos on the definition. Low weight: high reps: way to go)

Spitzer says an interesting thing in the movie: he compares himself to Icarus. We all like to get close to the sun. And then we get a bit closer. Then we get too close. Next thing you know you’ve offended Breitbart.

I don’t give a fuck what you do with your three-piece set in your off-hours. Nor will I become indignant on behalf of your wife. She’s an extremely able and intelligent woman (I’d suggest something you can both enjoy useful (NSFS). She can keep the key on a chain around her neck, if she must. But for God’s sake, men have a thing that goes up and down. We all like to play with it. As hobbies go I’d suggest that this one is pretty harmless.

Besides, going on from the Spitzer movie (it really is very good) I’m getting a very strong undercurrent of anti-semitism (brash, loud, aggressive, New Yorker – need I say more?) from this attack on his privates.

We all do crazy things. I’d rather my representative’s hand was down his pants than in the Kock bros cash box.

@Benedick HRH KFC: Interesting doc, although I could have done without Karen Finley…

They make a good circumstantial case the Spitzer was the victim of a political hit job. But to his credit, Spitzer himself says he gave them the material to work with.

There’s certainly a point to be made that sex scandals are silly, and that we should focus on more serious things as a nation — setting aside the public hypocrisy in most recent scandals, including Spitzer’s.

But if you go into high state or national politics, that’s the game, and you’re a fool not to know it going in. We will have our puritanical prurient fun if you’re caught being naughty, because that’s what Americans do.

@nojo: Yes, of course. And ditto Karen Finley (Pass the chocolate and a blowtorch). And that artist person with the funny hat. I just lamented what we lost in losing Spitzer. He was trying to stop the abuses that led to the crash some years before the real trouble started. Though it was clearly on its way since AIG was borrowing $500M to make its business look good.

Talent often brings imbalances. It’s too bad we can’t take the first and either live with or embrace the second.

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