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7/30/2013

Weiner Dodges Question on Whether He is Still Sexting

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:59 am

The Daily Caller quotes Weiner not-answering a question from a journalist:

Q. There is no one you are sexting now?

A. You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.

If Anthony Weiner is dodging questions about whether he is sexting right now, Anthony Weiner is sexting right now.

In related news, the Borowitz report reveals that, in the wake of his campaign manager quitting, Weiner has named a new campaign manager: his penis.

One day after his campaign manager quit, the mayoral candidate Anthony D. Weiner named his penis to the post, telling reporters, “He was already making most of the major decisions, anyway.”

In announcing the new appointment, Mr. Weiner lavished praise upon his penis, calling him “a tough hombre” who “cares about the struggles of ordinary, middle-class New Yorkers.”

After one reporter questioned the wisdom of naming his penis to such an important role in the campaign, Mr. Weiner dismissed that concern, saying, “Look, he’s gotten me this far.”

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60 Responses to “Weiner Dodges Question on Whether He is Still Sexting”

  1. ‘You can quibble about…’

    No, you’re quibbling, Weiner. Answer the question, dickhead.

    Fabi (3bab31)

  2. If it’s true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, then the corollary is also true, you can’t stop an old dog from doing his usual tricks.

    ropelight (9c6ad9)

  3. That depends on what the meaning of “now” is, now.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  4. Occam’s razor would indicate yes.

    narciso (3fec35)

  5. A. You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.

    It didn’t hit me till you posted that, but the question wasn’t:

    “When was this going on?”

    but is:

    “Is it still going on?”

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  6. And Sydney Leathers actually said it went on till November, when Anthony Weiner broke it off because he didn’t like what men were posting on her Facebook Wall (it turns out she was dabbling is prostitution or near prostitution)

    So for that “What we’re talking about” you can quibble about beginnings middle and ends – what we’re talking about maybe is when he discussed this with Huma.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  7. Weiner should instruct his campaign to hire another firm of private investigators to determine if Anthony is still sexting women and then release the report to the public.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  8. He is clearly a messed up needy man, but I think he needs the thrill of sexting more than he needs the thrill of being mayor of NYC. That’s certainly the impression I’m getting from him.

    elissa (861226)

  9. Of course he hasn’t stopped. He’s a narcissistic piece of trash. Does anyone believe Clinton ever stopped “smoking cigars”?

    Ghost (996b5a)

  10. The Weiner does not enjoy grilling.

    htom (412a17)

  11. But now Bill Clinton has found a way to keep it discreet. Well, he actually did then too, when he was presdident, exceopt for one woman.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  12. If he had answered “No.” I might think he was at least trying to quit.

    htom (412a17)

  13. Reposted from the other thread:

    Says Weiner now:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/hamill-weiner-opens-campaign-article-1.1412236#ixzz2aXTcyaCa

    Q. Is there yet another woman’s shoe about to drop in this campaign?

    A. I have no idea. These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them. But who knows what they might do now. But none of it is new. It’s all old stuff. So I’ll be in this race for at least the next 44 days. And I think I can win.

    Here he is (implying at least) that none of this is going on now.

    Icy said:

    – Yeah, um . . . his therapy seems to be going well. *-)

    Comment by Icy (889ed4) — 7/30/2013 @ 7:38 am

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  14. 12. Comment by htom (412a17) — 7/30/2013 @ 9:21 am

    If he had answered “No.” I might think he was at least trying to quit.

    Well, you see, he said you can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends. What do you call sexting?

    Is any form of communication with a woman he once sexted with, sexting?

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  15. His fixation is a natural outcome of a society that increasingly categorizes people based primarily upon the sex acts they prefer. People aren’t people. People are sex objects.

    What we do with our sex organs is now who we are. We’re born that way. Everyone must affirm our desires or they will be declared enemies of the human race.

    It’s a different kind of love.

    Amphipolis (d3e04f)

  16. A. I have no idea. These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them. But who knows what they might do now. But none of it is new. It’s all old stuff. So I’ll be in this race for at least the next 44 days. And I think I can win.

    Here he is (implying at least) that none of this is going on now.

    That could be so, and maybe he’s thinking someone he sexted might lie about the last time it happened to make it sound more salacious for the media. Perhaps more believably, he isn’t doing it now but isn’t sure he will be able to maintain that indefinitely.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  17. His fixation is a natural outcome of a society that increasingly categorizes people based primarily upon the sex acts they prefer. People aren’t people. People are sex objects.

    What we do with our sex organs is now who we are. We’re born that way. Everyone must affirm our desires or they will be declared enemies of the human race.

    It’s a different kind of love.

    Homosexual and bisexual people are capable of loving relationships. It isn’t all about sex acts.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  18. Comment by Former Conservative (6e026c) — 7/30/2013 @ 9:41 am

    Perhaps more believably, he isn’t doing it now but isn’t sure he will be able to maintain that indefinitely.

    That could make sense and he might therefore want to avoid saying he is not doing that now. He might before the primary election.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  19. What is the original source of the claim that Bill Clionton officiated at the wedding ceremony of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin (I would like to see what precisely they claimed, if anything)

    A Wikipedia article has a footnote to a New York Daily News article that merely writes about their engagement. It’s in the Washington Post today:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/anthony-weiner-huma-abedins-troubles-could-become-liability-for-hillary-clinton/2013/07/30/db47c33c-f922-11e2-b018-5b8251f0c56e_story.html

    But here Rachel Weiner (apparently no relation) seems to be repeating ancient history.

    Where is something more contemporary?

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  20. That could make sense and he might therefore want to avoid saying he is not doing that now. He might before the primary election.

    It isn’t like he’s going to win the election nor does his wife seem to mind so he may as well.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  21. Dem sausage made from
    assholes gristle and some spice
    simmered in vomit

    Colonel Haiku (d9226e)

  22. His fixation is a natural outcome of a society that increasingly categorizes people based primarily upon the sex acts they prefer. People aren’t people. People are sex objects.

    What we do with our sex organs is now who we are. We’re born that way. Everyone must affirm our desires or they will be declared enemies of the human race.

    It’s a different kind of love.

    I was probably reading too much into that before.

    Yes, I tend to agree. Maybe men have always been obsessed about sex, but now women have surpassed us. I mean your average 20-something married woman seems to sit around discussing vibrators and so on, often in public.

    It is what it is. Whether it’s an improvement or not is another matter. That’s doubtful.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  23. There is also the public embarassment.

    One theory going around wa sthat weiner wasn’t running to win (it looked like he might get into a runoff, but he would probably lose one) but he wanted to sort of like clear the air, put some distancve betwene himself and the scandal, because there’d be this election where this was not a big issue.

    That’s being spoiled.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  24. Q: what were anthony’s first words to his bride immediately following the ceremony?

    A: Huma Weiner

    Colonel Haiku (0f1c4b)

  25. How can anybody tell if Weiner’s been sexting? It’s hard.

    nk (875f57)

  26. “Where is something more contemporary?”

    Sammy – Are you speaking of the Janet Napolitano-Hillary Clinton-Huma Abedin love triangle?

    That’s Hawt!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  27. “Where is something more contemporary?”

    I mean a more contemporary claim that Bill Clinton officiated at the wedding ceremony.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  28. heh… teh li’l sugardaddy milker/prostitute says Weiner’s a whiny/needy b*tch who needs his ego stroked.

    Colonel Haiku (2c2cec)

  29. Sammy – What does the New York Times wedding announcement say?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  30. 29. Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 7/30/2013 @ 11:23 am

    Sammy – What does the New York Times wedding announcement say?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/nyregion/10weiner.html?_r=0

    Bill Clinton to Officiate at Congressman’s Wedding

    Published: July 9, 2010

    Bill Clinton is not giving away his daughter Chelsea’s hand in marriage for another three weeks. But he is going to get a little practice at the altar on Saturday, when he officiates at the wedding of Representative Anthony D. Weiner and Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    The ceremony will be at Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y., in the early evening.

    Matt McKenna, a Clinton spokesman, told The Associated Press that Mr. Clinton would conduct the ceremony and was authorized to do so, but did not elaborate. Aides to Mr. Weiner, who represents Queens and Brooklyn, declined to comment.

    Mr. Weiner, 45, has been a longtime ally of Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Weiner, who is Jewish, has also been considered one of the most eligible bachelors on Capitol Hill. Ms. Abedin, 34, who grew up in Saudi Arabia and is Muslim, was once featured in a Vogue fashion spread.

    The two have been dating for about two years, and announced their engagement last summer, not long after Mr. Weiner decided not to mount another run for mayor of New York.

    They said he would officiate but didn’t explain how this was legal.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  31. Did Bill Clinton get credentialed as a minister of some religion?

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  32. I liked the news item about how he asked this 20-something semipro for advice on whether he should run for mayor. Guess he’ll be reaching out to the voters for, er, input if he’s elected.

    Peter B (7c2b12)

  33. Q. There is no one you are sexting now?

    A. You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.

    If Anthony Weiner is dodging questions about whether he is sexting right now, Anthony Weiner is sexting right now.

    As always, if the question has to be asked…

    Kenneth Simmons (6f8eca)

  34. Sammy – Sort of strange you avoided mentioned the contemporary New York Times claim that Clinton officiated at the wedding while wondering what the original source was.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  35. I believe Bill Clinton is a minister of the Church of Complete BS.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  36. They said he would officiate but didn’t explain how this was legal.

    I’m pretty sure that a surrendered Arkansas law license allows one to officiate at weddings in the Empire State.

    Seriously though, don’t you imagine that there was at least one judge or otherwise eligible officiant at that wedding who would be willing to sign the certificate? Probably 95% of the attendees were from the NYC or DC political world.

    JVW (23867e)

  37. I didn’t think to check to see if there was an announcement in the New York Times.

    It turns out it says he would officiate but everybody was keeping silent on how that was possible.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  38. Remember what happened the last time Weiner dodged questions? First, he boldly lied and claimed he had been hacked, but then he played with words about how he couldn’t positively say whether it was him in the pictures. He really is continuing to sext.

    Now, TMZ and The Daily Beast are reporting that Sydney Leathers, Weiner’s sexting partner, has been spotted talking with Vivid, the porn company. Things are getting weirder. No way Weiner survives this circus, no way actually take this guy seriously. Borowitz may be satire, but I say there’s a (albeit small) chance Weiner really does name his penis as campaign manager in a desperate attempt to keep his name in the media.

    Is it bad to hope that Weiner is sexting with Hilary so we can knock off two bad candidates?

    ratbeach (f5aad4)

  39. How is what he did/is doing any worse than an average gay pride celebration? It wasn’t meant to be public and seems benign by comparison. What’s the problem?

    Amphipolis (d3e04f)

  40. That’s what kept Christine Quinn from criticizing him for a long time.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  41. This discussion brings to mind the Sr. Obama’s phantom sham marriage to one Stanley Ann Dunham.

    There is no certificate of Marriage, there were no wedding guests, and the blushing bride left Hawaii the next fall to attend school in WA.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  42. Sammy,

    I think the New York law regarding who is authorized to officiate at a wedding is set forth in Section 11 of the Domestic Relations laws. As I read it, Bill Clinton is not qualified to officiate under Section 11. However, I assume Clinton could have informally officiated their wedding but Huma and Weiner were officially married pursuant to Section 11.4., which provides:

    4. A written contract of marriage signed by both parties and at least two witnesses, all of whom shall subscribe the same within this state, stating the place of residence of each of the parties and witnesses and the date and place of marriage, and acknowledged before a judge of a court of record of this state by the parties and witnesses in the manner required for the acknowledgment of a conveyance of real estate to entitle the same to be recorded.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  43. How is what he did/is doing any worse than an average gay pride celebration?

    Well that’s food for thought. What if in order to salvage any possible hope of winning the election, weiner declares that he is actually a gay man who has been trapped living a heterosexual lie, and that is why he was so weird about sexting women. It was a cry for help, as it were, that he kept self-sabotaging his political aspirations. Maybe that would cause the gay community to dump Quinn and rally around him, provided he could deftly turn this into a tear-jerking victimization story. Of course, it’s hard to see the benefit to Huma if he were to do this.

    JVW (23867e)

  44. The senior Obama had problems – he told different people different things, as he was already married.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  45. “How is what he did/is doing any worse than an average gay pride celebration?”

    Has Anthony tweeted any inflated sack pictures yet?

    I denounce myself.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  46. Perhaps Mr.Weiner and other progtards are unaware of testicle enhancement saline injections? I wonder what the back story is on the SF homo goofball with the peace signs painted all over his body and the big balls? I assume we’re talking about zombietime.com photos?
    In other news Sydney Leathers with the Shrillary- sized thighs is in talks with a major porn producer.

    calypso louie Farrakhan (53ccf5)

  47. I have to admit this is pretty amazing. Even now he can’t stop doing this? How can this piddly weirdo stuff even be sexually gratifying? Texting 19 year olds that you want to gag them is just creepy… developing obsessed crushes from young ladies because you’re a celebrity politician, and then inevitably moving on and leaving them an emotional wreck is also pathetic behavior.

    This guy is a complete nutcase.

    Dustin (5da7d1)

  48. You’re asking the party that: allows illegals to enter into and remain in the country without permission, allows urban thugs to camp out, trash, riot and loot in the name of economic justice, has a clause in the immigration bill allowing up to two forged visas before penalties are incurred, actively encourages voting multiple times in the same election…….

    ……whether Bill Clinton is authorized to perform a wedding ceremony for two people who have a history of blatant fraud?

    harkin (b84944)

  49. Dustin – If Weiner stays in the race much longer I’ve got this year’s Halloween costume all set. An Anthony Weiner mask, my 1970s vintage “I Made Linda Lovelace Gag” T-shirt that I had to keep hiding from the ex, suitable stuffing and cell phone.

    Done and done.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  50. He’s the skeez he ever was. Nobody could really do anything about that.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  51. Sally Quinn unloads a major dump on Huma on behalf of all sane women everywhere.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sally-quinn-blaming-huma-abedin/2013/07/29/08833bc0-f873-11e2-8e84-c56731a202fb_story.html

    elissa (861226)

  52. By Halloween not only the primary, but the runoff will have taken place (Oct 1)

    I’m not so sure what chances remain for Anthony Weiner not only to get into the runoff, but to win it. Polls have shown him losing both to Christine Quinn and William Thompson from the beginning. I was thinking maybe Al Sharpton could endorse Weiner.

    Maybe against DeBlasio.

    Sammy Finkelman (da8ac2)

  53. Quinn off the reservation… will wonders never cease.

    Colonel Haiku (eb3ee0)

  54. Quinn waited and waited – she’s got to be careful about criticizing Weiner’s sexual behavior, she’s married to a lesbian. Bill DeBlasio too (is married to a lesbian) His marriage is interracial too.

    Sammy Finkelman (da8ac2)

  55. Bill DeBlasio too (is married to a lesbian) His marriage is interracial too.

    Sammy, please say that again. Slowly. (I don’t want to look it up.)

    nk (875f57)

  56. “By Halloween not only the primary, but the runoff will have taken place (Oct 1)”

    Sammy – Mocking and laughing at liberals is appropriate year round.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  57. Character. Something Anthony Weiner is demonstrating everyday that he lacks.

    One test of character is to look temptation directly in the face and say – NO!

    (A really good book is ON CHARACTER: Essays by John Q. Wilson (1995) http://www.amazon.com/CHARACTER-Landmarks-Contemporary-Political-Thought/dp/0844737879 ; see also Wilson’s THE MORAL SENSE (1993)http://www.amazon.com/Moral-Sense-James-Q-Wilson/dp/0029354056/ref=pd_sim_b_4 Wilson was a National Treasure. He passed away on March 2, 2012. He was credited with co-authoring the concept of the Broken Window Theory – how urban blight occurs.)

    As a kid I remember being schooled repeatedly, Don’t let the little head tell the big head what to do. Or more crassly stated, A stiff prick has no conscience.

    Apparently Weiner missed those lessons as a boy, but he certainly was schooled otherwise by the guy who married him and Huma – Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton and by Huma’s mentor Hillary.

    Maybe this is some proof that there is Karma.

    Gary L. Zerman (c788fc)

  58. He is clearly a messed up needy man, but I think he needs the thrill of sexting more than he needs the thrill of being mayor of NYC. That’s certainly the impression I’m getting from him.

    It’s also likely that the thrill is increased when it’s more dangerous politically. Meaning if he were Mayor of NYC the thrill would be greater than it is now as a non-office holder.

    bonhomme (1fc7ff)


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