Morning Weiner Notes
Ace posts his take on my Part 3 post showing more evidence that Weiner was talking dirty to underage girls. Read it all, but note especially his conclusion:
Yes, he did indeed DM her, unless it’s a coincidence that she referred to him as “cape and tights” just like he referred to himself as putting on the “cape and tights” in a chat with the Blackjack Dealer.
Sure, that could be a coincidence. If you still believe in “coincidence” in this matter, and if you still do, there’s really no hope left for you.
And yes… she sure seems to indicate that there was something a little sweetness going on behind the scenes.
You don’t have to think something criminal happened here to say that a 46 year old man should not be seeking this type of “frivolity” and romantic validation from a starstruck 17 year old girl.
Just perfectly innocent. A married 46 year old Congressman private messaging a smitten, hero-worshipping, bad-girl-talking 17 year old girl who “loved” him.
What could be more innocent than that?
Second point: Bill Clinton is frustrated that Weiner won’t resign. There are no words.
Third point: I went and checked the lefty blogs who falsely claimed that Andrew Breitbart had left his laptop open on a public sidewalk in New York. (Lee Stranahan proved that these geniuses were actually seeing a restaurant menu.) Here is the current tally:
Little Green Footballs post: uncorrected
Balloon Juice post: uncorrected
Taylor Marsh post: uncorrected
Because they care about the truth!
By the way: I know there are some of you who don’t particularly care for this story. In the afternoon, Aaron will hit some other topics. For a small blog whose proprietor has very limited time, being on top of a breaking news story and providing new evidence is already a huge demand. In the end, this is not a “parrot the news story of the day” blog, but rather a blog that tries to tell you things you aren’t seeing elsewhere. That sometimes means a narrow focus.
The solution, if you’re frustrated: support me with an income that allows me to pay my mortgage and quit my day job to blog about the things you want to see. Absent that . . . you’ll have to settle for the free ice cream we choose. It may be your flavor and it may not, but you can’t get that flavor anywhere else.
By the way: I know there are some of you who don’t particularly care for this story…The solution, if you’re frustrated: support me with an income that allows me to pay my mortgage and quit my day job to blog about the things you want to see. Absent that . . . you’ll have to settle for the free ice cream we choose. It may be your flavor and it may not, but you can’t get that flavor anywhere else.
Not to worry methinks — the very fact that we’re here means we want to read what you’re providing, and Aaron and Lee are doing such a great job supplementing. And we do appreciate the work you’re doing on this. (Which reminds me–haven’t done the ol’ semiannual donation lately. When I get home from work I will.) Great job on all this, Patterico.
OK that said – now WHERE’S MY SOCKPUPPET FRIDAY ???? *stamps feet*no one you know (325a59) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:17 am
Irony, ‘it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner’ian cormac (72470d) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:19 am
Where’s my Pistachio Nut?
Like any restaurant, if you’re dissatisfied with the menu choices, you always have the option of dining elsewhere.
You’ve done well.AD-RtR/OS! (ef73f2) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:20 am
its a coming…Aaron Worthing (e7d72e) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:21 am
Given the topic du jour, that could be read a couple of ways…Rorschach (c5574d) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:26 am
Aaron, you can go ahead and do a SHORT Sockpuppet Friday post now.Patterico (135ea8) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:28 am
Bill Clinton has chutzpah.
But I’m not surprised by that any more than I’m surprised Weiner sponsors laws to deal with online sex predators.
Or for that matter, LGF screaming about how evil Breitbart makes up lies, won’t correct, or quotres out of context, when it’s actually LGF that does all that.
The lefty blogs will probably eventually correct their lie about Breitbart’s laptop, but not until they feel satisfied that enough morons believe he was indiscriminately broadcasting the photo. The meme that Breitbart is an unserious sex blogger delighting in perversion is a useful lie to tell, and a good way to channel the disgust at things that should be lain at Weiner’s feet alone.Dustin (c16eca) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:32 am
…do a SHORT Sockpuppet Friday post now.
I saw what you did there.SPQR (26be8b) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:35 am
Boo FREAKING Hoo…Rorschach (c5574d) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:40 am
A lot of us out here DEEPLY appreciate that in depth pursuit of the real story. Not falling for the easy rhetoric, and glib answers from a congressman.
We’re not sick of the story. We may be out of jokes and witty rejoinders, but that doesn’t mean we don’t understand and appreciate the significance of this incredibly important new journalism.
Bless you, Breitbart, Patterico, RSMcCain and all the others who stayed on it. It matters. And Thank You.Rose (13d715) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:41 am
I’m sorry, but I can’t help but think of the “bloodninja” and “I put on my robe and wizard hat” cybersex bit. Google it!Hal Duston (983c6e) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:43 am
not having participated in a sock puppet friday before, I have a stupid question… how does one go about changing their handle for such posts here.Rorschach (c5574d) — 6/10/2011 @ 7:49 am
not having participated in a sock puppet friday before, I have a stupid question… how does one go about changing their handle for such posts here.
Comment by Rorschach — 6/10/2011 @ 7:49 am
Not stupid at all. Change the field above your comment called “Name (required)”, before hitting Submit Comment button. But be careful since most people don’t clear their caches when exiting the Internet, the next time you go to post, that sockpuppet name will still be there. So just change back to regular handle before posting on other threads.Come over to Sockpuppet Friday; we have cookies (325a59) — 6/10/2011 @ 8:01 am
Yeah, I just snapped to that, coffee has just started kicking in….Rorschach (c5574d) — 6/10/2011 @ 8:04 am
Interesting stuff, Patterico.
I still find it interesting that Weiner, even with a crisis management team in place, did not say unequivocally that he had made sure he did not sext with underage girls. That seems like a tell to me.
He knew those accusations are out there, and he didn’t address that at all.MayBee (081489) — 6/10/2011 @ 8:11 am
“I have heard the accusations that I had contact with underage women. I can assure you that I never sent any of the named girls any lewd or inappropriate messages”. That wasn’t said.
I know there are some of you who don’t particularly care for this story. In the afternoon, Aaron will hit some other topics.
It will be about [insert expletive for emphasis] time.
As far as I’m concerned, this doesn’t even rate as “tempest in a tea pot”. Congressman Schmuckl acting like a schmuckl! Oh my!
BREAKING NEWS: DEMOCRATIC POLITICIAN ACTS LIKE A DEMOCRATIC POLITICIAN
BREAKING NEWS: BLOGGERS WRITE LIKE THEY’VE ALWAYS DONE
It is of course your blog, but if you go back and look you’ll find I have posted nothing at all on any of these Wiener threads–because I’ve been skipping any of them that are longer than this one–which means almost all of them.kishnevi (07cf78) — 6/10/2011 @ 8:43 am
Thanks – and I do appreciate the stuff you guys have been able to contribute to this story.Amphipolis (b120ce) — 6/10/2011 @ 9:05 am
Balloon Juice has become as big a joke as LGF. The front page there is a complete mess of liberal stupidity. And the proproieter can barely manage to make a single post because he’s likely to busy pouting over Anthony Weiner.
Its almost like liberal who suddenly flirted with conservatism post 9/11 have go out of their way to prove their lunatic moonbat liberal bona fides.
The best thing I got from a quick scan over there is that “hope and change ain’t gonna work” is some kind of scary phrase from Herman Cain. Guess what, geniuses ? The only scary thing is that the dope in the White House got elected on nothing more than a slogan of “Hope and Change” in the first place.deadrody (2b3d69) — 6/10/2011 @ 9:17 am
Balloon Juice makes me have a sad.MayBee (081489) — 6/10/2011 @ 9:18 am
With respect to Bubba Clinton thinking that Weiner ought to resign, it completely fascinates me the degree to which Weiner is slow-roasting (yeah, I did that) his career. Had he tearfully resigned to “heal the fissures in my family” he could have pulled down a decent salary in some sort of liberal advocacy, then reemerged as a “wiser, more mature” statesman in four or five years, maybe even sooner if things worked out. Now, he is going all-or-nothing on the proposition that this will blow over (yeah, that’s a Clinton-Lewinsky reference). If not, and if he he drags this out only to ultimately have to capitulate, there are going to be some very hard feelings (you just can’t avoid the double-entendres here) among his fellow Dems and even they may reach their limit for intolerable behavior when it drags down the party.JVW (24ee9a) — 6/10/2011 @ 9:57 am
I did NOT have political relations with that Weiner!Unka Billy (8096f2) — 6/10/2011 @ 10:39 am
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t Weiner 48?SarahW (af7312) — 6/10/2011 @ 11:07 am
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