Quotes of the day

posted at 10:28 pm on June 6, 2011 by Allahpundit

“On Thursday, Mr. Weiner declared that he would no longer discuss the matter.

“Throughout this period, Mr. Weiner mislead even those closest to him, telling a handful of longtime advisers what he had told the public — that his Twitter account had been hacked into, and that he did not send the explicit photo…

“By Monday morning, those close to him said, he simply staggered under the weight of the media attention, the impending revelations from Mr. Breitbart and his own deceit.”

***
“It was a profoundly squalid and offensive pattern of conduct, admitted only after some of the photographs began to emerge on the Web. It also raises serious questions about his judgment and character, considering that he was once considered one of the savvier members of the House.

“Had it not occurred to him, in an era of unending sexual scandal, that repeatedly sending these kinds of photographs to strangers would eventually catch up with him? And that, if it did, his attempt to exploit his political celebrity for online sexual gratification would be considered reprehensible? This was a man who had hoped to lead the City of New York as mayor, a dream that now seems unimaginable.”

***
“The private citizens of Queens voted to make Anthony Weiner a public citizen and their Representative. They assumed he would show judgment not for himself alone but for them and their interests.

“Instead, he has shattered his ability to serve their interests. In an age of aggressive computer hacking, he also put himself at risk of blackmail by criminals or adversaries. His week of fantastic lies proved how vulnerable he or any public figure is to selling out his integrity to save himself from humiliation.

“Anthony Weiner now joins a disturbing list of elected officials in our time who’ve lost any sense of self-discipline. If there are others out there wandering in the confused ethers that trapped Anthony Weiner, we have a request: Get out now. Spare the rest of us.”

***
“‘I don’t know what I was thinking,’ he said. ‘This was destructive thing to do. I apologize for doing it.’”

“After being asked several times, he apologized directly to the media, and to the man who had unexpectedly served as his warm-up act.

‘I apologize to Andrew Breitbart,’ Weiner said.”

***



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Breitbart should be regarded as the leading journalist of the internet age. He helped build Drudge into the must-check site it is today, helped design the Huffington Post and launch it, had his own Breitbart.com sites and now Big Government and the complex.

Adjoran on June 7, 2011 at 4:49 AM

Mornin’ OC…

Gohawgs on June 7, 2011 at 5:11 AM

Mornin’ OC…

Gohawgs on June 7, 2011 at 5:11 AM

Mornin’
Floodwaters a’comin’

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Unfortunately, it’s y’alls turn…

Gohawgs on June 7, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Good God.
How does Morning Joe begin this day after Weiner:
Immediately: Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin.
Immediately! “Boy, do we have some video to show you of Colbert and Jon Stewart making fun of Palin!!!!”

Mika sniffing “Anthony Weiner isn’t news.”
Scarborough, you are a hack of the first order.

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

This entire thing merely enhances the old adage:

“Clothes make the man”

Apparently the inverse is also true:

“Unclothed-(digitally or otherwise)-breaks the man”

It’s just our sophisticated culture -with God removed from the public square.

Mere “free speech” and “communications” folks.

Don L on June 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Clinton’s ‘body woman’ is engaged
Mon July 13 2009
********************

Now that I’ve blogged about some more-serious Clinton-related issues — her attempts to raise her profile and her comments regarding the American journalists imprisoned in North Korea — here is a lighter-fare item:

Clinton’s ‘body woman,’**Huma Abedin is engaged to U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Abedin has been Clinton’s omnipresident personal assistant, always at her side since her 2000 Senate race. (Meanwhile, no word yet on whether there’ll be wedding bells anytime soon for Chelsea.)
=============================================

**

Hillary’s Mystery Woman: Who Is Huma?
April 1 2007
*************

Last June, under an oppressive sun, at a rally to save the Niagara military base at the University of Buffalo, all of New York’s top politicians—George Pataki, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton—poured sweat.

Yet there was exactly one member of the wilting delegation who managed, somehow, to stay cool: Hillary Clinton’s mysterious, glamorous and eerily unflappable aide de camp, Huma Abedin.

“It was like 110 degrees outside,” recalled the source, a political aide who asked to remain anonymous. “We were all just pouring down with sweat. But I have this distinct memory of Huma traipsing in in this blue pantsuit—it was like this wool pantsuit—not a bead of sweat on her brow, not a hair out of place, with everything perfectly organized in her Yves Saint Laurent handbag.”

Representative Anthony Weiner, a swingingly single Brooklyn Democrat who has known Ms. Abedin since before Hillary Clinton was elected to office, talked about her ability to perform under pressure “preternaturally.”

“This notion that Senator Clinton is a cool customer—I mean, I don’t dispute it, but the coolest customer in that whole operation is Huma,” said the Congressman, who watched Ms. Abedin in action earlier this month at the internationally covered march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

Crossing the bridge was a logistical minefield: huge crowds to navigate, innumerable V.I.P.’s—including former President Clinton—to hand-hold, countless photo ops to facilitate and a strict timetable to keep. “There were a hundred things that could have gone wrong,” Mr. Weiner recalled. “And Huma was sort of the all-purpose trouble-shooter of first response. It was a tour de force, and what was most impressive is that she maintained a level head the whole time.”

He added: “In fact, I think there’s some dispute as to whether Huma’s actually human or not.”
(More….)
============

Carville couldn’t contain himself,must be a Democrat male
thingy!
=========

‘Hoh My God!’

So she’s eminently qualified, and functions in the most visible position for the most visible candidate now running for President. Still, that’s only part of the explanation for why she has become an object of fascination.

“Have you seen Huma?” asked James Carville, the former advisor to President Clinton. “Her appearance is just like, ‘Hoh my God!’ She takes your breath away. She’s an unbelievably, stunningly gorgeous woman. Nobody in that position can be that good-looking; it just doesn’t happen.” He added that she is also “damn smart.”

http://www.observer.com/2007/hillary-s-mystery-woman-who-huma?page=al

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Crap,forgot the linky from Foreign Policy!

http://hillary.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/07/13/clintons_body_woman_is_engaged

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 6:12 AM

OT:

Fox News is reporting that Goolsbee is out.

BuckeyeSam on June 7, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Fox News is reporting that Goolsbee is out.

BuckeyeSam on June 7, 2011 at 6:17 AM

More rearranging of the deck chairs…

Gohawgs on June 7, 2011 at 6:20 AM

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

Your comment prompted me to check Morning Joe at 6:05. They were already on to Afghanistan.

BuckeyeSam on June 7, 2011 at 6:21 AM

Why is no one mentioning his truck last registered in 2007 or his 2000 in parking fines? This arrogant pismire has been crapping all over his constituency for a long time.

Lonetown on June 7, 2011 at 6:35 AM

How does Morning Joe begin this day after Weiner:
Immediately: Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin.
Immediately! “Boy, do we have some video to show you of Colbert and Jon Stewart making fun of Palin!!!!”

Mika sniffing “Anthony Weiner isn’t news.”
Scarborough, you are a hack of the first order.

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

Stunning! And now they’re joined by another RINO hack: Michael Steele is now an MSNBC analyst.

This is an abdication of the highest order of their responsibilities as a news organization. Disgusting.

redfoxbluestate on June 7, 2011 at 6:53 AM

LOL. What is Mika’s “Must Read” editorial of the day? Why the Washington Post saying Jon Huntsman is the “only serious Republican candidate”. And yes, there’s Joe Scarborough and Michael Steele to say “Oh, my, yes”.

(Never you worry – I was watching when Scarborough was assuring folks Charlie Crist was the biggest hero in Florida politics for turning Independent and couldn’t lose now!)

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:57 AM

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

thanks Marcus, i was going to ask you what happened on mj, i’m in the second hour, nary a peep

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Moral breakdown in America.

davidk on June 7, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:57 AM

pathetic…they were ALL over the chris lee incident when that occurred and his infractions are miniscule compared to the weenie

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 7:16 AM

How does Morning Joe begin this day after Weiner:
Immediately: Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin.
Immediately! “Boy, do we have some video to show you of Colbert and Jon Stewart making fun of Palin!!!!”

Mika sniffing “Anthony Weiner isn’t news.”
Scarborough, you are a hack of the first order.

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

My, they have their priorities straight don’t they?

I have noticed that Sarah hasn’t had one single comment about WeinerGate.

When she was on Hannity Friday night, he mentioned WeinerGate in the course of asking her a question about something else. I saw her briefly struggle to suppress a reflexive smile, just for a second.

I am absolutely sure she thinks this is hilarious, but has the good sense to stay out of it publicly.

When your enemy is busy destroying himself, stay out of the way.

Brian1972 on June 7, 2011 at 7:19 AM

MJ…*crickets chirping* continue

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 7:22 AM

LOL. What is Mika’s “Must Read” editorial of the day? Why the Washington Post saying Jon Huntsman is the “only serious Republican candidate”. And yes, there’s Joe Scarborough and Michael Steele to say “Oh, my, yes”.

(Never you worry – I was watching when Scarborough was assuring folks Charlie Crist was the biggest hero in Florida politics for turning Independent and couldn’t lose now!)

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 6:57 AM

Yeah , a private citizen requires more scrutiny than a weiner sitting in the house…

the_nile on June 7, 2011 at 7:27 AM

Leave Anthony Wiener alone!

Do we have enough courageous Progressive voices that we can afford to lose even one – and one of the loudest and most articulate Progressives at that?

So what if he has a private life, Rethuglicans have done much worse and then some!

This will all go away, as soon as that lying scum Andrew Breitbart learns to shut up.

Don’t jump on the bandwagon and start dumping on Rep. Wiener – all Progressives should stand up and say “I support Anthony Wiener and I’m proud he speaks up for us!”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56375.html#ixzz1OaZzjb1P

wow, some of these kool-aid drinkers are hysterical

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 7:32 AM

I have a question:

What the HELL is a woman who grew up in Saudi Arabia doing as the chief advisor to our SECRETARY OF STATE?

I mean, come on, they make movies about this kind of thing!

fossten on June 7, 2011 at 7:39 AM

So, how is Weiner a fit representative for his district? Is this the way the average person in his districts acts? Are the majority there pathological liars? If he wants to ‘apologize’ to his wife, family and Andrew Breitbart he can do it in person…perhaps he should start applying that standard to everyone else in the districts he represents and begin an apology tour… tell each of them he is sorry to lie to them to their faces.

Doing the right thing by stepping down and losing the power of the incumbency so that he has to run as just another person wanting to represent his district? Perish the thought! He was ELECTED so he is SPECIAL and way ABOVE the AVERAGE person in his district. And the Leftists will tell you that it was all just personal, except for the lying about his account being hacked and then making himself a target of blackmail and extortion, of course. They won’t ever, not once, mention those little problems that come from lying about things as a public official.

That doesn’t even begin to address the issues he has as a representative Upon The Hill. Who, in their right mind, would trust this man with ANYTHING up there? Oh, that’s right, he was an effective Leftist attack dog… gee, a lying attack dog… and such a smooth liar, too. Yes he probably does have skeletons on other Democrats, but who would believe him if he tried to drag them out?

San Fran Nan wants an Ethics Investigation? Say, Nan, how about asking your damned party to pull the Weiner’s membership as a Democrat? How about kicking him out of the minority caucus? How about seeking to deny him any place in any committee in the House? Aw, poor San Fran Nan, she just wants to drag the story out instead of using her power for her caucus to DO THE RIGHT THING.

Good going, Nan! Nice to know liars have a welcome home in the Democratic Party and YOUR Democratic Caucus. Glad to know where you stand, Nan.

This is how you lose public morality.

It’s been going on for decades.

Now we don’t need to worry about ethics as there is nothing for the Elite to be ethical about.

ajacksonian on June 7, 2011 at 7:43 AM

fossten on June 7, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Because Hillary prefers a Huma to Bill’s hummer…Huma has been with the Clintons since 1996 and the White House days…

Gohawgs on June 7, 2011 at 7:47 AM

ajacksonian on June 7, 2011 at 7:43 AM

well said

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 7:50 AM

My take.

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM

‘Cause all those reporters ever think about is their progressive agenda, all we ever think about is finding the truth.

“Revenge of the Nerds”

davidk on June 7, 2011 at 8:03 AM

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM

good one KJ…the gall this dude has *sigh*

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 8:03 AM

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Thank you, ma’am.

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 8:05 AM

wow, some of these kool-aid drinkers are hysterical

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Shades of DSK. All for the cause. If a few women get stalked/raped, that’s okay.

JeffWeimer on June 7, 2011 at 8:08 AM

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM

“That old time contrition”
LOL.
I’d like to think this perv is watching water pour over the bow and he’s bailing with a teacup, but he’ll likely survive and see his stature grow among Democrats. Yeah, yeah, I know what I wrote.

SKYFOX on June 7, 2011 at 8:11 AM

JeffWeimer on June 7, 2011 at 8:08 AM

indeed

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Clinton’s ‘body woman’ is engaged
Mon July 13 2009
********************
Now that I’ve blogged about some more-serious Clinton-related issues — her attempts to raise her profile and her comments regarding the American journalists imprisoned in North Korea — here is a lighter-fare item:
Clinton’s ‘body woman,’**Huma Abedin is engaged to U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Abedin has been Clinton’s omnipresident personal assistant, always at her side since her 2000 Senate race. (Meanwhile, no word yet on whether there’ll be wedding bells anytime soon for Chelsea.)
=============================================
**
Hillary’s Mystery Woman: Who Is Huma?
April 1 2007
*************
Last June, under an oppressive sun, at a rally to save the Niagara military base at the University of Buffalo, all of New York’s top politicians—George Pataki, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton—poured sweat.
Yet there was exactly one member of the wilting delegation who managed, somehow, to stay cool: Hillary Clinton’s mysterious, glamorous and eerily unflappable aide de camp, Huma Abedin.
“It was like 110 degrees outside,” recalled the source, a political aide who asked to remain anonymous. “We were all just pouring down with sweat. But I have this distinct memory of Huma traipsing in in this blue pantsuit—it was like this wool pantsuit—not a bead of sweat on her brow, not a hair out of place, with everything perfectly organized in her Yves Saint Laurent handbag.”
Representative Anthony Weiner, a swingingly single Brooklyn Democrat who has known Ms. Abedin since before Hillary Clinton was elected to office, talked about her ability to perform under pressure “preternaturally.”
“This notion that Senator Clinton is a cool customer—I mean, I don’t dispute it, but the coolest customer in that whole operation is Huma,” said the Congressman, who watched Ms. Abedin in action earlier this month at the internationally covered march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
Crossing the bridge was a logistical minefield: huge crowds to navigate, innumerable V.I.P.’s—including former President Clinton—to hand-hold, countless photo ops to facilitate and a strict timetable to keep. “There were a hundred things that could have gone wrong,” Mr. Weiner recalled. “And Huma was sort of the all-purpose trouble-shooter of first response. It was a tour de force, and what was most impressive is that she maintained a level head the whole time.”
He added: “In fact, I think there’s some dispute as to whether Huma’s actually human or not.”
(More….)
============
Carville couldn’t contain himself,must be a Democrat male
thingy!
=========
‘Hoh My God!’
So she’s eminently qualified, and functions in the most visible position for the most visible candidate now running for President. Still, that’s only part of the explanation for why she has become an object of fascination.
“Have you seen Huma?” asked James Carville, the former advisor to President Clinton. “Her appearance is just like, ‘Hoh my God!’ She takes your breath away. She’s an unbelievably, stunningly gorgeous woman. Nobody in that position can be that good-looking; it just doesn’t happen.” He added that she is also “damn smart.”
http://www.observer.com/2007/hillary-s-mystery-woman-who-huma?page=al

eh, muzzy, next

cannot trust a muzzy

Sonosam on June 7, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Weiner’s a legend in his own mind. Come on NY voters, is this the best you got to send to help govern this country? Even Lanny Davis and Bob Beckle said he’s got to go. The hue and cry has begun.

Kissmygrits on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 AM

When is Weiner going to apologize for all the lies he told to get Obamacare passed? Or for getting NYC a waiver from it? Or…

miles on June 7, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I would love to thank Andrew Breitbart for bringing back the Lost Art of Journalism. Where a reporter reports the news, accurately, fair and unbiased. Real News, that is lacking in today’s media. Bravo Mr. Breitbat, BRAVO!

Kini on June 7, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Pulitzer.

slickwillie2001 on June 7, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Clinton’s ‘body woman’

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Am I the only one who, upon reading this phrase, reflexively assumed that ‘Clinton’ referred to Bill?

RINO in Name Only on June 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

So, Weiner finally confesses to putting his Hebrew National on the internet and Breitbart has another picture that’s not exactly kosher.

Weiner is married to a woman who is rumored to be “romantically linked” with Hitlery – we are surprised about this hot dog stand of iniquity and hypocrisy how?

PJ Emeritus on June 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM

OC: I’ll take your flooding and up you a drought. In the two months since we moved here it must have rained for a whole 5 minutes.
sigh

annoyinglittletwerp on June 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I thought the Congressman was from New York, not Nantucket…

Bruno Strozek on June 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Har har! :-)

Mary in LA on June 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

First!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Close, but no cigar.

(With no apology to Monica.)

GrannyDee on June 7, 2011 at 2:22 PM

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