Uh oh: Two Dem congressmen say they’ll donate campaign contributions from Weiner to charity

posted at 9:07 pm on June 7, 2011 by Allahpundit

Given how desperate House members normally are to fill the coffers for reelection, the amount of scandal cooties on that cash must be near biohazard levels. Pelosi also went ahead and published her letter calling for a House ethics investigation of Weiner, just to give him an extra little nudge towards the door from the top.

For a guy who was so quick to pick up on cues from his lady Twitter followers, he sure is slow to take a hint about resigning.

Weiner has said he would “welcome and fully cooperate” with the probe. However, a senior Democratic aide said Pelosi’s letter was not required, and her releasing it was more of a political move.

“This certainly adds pressure for him to go,” said the senior Democratic aide, who spoke on condition of not being identified…

By Tuesday afternoon, two House Democrats from competitive districts announced they were donating campaign contributions from Weiner to charity.

A spokesman for Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, said she will make a $1,000 donation to local charities instead of keeping the campaign contribution from Weiner.

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz also decided to give to charity the $3,000 he received from Weiner.

And yet, and yet, another poll of New Yorkers out tonight shows him doing surprisingly well. His mayoral ambitions are finished, of course — 56 percent say he shouldn’t bother running — but 51 percent think he should keep his House seat versus 30 percent who say he shouldn’t. The latter would be a huge problem in a primary or even the general election if the election were held next month, but assuming there aren’t too many more “check out this bulge” e-mail transcripts still to be revealed, that number will ebb in time. Some local Democratic leaders are sticking by him for now too. All he needs to do is lie low, be contrite, and wait for this to fade away and he’ll be well positioned to run for reelection — until, er, the alleged X-rated photo that he sent to one of his lady friends surfaces and kills his campaign in its tracks.

Via Breitbart TV, here’s crack CNN reporter Wolf Blitzer explaining how, after interviewing Weiner, he really did believe his story that the Twitter account was hacked but the now-infamous underwear pic might have been of him anyway. Which, of course, was one of the most insane aspects of Weiner’s version of what happened, as Ace pointed out in about 20 different posts. It would make sense that Weiner accidentally tweeted a bona fide picture of himself; it would also make sense, in theory, that a hacker inserted a picture of some other man into his Twitter stream to frame him. But why would someone who had an actual photo of Weiner in his skivvies go to the trouble of trying to break into his account to post it when that person could have released the photo in other ways? For that matter, if the goal was to frame Weiner with an embarrassing photo of an unidentifiable man, why not use a much more graphic/embarrassing photo swiped from some porn site somewhere on the Internet? Makes no sense. And yet Wolf was convinced. Go figure.

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What the hell, guys.

It’s just cyber sex. With multiple girls half his age.

And lying about it to the media. And slandering people who noted it.

Cripes. You prudes.

Good Lt on June 7, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Isn’t a campaign donation meant to be used for campaigning? How is a donation to charity a campaign? Isn’t this illegal no matter what the good intentions?

Blake on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Hang in there Tony! You can pull this out!

bernzright777 on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

scandal cooties?

heh

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Sean Hannity: is it really necessary, to uhm, like, interview women, who like , uhm were on the computer and stuff and who like , uhm “faved” Mr. Weiner and then like uhm……

Oh, goody – Part 2 after the commercial.

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

And yet Wolf was convinced. Go figure.

Yeah, how about that. A real ‘investigative’ reporter ain’t he?

GarandFan on June 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

When your weenie can’t bring in the cash. You are roasted.

upinak on June 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I mean pull this off…

bernzright777 on June 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

c’mon…
it’s not like he killed somebody or jizzed on some intern’s dress…..sheesh!…/

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I am getting weiner-fatigue…

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM

What charities? Planned Parenthood? ACORN?

KeepOhioRed on June 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM

looks like weiner is going to have to go back to those age old traditions of bringing in the cash.

he’s already got a start, he just needs a paypal account now.

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM

c’mon…
it’s not like he killed somebody or jizzed on some intern’s dress…..sheesh!…/

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Just his own blue shirt!

upinak on June 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM

What charities? Planned Parenthood? ACORN?

KeepOhioRed on June 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Nympho Anon

upinak on June 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM

“Weiner has said he would “welcome and fully cooperate” with the probe…”

Let that just run wild in your mind for a few seconds…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 9:16 PM

It’s interesting that so many donk pols didn’t like him either. I read that he was abusive to his staff and there was an extremely high turn over. Seems like his only friends were porn stars and the barely legal…

Blake on June 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM

When you have seen Wolf play Jeopardy, it all makes perfect sense.

stldave on June 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM

they ought to donate the money to the Victims of Lying Democrats Care Fund

member include Breitbart, yFrog, FB, Twitter, blenders, #hackrz (damn them!) etc etc…..

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM

This is bad. It takes something pretty extreme to make a Democrat support a charity.

malclave on June 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM

WOLF WANTED TO BELIEVE HIM. It is just like the Anchoress said: these people are covering their cocktail party buddies. How can you honestly report the news this way and WHY CAN’T THEY SEE THAT? It is obviously driving me NUTS.

djl130 on June 7, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Weiner would give oral s%x to Helen Thomas if it would save his Congressional Seat weiner…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Joe Biden just might chip in some pocket change…y’know he’s pretty generous n’ such.

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM

malclave on June 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Zing for the win!

NaCly dog on June 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Weiner would give oral s%x to Helen Thomas if it would save his Congressional Seat weiner…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 9:19 PM

{{{shudders}}}

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Given how desperate House members normally are to fill the coffers for reelection, the amount of scandal cooties on that cash must be near biohazard levels.
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Yes,it sure do reeks,all the way to Political High Heaven!

Le Stinko,Peppy Le Pew!!!

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:22 PM

And yet Wolf was convinced. Go figure.

You’re not aware that Wolf is a tool?

ButterflyDragon on June 7, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Are we really trying to figure out how Wolf Blitzer could’ve possibly been snookered?

Jim Treacher on June 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM

{{{shudders}}}

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Ditto that!..:)

Dire Straits on June 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM

{{{shudders}}}

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM

the shudder effect would be.. she liked it.

upinak on June 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM

When you have seen Wolf play Jeopardy, it all makes perfect sense.

stldave on June 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM

There is absolutely no better video than that, ever.

Live moon landings, first video on MTV, Reagan’s first inauguration….nothing compares to Blitz borrowing money to play in Final Jeopardy. The only human to run a deficit on that show.

BobMbx on June 7, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Meanwhile we go back in time,and just maybe,Weiner might
weather out this DeBauchery!
==============================

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.”
*****************************************
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(More….)
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Carville couldn’t contain himself,must be a Democrat male
thingy!
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‘Hoh My God!’
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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

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Are we really trying to figure out how Wolf Blitzer could’ve possibly been snookered?

Jim Treacher on June 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM

really. it’s not like it’s “Ted Turner’s Underwear Drawer” for $200 Alex….

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 9:28 PM

the shudder effect would be.. she liked it.

upinak on June 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM

B-b-b-but the weenie is a joo…
/

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2011 at 9:29 PM

BS. They lie all the time. Blitzer must believe that the Republicans are going to be building mass graves for all the seniors that will die after budget cuts.

pedestrian on June 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM

The Magnificent Huma, American born and Saudi bred, must be more than a little upset. As must be the House of Saud who have invested so much in positioning her in the heart of government. She must have gotten some fabulous fatwa from Wahhabi Corp Headquarters to marry a Jew and still be halal. Of course Hillary would be lost in dealing with Islam without Humas untiring massive brain and underwear folding skills. Weiners wife guides/dictates American Middle Eastern policy to an amazing degree I would bet.

BL@KBIRD on June 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM

MEMO TO THE TREASURY:
**********************

Due to the nature of Progressive,Liberal,Democrat,or any
other means of Financial Campaign assistance,giving,to,
or by, as political contributions,should be first delivered
to any Bio-Lab Level 4 for containment,and destruction!

Note*

Liberal Political Groups can fill out a 300 page form for reinbursement,if any cooties have been found,traces of,even
down to nano-particles of said cooties,

you will not see a dime,in short,YOUR SCREWED!

Thank-you!(snark).

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:37 PM

“Weiner has said he would “welcome and fully cooperate” with the probe…”
Let that just run wild in your mind for a few seconds…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Seven Percent Solution:D*mmitt,Weiner is going after the
Lizard Hybird People Vote!Haha:)

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:39 PM

The right is really dropping the ball on getting authorities to commit to investigating what happened with Weiner’s interactions with underage girls. Considering Ginger Lee’s revelations she received PR advice(contradicting Weiner’s press conference), that these underage girls and their parents were also contacted by the PR reps.

http://patterico.com/2011/06/07/connecting-the-dots-on-the-underage-girl-angle/

http://patterico.com/2011/06/05/more-weiner-messages-to-young-girls-evidence-the-media-was-duped-into-dropping-the-investigation/

ninjapirate on June 7, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Why She Matters
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Huma Abedin’s World
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http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Huma_Abedin

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:42 PM

D*mmitt,Weiner is going after the
Lizard Hybird People Vote!Haha:)

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:39 PM

:O)

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Besides the possibility of Weiner messaging not such good things to underage girls, this is the lie that may do him in…

“At no time did I or any member of my staff try to do anything to cover anything up.”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/07/if-anthony-weiner-wants-this-story-to-go-away-he-needs-to-stop-lying/

Um…

It’s pretty obvious his staff got in contact with and tried to coach

1. Stripper
2. Seattle College Girl
3. Parent(s) of teen girls

ninjapirate on June 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM

i know we should stop beating up on Wolf for losing 4k on jeopardy….and losing so bad to conan’s sidekick…and, well, yeah, the thing that proves that wolf is stupid is that he thought he had the brains to go on in the first place…and no one at cnn pulled him aside, and said Wolf, this is a hard show…you need some firepower here, there aren’t going to be any teleprompters.

but sadly, it is so funny that we won’t…sorry Wolf

r keller on June 7, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Anthony Weiner = Pedobear

Roy Rogers on June 7, 2011 at 9:52 PM

BL@KBIRD nailed it.

Very well done.

Roy Rogers on June 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Ween will have a CNN talk show in no time flat.

Philly on June 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM

BL@KBIRD on June 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM

BL@KBIRD singin’ in the dead of right.

TXUS on June 7, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Hang in there Tony! You can pull this out!

bernzright777 on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I mean pull this off…

bernzright777 on June 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

You had the correct word the first time.

slp on June 7, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Unless his fellow Dems want him gone because they don’t like him behind closed doors, Weiner is not going anywhere. The Ethics committee will find no serious faults and they will use the ruse that his district should decide in the next election. Those polls show he’s in pretty good shape. He’s a Dem with most of the media supporting him. He’s got it made and he knows it.

Now Hum a Weiner may cause some problems.

patrick neid on June 7, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Radioactive money… NOT a good sign…

Hang in there Tony!! Stay in office!!

Khun Joe on June 7, 2011 at 11:03 PM

And yet Wolf was convinced. Go figure.

Alex, I’ll take “Who’s the dumbest anchor at CNN?” for $1000.

GrannyDee on June 7, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Wolf who?

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 7, 2011 at 11:57 PM

D*mmitt,Weiner is going after the
Lizard Hybird People Vote!Haha:)

canopfor on June 7, 2011 at 9:39 PM
:O)

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Seven Percent Solution:-:)

canopfor on June 8, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Eastern policy to an amazing degree I would bet.

BL@KBIRD on June 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM

BL@KBIRD:Nicely Nailed!!

canopfor on June 8, 2011 at 12:06 AM

For Wolf, it’s probably true only if the document has some Times New Roman sprinkled about.

unclesmrgol on June 8, 2011 at 12:29 AM

I wonder if other Congressman have donated contribution money they got from Rangel.

yo on June 8, 2011 at 1:06 AM

I remember when Pelosi was in a lot of trouble but nothing came of it.
What Weiner man needs to do is promise something to Obama. Make some kind of big gesture or send him some money. Obama will make a call and all this will go away. How many Democrats ever resign? I think it’ll all blow over eventually. Maybe he’ll enroll himself in some kid of twitter sensitivity training and then the media will come out and praise him for seeking help. He just needs to somehow turn himself into the victim. Like he’s got a disease or something and just needs a little treatment. Then he and other Democrats could sight this as the need for government regulation of twitter, camera phones, the internet and so forth.

JellyToast on June 8, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Ween will have a CNN talk show in no time flat.

Philly on June 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM

He could go in with spitzer,,,and call it “Der Weiner-Spitzer.

tinkerthinker on June 8, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Blitzer isn’t the sharpest tool in the drawer.

But we already knew that.

trapeze on June 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Hang in there Tony! You can pull this out!

bernzright777 on June 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Pull out? Doesn’t sound manly to be Bill. I say leave it in there and get the job done. BaBOOOM!

mechkiller_k on June 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM