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On #Weinergate

posted at 3:15 pm on May 31, 2011 by

Just to make this clear: I don’t care what anybody does in his spare time. Everybody, even politicians, are entitled to a private life. If they want to send questionable photos to young ladies when they’re married, well, I can’t say approve, but I can’t say I care. They can do whatever they want to do, as long as they don’t break the law (by, say, sending such pictures to an underaged girl).

Regarding the controversy surrounding Congressman Weiner, however, it’s time for some answers. Instead of fessing up, the good congressman would have us believe someone hacked his account and tried to smear him. That is a serious – a very grave, indeed – offense. If true, he should call in the Feds who could then hunt down the person who did this (if he can hack Weiner’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, what more does he have entrance to? His emails, for instance?).

But no, Weiner hasn’t done – as far as we know – any of this. Instead, he simply makes jokes about it, as if it were some innocent prank.

Why would he react that way (assuming his story is true)? I can’t come up with a satisfactory answer.

To call the situation ‘suspicious’ would be the understatement of the year. Weiner’s story doesn’t make sense – at all.

It’s time for some answers. Did Weiner call in the Feds? If not, why not? Does he think it’s perfectly OK for people to ‘hack’ the social network accounts of congressmen? Also: I do most certainly believe in the old adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime. If Weiner has lied about it – and we’ll need a serious investigation to find out whether he did or didn’t – he has to be held to account. That’s common sense.

In the meantime, I’m becoming increasingly angered by ‘liberals” attacks on Andrew Breitbart, whose Big Government website first covered this story. As I understand it, some leftists even implied Breitbart may have been responsible for the – ahem – hacking. If that’s not a ridiculous theory, I don’t know what is. Those who push this theory aren’t merely idiots, however, they’re simply dishonest hacks.

This post first appeared at Right Across The Atlantic. Follow me on Twitter.

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So if the standard liberal chanting point is that Andrew Breitbart may be behind the hack, isn’t that even more reason to start an investigation? Why let him off the hook by labelling it “just a prank.”

Fred 2 on May 31, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Fred 2: yup, good point. It’s clear that they’re afraid that Weiner’s lying.

Michael van der Galien on May 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Weiner’s weiner is roasted.

Conservalicious on May 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

He’s got a (D) next to his name…nothing will happen I’m sorry to say…

cmsinaz on May 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

new thread up on the main page…maybe something will actually happen?

cmsinaz on May 31, 2011 at 6:51 PM

You know, if a congressman or senator’s account has been hacked, it should be investigated, period. Don’t wait for ol’ weasel trousers to call for the cops or FBI or anyone. It should not be his call. This is national sexurity we are talking about here..

Congress, where are you?

Ozwitch on May 31, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Sexurity: man, that was a genuine autocorrect fail there.

Ozwitch on May 31, 2011 at 9:17 PM