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Anthony Weiner admits he lied about underpants photo; Twitter erupts with jokes

Anthony Weiner admitted on Monday to sending a lewd photo of himself to a 21-year-old female college student over his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so

Anthony Weiner, the Democratic New York congressman who earlier claimed his Twitter and Facebook accounts had been hacked, admitted Monday that he had been lying and the lewd photos were in fact of him.

"I haven't told the truth. And I've done things I deeply regret. I've brought pain to people I care about the most and people who believe in me. And for that, I'm deeply sorry," a teary-eyed Weiner stated at a news conference in the Big Apple.

While seemingly copping to almost every allegation that had been swirling since Memorial Day, Weiner even hinted that there could be some x-rated self-portraits floating around.

Weiner said he was not going to resign, but that he decided to come clean so the lying could cease.

"I was embarrassed and I didn't want it to lead to more embarrassing lies," he said.

Needless to say, the karma has come full circle. Using the same medium where Weiner flirted with several young women, Twitter users are now poking fun of the congressman and the fine mess he has gotten himself into.

From jabs by comedian Steve Martin who joked "BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Weiner has apologized to Paul Revere" to the inevitable comparisons to Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John Edwards, the perfect storm of a man with the last name of Weiner admitting to being caught with his pants down is too much for the social network to ignore.

After the jump, a hearty collection of the best one-liners about Weiner's admission.

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Photo: U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) speaks to the media in New York, June 6, 2011. Representative Anthony Weiner admitted on Monday to sending a lewd photo of himself to a 21-year-old female college student over his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so. Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

 
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You say Weiner. I say Whiner! Let's call the whole thing off!

Congressman, what's next? A disclosure about implants?

So He confessed he lied.


Now for the truths:-
Weiner is an Internet sex predator!
The Obamacare promoted by him is NO GOOD. Even he himself needed a weaver.
"Global Warming" is NOT true.
The country is indeed bankrupt after electing Obama.
Unemployment is worrying because of failed Obama's maxist policy.

The economy's in shambles, the jobless rate is going up and everybody's interested in roasting weiners.

I have to say I'm surprised he handled this so badly. The photos being outed might've been a day or two of embarrassment but like others, he will be brought down by the cover-up. Instead of being a hard working public servant his attention will be on saving his career. In this faltering economy where we need grownups in government, he chose to be immature and stupid; that hurts us all.

To all who wish to have fun with what Rep. Weiner did and said. Think about this: Compare what he did to the worse thing you have done and gotten away with ...Or Not. Then lied or just kept quiet and survived.

Compare it to some truly bad things, violent things that our leaders have done in the past and then ask yourself this. But for the grace of God could there go I?

In all honesty, was this really that bad? Or, Are our leaders just supposed to be super human perfect saints? What? Today with the internet? Like the man said, "Thank God Bill Clinton had no cell phone camera or our children would have seen What instead of just hearing what "Oral Sex" Was, hummmm

I want my leaders to be like me, human. Not criminal but just human.
Considering that in the past there have been Sexual Preditors, Thieves, probably Murderers and definatly Perverts with groups of Congressional Pages hiding in their closets with them.

Who are we to judge this guy? And how? In Court? In Congress or how about in his Family room with family and his conscience and heart!

I believe that the very worst thing a leader can do is point a damning finger when there is equal guilt on their own finger. Hypocracy, is an unforgivable crime and Sin. Do ya think?

That and I guess my spelling and writing skils. LOL

Honestly if we look closly at all of our leaders on both sides we will have a very hard time finding Mr. Or Ms. Perfect. Perhaps we should start new every 5 years an then there won't be enough time for another fool to get caught. And we will save Millions on Retirement Bennifits as well. Yay!

Ok, Nuf Said

Why do they make such a big deal over a man showing his wiener - It is ok for these moral, outraged people to allow bombs dropped from planes killing women and children, drones killing innocent families etc and the headlines are over a guy that showed his wiener. Randy Rhodes on her radio show said it so simply "it’s a guy thing." Personally as women it is about time these guys start showing some skin and we can compare just like guys have done forever around our breasts. Ethics Investigation - Hey Nancy where are the weapons of mass destruction - more wasted time over this - after all it was just a guy showing his bulging shorts. Oh the children, ok for almost every TV channel showing violence but show the bulge - No we cannot have any of that. Lighten up folks there are much more important things to obsess about.


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