As Day 6 of Weiner-gate begins, no one seems able to stop talking about the is-it-or-isn't-it crotch shot—including Anthony Weiner. After telling Luke Russert he was lacking "certitude" about whether it was, in fact, him in the photo, he kept talking. And he doesn't seem to be doing himself many favors in the pun department. When responding to a horde of reporters after leaving the House floor yesterday, he apologized "for being a little stiff yesterday." Clearly on a roll, he kept going: "Maybe if my name was hamburger the picture would have been of something else." And why not toss in a War on Terror reference? "Maybe this is the tip of al-Qaeda's sword."
Then he talked to Bret Baier. And Rachel Maddow. And Wolf Blitzer. In the latter interview, he explained, "This seems like it was a prank to make fun of my name, the name Weiner. It happens a lot." Prank? Yeah, right, says Donald Trump ("let's not kid ourselves ... it was him") and Henry Blodget ("OF COURSE Anthony Weiner sent that picture"). Feeling confused? Maybe a smattering of the day's best-headlined articles will clarify things:
- Ann Coulter: "Weiner's Penis Photo Dispute To Be Settled In Small Claims Court"
- New York Post: "Really 'Hard' to Tell"
- Guardian: "Weinergate limps on as congressman adds new wrinkle"