When Anthony Weiner wasn't palling around with porn stars or blackjack dealers, he was apparently sending messages to high school girls. Police in Delaware yesterday were questioning a 17-year-old girl about her interactions with the congressman, Fox reports, which a Weiner rep characterized as "neither explicit nor indecent." The girl apparently started following Weiner on Twitter after seeing him speak on a trip to Washington in April.
He in turn followed her, and the New York Times has the content of the direct messages he sent:
- In response to the girl's comment that she aspired to be president, Weiner wrote: “How hip am I talking to a future president.”
- The girl tweeted publicly: “talking to Rep Weiner from New York right now! is my life real?” That, notes the Times, set off a conservative group monitoring Weiner's tweets, which then noted: “@RepWeiner new pal is a high school girl. First porn actresses now little girls. Weird.”
- The girl messaged Weiner that she was being harassed by members of the group, and he apologized and stopped following her.
- The girl later posted “Don’t forget me. I used to follow you.” in response to Weiner's appeal for new followers. He began following her again, and exchanged three more messages: One about baseball, one in which he jokingly asks her advice over a question about legislation, and a third in which he responds to a YouTube video she posted of a Weiner speech with the caption, "My true love." “I came back strong,” he wrote, apparently joking about superheroes. “Large. Tights and cape. ...”
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