Never mind on that Part 2 of the Weinergate endgame that I promised quite yet: via Ace comes this report from Big Journalism on Rep. Anthony Weiner that “suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs.” They’ll be dribbling out their evidence for this suggestion over the day, and any hope by the Left that this will not be covered by the media will probably be neatly scuppered by this promise: “we will not be releasing all of the material because some of it is of an extreme, graphic nature.”
Yup. Statements like that are catnip for journalists – and, admittedly, for bloggers.
But is it true? I don’t know: I haven’t seen the evidence yet. But I would remind folks that Breitbart’s been sufficiently good at this sort of thing that the Left hates him with the passion of a billion burning suns. Which is one reason why they were so desperate to find a connection between Andrew and the guy who alerted people to the original tweeted picture, and why liberal pundits and bloggers have screeched ‘Shirley Sherrod’ for the last week like it was an apotropaic charm. They’ll probably try that again, here… but if the pictures and emails check out then it won’t do them a lick of good. Also: if the pictures and emails check out the question will quickly become how much damage Weiner will do to his fellow-Democrats. Explicitly including DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who picked the wrong moment to forget that she’s said some things about family values in the past that contradict her current (and, frankly Stepford Wife-like in their delivery) ‘personal matter’ talking points assigned to her by the real leaders of the Democratic party.
Should be a fun day.
Moe Lane (crosspost)