Man, this guy is a quote machine. If the national media didn’t know him before they DEFINITELY know him now!
Congressman Weiner was out there looking like
Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali at this press conference!
He flashed a tight, uncomfortable smile and avoided eye contract as he tried to deflect point-blank questions from reporters about whether or not he had sent a crotch shot of himself in underwear to a 21-year-old co-ed in Seattle.
“Was it from you or not,” demanded CNN’s Capitol Hill producer Ted Barrett.
To which the squirming Weiner replied:
“If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people and someone in the back threw a pie or yelled out an insult, I would not spend the next two hours of my speech responding to that pie or that insult.
“I would return to the things that I want to talk about to the audience that I want to talk to. That is what I intend to do this week.”
When asked why he didn’t tell the Police that his Twitter account was hacked, Weiner responded:
“I’m going to have to ask that we follow some rules here. One of them is going to be you ask questions and I’ll do the answers. That seem reasonable? . . . You do the questions, I do the answers, and this jackass interrupts me?” a fuming Weiner said of Barrett.
In a particularly snippy moment the online penis-pusher said:
“This is now Day Three,” he intoned. “You have statements that my office has put out. And there are going to be people . . . this is the tactic. The guy in the back of the room who’s throwing the pie or yelling out the insult wants that to be the conversation.”
“Look, this was a prank that I’ve now been talking about for a couple of days,” he said. “I’m not going to allow it to decide what I talk about for the next week or the next two weeks.
“And so, I’m not going to be giving anything more about that today. I think I’ve been pretty responsive.”
Then there came a light-hearted moment where the Congressman tried to smooth over the crowd:
Though visibly angry — and often combative — the congressman tried to squeeze in one lame joke, bragging that he “passed [Tea Party favorite Rep.] Michele Bachmann today in the number of Twitter followers. I will give you that fact.”
Yesterday, pretty Gennette Nicole Cordova, the Seattle co-ed, tried to explain why she got the racy underwear crotch snapshot, which, Weiner had insisted when the story first broke, was sent by someone who had hacked his account.
“Actually, I became a fan after I saw him demolish Bachmann on Hannity about 2 months ago. It was great,” Cordova posted on her Twitter page.
At first bewildered by all the attention, Cordova, a journalism student at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash., pulled down her Twitter and Facebook pages and said she had never met Weiner in person.
She then resumed her online presence and appeared bemused by the attention.
“This is teaching me an invaluable lesson about the importance of journalistic ethics and standards,” she tweeted.
Yes Gennette, this is how it’s done in the big leagues. Scandal, direct questions, evasive answers, repeat.
Peep some of the other pretty young thangs that Congressman Weiner has followed on Twitter…