Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weiner's "Certitude"

I liked a line from a Washington Post article about this scandal that you can read HERE.  The article begins, "In a moment that will probably go down in the annals of how not to handle a crisis, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) insisted again on Wednesday that he was not the one who sent a suggestive photo from his Twitter account- but he told NBC News that 'I can’t say with certitude' whether the now-famous image is of his own crotch."

Here's the line from the article I really liked. "His answer ranks somewhere below 'no controlling legal authority' and above 'wide stance'” said Democratic crisis-management specialist Chris Lehane. Lehane was referring first to the infamous phrase that Vice President Al Gore used in 1997 to describe questionable fundraising activities, and then the one that then-Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) used in 2007 to explain how he came to be arrested for lewd conduct after tapping the foot of an undercover officer in a restroom stall in the Minneapolis airport."

(As an aside, I also noted with interest that in the above Larry Craig's party affiliation was specified, while Al Gore's was not.)

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