[UPDATE: Oops. Weiner has just (6/6 afternoon) confessed to multiple online sexting relationships. Sometimes the simplest explanation turns out to be true. Good thing I didn't bet money. . . . Just the good name of this blog.
This post had hundreds of visitors just today, hopefully some will come back anyway. PW]
Just as there are plausible lies there are also implausible truths (credit to the forgotten source).
Framed with his own picture? He said that he couldn’t “say with certitude” that the picture is not of him. That means it is his picture of course. But did he send it to a young coed? Of course not.
Sociopaths simply love double bind harassments (this is first hand knowledge, I have had sociopaths brag to me of their harassment strategies). What is he going to do? Deny and be considered crazy or say he’s guilty and beg forgiveness? Either might destroy his political future. Just on the photo he’s in a bind, confirm or deny that the photo is of him? What to do?
I’m only partially his fan. I might or might not vote for him in a mayoral primary, but I would definitely vote for him in a general election. Now he will probably never run for mayor. This is a serious hit.
Of course it could have been worse, they could have mixed his DNA with a hotel maid’s saliva. I’m not saying this is what happened to DSK, I have no idea what the truth is there. But we do know, from Wikileaks, that the U.S. government desires samples of foreign dignitaries’ and leaders’ DNA as well as passwords (U.S. Chases Foreign Leaders’ DNA, WikiLeaks Shows). I would be stunned if they didn’t do the same thing stateside.
Which brings us to my main disagreement with Mr. Weiner. He is a very strong supporter of the Antfarm World, of Patriot Act/Homeland Security/TSA surveillance actions. I imagine he supported the authorities’ ability to download photos and other data from smart phones remotely “on the fly” — Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops. Anything authorities have the technology to do imaginative hackers can also do. There’s nothing technologically impossible about his photo being plucked from the ether and being used in a frame up with his own twitter account, it would be easy for the knowledgeable.
A final aspect of sociopathic modality is that built in play on words. “Is that Weiner’s weiner? Ha, ha, ha, ha . . . bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha, [etc.]“ For those who have been paying attention this is of course called sociopathic arrested development. Sociopaths are such predictable little dickheads, ya just gotta love ‘em.
Of course we chuckle also. We went through, as children, a bodily organ/function humor/fascination phase and it’s permanently incorporated into our psyches. But sociopaths are stuck there and will never progress.
So what should Anthony Weiner do? State the absolute truth, expose the depth of the fraud and let the chips land where they may. It might save his career and would definitely pull that light chain on the truth for many.