Folks There’s more…Celebrity gossip site TMZ has released more pictures sent to various women by Congressman Anthony Weiner:
Rep. Anthony Weiner took numerous photos of himself — clothed and partially nude — at the House Members Gym and sent them to at least one woman … raising questions about whether he used Congressional resources in his online exploits.
TMZ obtained the pics Weiner took of himself using his Blackberry and a mirror. Congressional sources have confirmed with TMZ … the backdrop is indeed the House Members Gym in the basement of the Rayburn House Office Building.
TMZ has confirmed the pics were sent online to at least one woman.
The question that’s dogged Weiner since his news conference/mea culpa is — did he use Congressional resources during his cyber affairs?
Thankfully Weiner’s junk is covered in all of the pictures, but in many cases he is grabbing himself.
What is it with the Congressional Gym that makes it a place for scandal. As you may remember, the disgraced Congressman Massa said that he was confronted by a naked White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel during the Obamacare debate, a mental picture that brought just as many nightmares as the Weiner wiener pictures.
The real problem arising from these pictures for the Congressman is the House Members Gym is a Congressional resource, and in his mea culpa speech he promised that no house resources were used.
For Weiner’s sake and for the sake of his family, I hope that these pictures are the last of them, but I fear there is more to come.
According to the NY Times Weiner is falling apart:
One friend said it had become abundantly clear that Mr. Weiner was no longer in a position to make clear-headed decisions about his career and health.
“He was falling apart,” said a longtime friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the relationship.
Mr. Weiner, who prides himself on his dapper appearance and physical fitness, was losing weight, seemed run down and drawn and increasingly found it difficult to make it through telephone calls without losing his composure.
He began meeting with the therapist not only to discuss his online behavior, but also to cope with the fallout from the scandal. On Friday, with calls for his resignation multiplying, he agreed that traditional therapy was not enough. He told family and friends that he would enter an out-of-town clinic and made travel plans for Saturday afternoon. He will be evaluated before it is determined exactly what kind of treatment he will receive.
I was not a big fan of Weiner before this scandal (nor am I one now), but I do hope this clinic provides him with the help he needs.