It couldn't have been more perfect. Outspoken liberal Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was "caught" Tweeting a photo of his engorged and underwear-smothered manhood to a


Weinergate Nontroversy Cock-Blocks Real News All Weekend Long

It couldn't have been more perfect. Outspoken liberal Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was "caught" Tweeting a photo of his engorged and underwear-smothered manhood to a 21-year-old WWU student in Seattle. In effect, the politician with the most hilarious name in Washington had done the most hilarious thing possible in revealing a sex scandal.

In a matter of hours "Weinergate" was born and Memorial Day Weekend was handed the perfect news meme for people to grill hot dogs to.

Let's run over the facts we know then, shall we?

On Friday night the following Tweet from Weiner's yfrog Twitter account was sent to Seattleite Gennette Cordova (@GennetteC).

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Almost immediately, Twitter user patriotuser76, who, several weeks ago, had posted what appeared to be inside knowledge of Weiner's "sexscandal pics." announced via Twitter that the pics had indeed been released by Weiner himself.

Minutes after that, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart's biggovernment blog ran with the story.

This evening a photo surfaced on Congressman Weiner's yfrog account and in his verified Twitter timeline of a man in his underwear with an erection. The photo was reportedly sent to a woman on Twitter. We've protected her name and her account, which was at one time verified to be active but has since been deleted after the photo in question was deleted. Coincidentally, the rest of the photos in the congressman's alleged yfrog account were also deleted around 11 p.m. eastern.

From there the story spread through the conservative blogosphere like the clap through a freshman dormitory.

The theme of most of the coverage seemed to be a comparison of Weiner and former fellow New York Congressman Chris Lee who immediately resigned when Gawker posted a shirtless pic of the married Rep. that he sent to a woman on Craigslist.

Weiner has since denied sending the Tweet, saying he's the victim of hackers.

Cordova, the young Seattleite who follows Weiner on Twitter and to whom the cock pic was sent, has now said she's never met Weiner and especially not his namesake.

I am a 21-year-old college student from Seattle. I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan. I go to school in Bellingham where I spend all of my time; I've never been to New York or to DC. The point I am trying to make is that, contrary to the impression that I apparently gave from my tweet, I am not his girlfriend. Nor am I the wife, girlfriend or mistress of Barack Obama, Ray Allen or Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that I have made similar assertions about them via Twitter.

And patriotusa75, a.k.a. Dan Wolfe, the person who first posted news of the pic and who's been accused of perpetrating the hack has denied any involvement.

This all leaves us with two possibilities.

One, that a sitting Congressman whose name means "dick" and who's known to be one of the most tech-savvy pols in Washington, sent a photo of his penis via his public Twitter account to a woman two decades his junior on an opposite coast.

Or two, that, like Sarah Palin, Sony Playstation, PBS and countless other individuals and organizations, Weiner was the victim of hackers.

Needless to say, more "serious" news organizations than this blog will continue to pick apart this nontroversy with a dedication that will no doubt leave conservative conspiracy theorists fully aroused.

Meanwhile, unemployment remains at 9 percent, the national debt stands at more than $14 trillion and American soldiers continue to die in two lingering wars.

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