#Weinergate: Married congressman’s Twitter account shares lewd photo

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account produced a shocking photograph Friday night. In a tweet directed to a Washington State woman, the married congressman linked to a photo of a man in underwear with a visible erection.

Big Government first reported that the congressman, who is believed to be interested in running for New York City mayor, tweeted the link to his Twitter-connected Yfrog account.

Four minutes after the tweet, Weiner complained that his Tivo had mis-recorded a hockey game.

Weiner then deleted the lewd tweet and wrote, “Tivo shot. FB hacked. Is my blender gonna attack me next? #TheToasterIsVeryLoyal.” There are no indications that the congressman’s Facebook account was tampered with.

The woman who the tweet was directed at deleted her account, and was not originally identified by Big Government. However, the tweet was located independently by other bloggers, who identified the Twitter handle of the woman.

The blog Ironic Surrealism found a second account believed to be the same woman. She is a journalism student at Whatcom Community College in Washington State.

The woman’s original account tweeted to Weiner on April 9, “I wonder what my boyfriend @RepWeiner is up to right now,” according to a screenshot taken from Topsy by Ironic Surrealism. The account’s cached contents were cleared Saturday.

Weiner was married less than one year ago to Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton.

If the photo turns out to be the congressman, it would come following revelations this year that former New York Republican Rep. Chris Lee sent photos of himself to women found on Craigslist, possibly including transgender women.

Fellow Twitter users have dubbed the episode #Weinergate. The congressman has yet to confirm whether he is pictured in the photograph.

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