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It’s starting to look like maybe Anthony Weiner really did what everybody thinks he did

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I know, it’s hard to believe a genius like Anthony Weiner could do something so dumb, but more and more he’s acting like a guy who accidentally published something embarrassing on the Internet that was meant to be a private communication, claimed he was hacked to cover for it, failed to pursue the legal remedies you’d expect such a prominent person to pursue as victim of such a crime, and then refused to answer simple yes/no questions about any of it. Except to say that yeah, maybe it really is his junk.

So shut up.

Rep. Weiner seems to be employing a crafty odd/even-day strategy. On even days, he’s not talking about this anymore. On odd days, he runs aound telling dick jokes. He must be working on some new ones for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Ace of Spades brings us “The Strange Case of Hayley Williams.” Williams is the lead singer for the band Paramore, and about a year ago a nude picture of her leaked onto the Internet. Guess who she blamed? Hackers. And guess what really happened? No, really. Guess.

You can stop looking for the hacker, everybody. There wasn’t one. If there was, Anthony Weiner would be demanding vindication.

P.S. NYP: Mother of picture recipient furious at Weiner scandal.

The furious mom of the Seattle college coed at the center of Weinergate yesterday demanded that the cocky congressman come clean about the lewd photo.

“I’m really upset. I feel like he’s a person of power and influence, who can make a statement and make all this go away,” Carol Mizuguchi said, blasting Rep. Anthony Weiner for his continued snarky sidestepping.

P.P.S. CBS 2 in New York: Weiner’s Office Calls The Police After CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer Asks For An Interview.

Remember when he said he didn’t want to waste taxpayer money by calling the cops on the hacker?

P.P.P.S. Weinergate has inspired Hot Air’s Tina Korbe to poetry. Here’s my modest attempt:

There once was a fellow named Weiner
Who had quite an unpleasant demeanor
When his camera phone
Sent a pic of his bone
He said, “Who is that girl? Never seen ‘er!”