Congratulations, President Barack Hussein Obama: Your middle name is no longer the most controversial name in politics, and you can thank Weinergate for that.
Facebook posts mentioning Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) are still going up at the rate of several per minute as of this writing.
Yesterday afternoon, the Congressman confessed to sending pictures of a sexual nature via online outlets including Twitter, and then lying about doing so.
And while the story would have created a sensation no matter which member of Congress was involved, the name Weiner is far more joke-friendly than, say, Ackerman, as in Weiner’s New York Democrat counterpart, Rep resentative Gary Ackerman.
The majority of Weiner-related posts on Facebook contained jokes or plays on words related to his last name, and those that actually discussed the scandal itself were critical of the congressman’s actions.
Some recent posts involving Weinergate (spelling and punctuation left intact, unedited):
If your last name is Wiener then try and not get caught tweeting photos of your crotch to non-wife women especially if your a politician. Because most likely this is what you’ll be known for the rest of your life. Dems now have a Wiener problem, hope it works out for them.
Why didn’t Anthony Wiener’s parents name him Oscar Meyer? Bet he wished he were one now!
… congressman Wieners wiener being sent over the internet. And all these politicians that are bashing him now will be in the news in a few months with their own wiener in the news. So why do they go on TV and bash each other when they all got their wieners where they don’t belong, ARNOLD, and all the other ones before him. It wasn’t the first wiener and it won’t be the last!!!!
Omg wiener…..change your name!!!!!!!
Rep. Antony Wiener took a picture of his wiener how ironic.Rep. Amanda Beaver said she was outraged and would never think of doing something like that.
sees a bright future for Rep. Anthony Wiener – Viagra spokesperson.
With a name like Wiener, this man was predisposed to let his little head do the thinking. I’m sorry, but men, get over yourselves…just when you think they may have some redeeming features, they pull out the one thing that makes them look ridiculous. It’s very sad. As I’ve always said, the package on the outside is just a poor design.
So as the battle to maintain a few positive reforms to a cruel and collapsing health care system continues, desperately needed human services continue to be threatened, our deficit increases under a regressive tax system, and we are still involved in two wars, let’s FOCUS OUR ATTENTION ON THE PHOTO OF Mr WIENER’S UNDERWEAR and PENIS!
Dude, how funny is it that a politician with the last name ‘Wiener’ tweeted a picture of his wiener?
Readers, what are your friends posting on Facebook about Weinergate?