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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/02/2011

‘Weinergate’ theory: private photo, public embarrassment

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is usually a smart and politically savvy fella. That’s why I am mystified by his handling of “Weinergate.” And I was especially surprised by his on-camera admission to NBC’s Luke Russert that “I can’t say with certitude” that the turgid photo is NOT him.

The front page of New York’s hometown paper, which ironically is called “the wood” in newspaper lingo — gets it right today.
And the only way out of his pickle is for Weiner to face the press again. Only, he must tell the whole truth. I don’t think he sent that photo to the woman in question. While there are many theories out there, I subscribe to the one that says Weiner is a red-blooded American man who uses his tech savvy to not just tell but show his beautiful, high-powered and hyper-traveled wife how much he misses her. Sure, it’s embarrassing. It’s distracting (national default, anyone?!). But if it’s indeed the truth, Weiner must say so sooner rather than later.

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