Good luck with that.
Rep. Anthony Weiner isn't laughing at what he's calling an Internet "prank" - and he's hired an attorney to explore civil or criminal charges.Actually, it's not a prank. If true, it's clearly a crime. Why hasn't Weiner reported this to the proper authorities?
Weiner's office is playing off the lewd photo posted on his Twitter account Friday as the handiwork of a rabble-rousing hacker, but says the congressman can't take any chances.
"We are loath to treat it as more, but we are relying on professional advice," Weiner's spokesman Dave Arnold said.
Weiner's office did not identify the attorney.
The online soap opera unfolded over the weekend when an obscene photo on Weiner's Twitter page was addressed to Seattle college student Gennette Cordova - but visible to all 40,000 of his followers.
The photo of a man's crotch in tight-fitting underwear was quickly deleted - and Weiner insisted he'd been hacked.
As the blogosphere continued to buzz on Monday, Weiner hinted that his political foes were quick to focus on the controversy - rather than address issues affecting everyday Americans.
"Many want to change the subject [away from the issues] - I don't," Weiner said in a statement to The News on Monday. "This was a prank, and a silly one. I am focused on my work."
And as if the New York Mets haven't suffered enough of late. Now they have this pervert wearing their gear.
Update: Some CNN video, via Mediaite.
He's rather ho-hum about the whole thing. Hey, this stuff happens! What are you going to do?