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Weiner’s Teen Tweeter

Posted on | June 15, 2011 | 19 Comments

Today’s big story about embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner focuses on the fact that his wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, has returned home to deal with the scandal. (Also, the National Enquirer has published a photo of Weiner, as an 18-year-old college student, wearing a bra as part of some sort of dorm prank.) Some Democrats say Weiner could resign “in a couple of days.”


Meanwhile, another aspect of WeinerGate is long overdue for an in-depth examination: What kind of “fan” was the 17-year-old Delaware girl with whom the New York Democrat admits he exchanged private messages on Twitter? Prudence Paine writes a long post in which she observes:

Boy, can she cuss. She drops the F-bomb and the C-bomb and the S-bomb and all the other bombs. Sometimes that’s all a tweet is, just a single curse word; sometimes she strings it oooouuuuuuuutttttttt for emphasis on the frustration or agony or whatever inspired the unladylike blast. Some pages of her tweets are just F, F, F, F. F this, F that, i hate F-ing this, F, F, FFFFFF.

Read the whole thing. As Prudence says, it’s “troubling” that Weiner would be following this girl on Twitter even if, as the congressman says, his communications with her weren’t “indecent” or “explicit.”


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