In the digital age, sexual missteps no longer even have to be in person, as former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) of New York proved with “Weinergate” – the tale of a suggestive Twitter photo that led to revelations of other indiscretions.
Mr. Weiner, a tough-talking Democrat who rarely met a camera he didn’t like, at first denied that he had tweeted the photo to a college student. Then, he indicated he could not say “with certitude” whether or not the photo was of him. Finally the lawmaker, who is married, admitted to sending the picture and, almost anticlimactically, resigned.
Perhaps not coincidentally, @RepWeiner hasn’t tweeted since June 1, about two weeks before he announced his resignation. His last public message: “On with Rachel tonight. Gonna talk about Trump eating pizza with a fork! #DudeYoureANewYorker!”