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It’s been an odd spectacle watching news coverage of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, as he fields questions about a lewd photograph that was sent from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college student. Weiner claims his Twitter account was hacked, but when asked directly whether the bulging boxers in question were his, Weiner said that he couldn’t say “with certitude” that it wasn’t.

A politician with the last name Weiner unable to deny a lewd photo was him? That’s all cartoonists need to run away with the story.

Here’s my take…

I thought it was particularly funny that St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoonist R.J. Matson would drag the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile into this…

Taylor Jones‘ caricature of Weiner’s misplaced briefs made me laugh…

As did this cartoon by Eric Allie showcasing Weiner as an “unintentional” flasher…

Unfortunately, as Washington Examiner cartoonist Nate Beeler notes, Weiner can’t say a lot “with certitude” these days…

Meanwhile, the tune Joe Heller of the Green Bay Press-Gazette came up with is bound to get stuck in your head…

Pittsburgh Times-Tribune cartoonist Randy Bish helps keep our lunch meats separate…

Sadly, Weiner is only the latest in a long line of Congressmen that have over-exposed themselves, as Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News notes…

They may all be “Congressional Weenies,” but he’s still the only true Weiner in Congress.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

14 replies on “Weinergate”

Has he been found guilty of something yet?  
I’m not sure he should be judged in the cartoons until he is. 

This loud mouth is finally getting everything he deserved. At least it could have been a bigger bulge from such a pompous ass.

This loud mouth is finally getting everything he deserved. At least it could have been a bigger bulge from such a pompous ass.

This is in contrast of course to those idgits that just go around screwing anythng that spreads.. and then denying…. Those of you here that speak the loudest have the most to hide.  just feel lucky your famed savior of a president hasnt been caught with his pants down yet. (key word..–>Yet)

The good folks of his district in New York have got to ask themselves just why their represintative would choose to photograph his tally wacker in the first place. So much for the mistique surrounding the power brokers in congress.

Long before Weinergate, which I could care less about, Weiner exposed himself over and over as a jerk in 99% of his news interviews and antics filmed on the floor in DC.  He is a total p_ _ _ k, no, not punk, with absolutely zero rapport, zero communication skills, and totally full of nothing but himself.  He is another sorry example we the people blindly elect based on party addiction. 

In general I don’t assume the highest intelligence in congressmen but it would take an exceptional level of stupidity for someone with 100,000 twitter followers to post a cock shot to his account for all to see.  I find it hard to believe that he did that.  I’m inclined to believe he was actually hacked but time will tell.  

As for his responses to the media.  Sounds like the responses of someone who’s had to deal with Weiner jokes his entire life.  He knows by now that in most cases it’s best to just roll with it and join in with the joke.  

many presidents have been guilty of some sort of indiscretion it was considered normal then,its still normal only now we like to hear about it more, as it gives us a comparison to the powerful elite and our own lives.Who really cares what they or any of us do in this respect?

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