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06-04-2011, 02:01 AM
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has canceled his speaking appearance at the state Democratic Convention on Friday night in Milwaukee.

" The Weiner out but the Whiner,Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is in ......."

Graeme Zielinski, party spokesman, confirmed the cancellation and said the decision was Weiner's, and that the party's invitation to him was still good...."It's understandable, considering what's going on," Zielinski added....Weiner, an outspoken liberal voice in Congress, has been in the midst of a controversy over a photo of a male crotch in underpants sent to a female Twitter follower of his.

Weiner has denied sending the photo and says his Twitter account was hacked, but he has not denied the photo might be of him. The story has occupied much of the political world for the past few days....Weiner was to be one of the main speakers at the convention, which starts today at the Frontier Airlines Center. Another main speaker: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee.



06-05-2011, 09:10 PM
Rep. Weiner A Notable No-Show At NY Celebrate Israel Parade (Dems unhappy with Peter Tweeter)

One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator. The New York representative’s Twitter scandal was the talk of the day, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

It’s one of the biggest parades in New York City, full of flags, floats, Jewish pride, and politicians who attend to show their solidarity with the state of Israel.....However, Congressman Anthony Weiner, who has been marching in the parade since he arrived on the New York political scene as a city councilman in 1992, was marked absent.snip
Before the parade, there was the annual Metropolitan Council of Jewish Poverty legislative breakfast, where the so-called “Weinergate” controversy was a looming topic.

Weiner had attended the breakfast every year for the last two decades, and on Friday he had said he would attend – but on Sunday, he was a no-show.

Even though Weiner ducked the breakfast, his ears must have been burning with lingering questions about the controversy. Some are unsatisfied with the congressman’s assertion that he can’t say “with certitude” that the Twitter picture of bulging boxer briefs was him or not.