June 1, 2011

JAMES TARANTO: The First Political Scandal Of The Twitter Era. “So it’s possible this is a sex scandal of the pathetic and preposterous sort that ended Chris Lee’s congressional career. If Weiner is on the level, it is a scandal of a different sort. Just how easy is it to defame a prominent person by hacking into his Twitter account? . . . Inevitably this kerfuffle has provoked plays on Weiner’s name, whose pronunciation is the same as ‘wiener.’ We’ve heard some bad puns in our day, but this has to be the wurst.

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