Skip to content

Weinergate: Giving Hot Dogs A Bad Name

June 6, 2011

Update: this post was originally published at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 6, 2011. A lot happened after that. Rep. Anthony Weiner held a press conference and admitted he lied about posting an explicit photo on his Twitter account. He also admitted to sending explicit photos and messages to “about six women” over the past three years. He said he would not resign from Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has called for a House Ethics Committee investigation into Weiner’s actions.

The original post begins below:

Weinergate? In case you missed it (and I rather hope you did):

Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is a liberal congressman from Queens, New York. Back on May 27, 2011, someone sent a lewd photograph from his Twitter account to a female college student.

Weiner denied sending the photo, but couldn’t bring himself to say “with certitude” that it wasn’t a photo of him. Nor has he requested a formal investigation to clear the matter up. It was the kind of familiar political waffling that suggests guilty secrets, and bloggers were soon referring to the incident as “Weinergate.”

Here’s my take on the issue: a “weiner” that’s feeling the heat. Scroll down for close-ups, and to see what Mr. Weiner actually looks like.Weinergate illustration with Congressman Anthony Weiner depicted as a hot dog in a bun with a flaming match keeping his feet to the fire

Weinergate illustration with Congressman Anthony Weiner depicted as a hot dog in a bun with a flaming match keeping his feet to the fire

caricature of Congressman Anthony Weiner as a hot dog compared to an actual photo of Anthony Weiner

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2011 10:34 AM

    Hot Dog, Mark! Leave it to you to leave no bun unturned. No one can ketchup to you. Glad you’re not doggin’ it. As Luis Tiant used to say, “It’s great to be a weiner!”


    • June 6, 2011 4:56 PM

      Ow, ow, ow! Seems like I missed a few (puns). Thanks for jumping in with such, er, relish! : )


      • June 9, 2011 3:01 PM

        I’m laughing out loud. Your cartoons are so funny and patrick henry added even more mirth. 😀


        • June 9, 2011 3:28 PM

          Arf, arf! Guess my work is going to the dogs… : )

          Glad I made you laugh, always an honor to have you stop by, TT.


A penny for your thoughts. I'm on a tight budget here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: