How Dumb Is Anthony Weiner?
Dumb enough to email porn star Ginger Lee and tell her to lie about their online correspondence. This is being reported by TMZ so take it with a grain of salt.
On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice? I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh]."
It's unclear if Weiner's PR team is from his Congressional staff. If so, Weiner could run afoul of House Ethics Rules as well as the law. Weiner put on a full court press, urging Lee to lie about their relationship. On June 1, he emailed her: "The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it. Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly. Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter. I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow. That's it.'"
Weiner suggested a nice touch -- some good ol' Southern charm: "And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."
According to the article, Weiner instructed Lee to say that Weiner's direct meesage was thanking Lee for following his Twitter account. An interesting side note is that Lee follows Oliver Willis, Down With Tyranny, Truthout, Mother Jones and the anti-Scott Walker DefendWisconsin. This maybe my dream woman.