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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Political Penis Tweets

Posted by Dan Savage on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

NY Rep. Anthony Wiener's explanation about how a boner pic got Tweeted from his account is a lot more credible than this Canadian politician's explanation:

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario is running damage control after rookie candidate George Lepp accidentally tweeted a picture of his penis on his official campaign Twitter account Sunday. The photograph which was visible for 20 minutes was described by the Toronto Sun as "too graphic to reproduce in the newspaper—are of a man naked from the waist down, showing a close up of his penis and his crossed legs."

Alan Sakach, communications director for the Ontario Conservatives, [explained] that "the photo was inadvertently taken by Lepp’s BlackBerry when it was in his front pocket." ... Sakach first alleged that the BlackBerry in George Lepp's pocket took a picture of his penis by accident, and after having his mobile device stolen from him without his notice, the assailant then went through the device and uploaded the picture to Twitter after nearly 12 hours had elapsed....

Public perception of the original statement made by Sakach has drawn heavy criticism from Canadian public, many finding the chain of events to be incredible. "George Lepp's pockets are transparent, are they?" said one Toronto Star reader "And the photo was taken while he wasn't wearing pants, that apparently have transparent pockets?"

Canadians and their transparent pants—that's what makes snowboarding at Whistler so much fun. And, hey, the Wiener story has a Northwest Connection!

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