The Time Anthony Weiner Tweeted With a Porn StarS

As Weinergate drags into its fourth day, Anthony Weiner refuses to answer the question of whether the dick in the pic is his. But just how long is this scandal's… legs? Maybe longer, now that we learn of a porn star who claims to be Twitter buddies with the congressman.

When asked today by CNN whether it was him in the dick pic posted to his Twitter account, Weiner said: "I'm not going to talk about this anymore… I'm going to get back to the conversation I care about." Unbelievably, this conversation has nothing to do with social media-distributed schlongs.

The recipient of the dick picture, 21-year-old Seattle journalism student Gennette Cordova, has denied any "inappropriate exchanges" between her and the congressman—although he did follower her for a while. Capitol police and the FBI are not currently investigating the hack.

But just when we thought Weinergate might fade, flaccid, into the dusts of history, a conservative blogger has dug up tweets from a porn star who claims Weiner sent her a private message.

The Time Anthony Weiner Tweeted With a Porn Star

Porn actress and stripper Ginger Lee frequently gushes over her "crush" on the slender congressman on her blog. On March 13, Lee tweeted ecstatically, "you know it's a good day when you wake up to a [direct message] from @RepWeiner. (I'm a fangirl, y'all, he's my trifecta of win.)" In a follow-up tweet, Lee explains that Weiner "thanked me for the shout-outs and said he likes my blog" in the message. (Weiner briefly followed Lee on Twitter, according to an outraged April tweet from the obsessive conservative blogger who broke Weinergate.)

What could Weiner have seen in Lee? Maybe the blog post where she says he's "gettin' more attractive to me every time he speaks." Or the tweet where Lee says Weiner "just became 1000000% more attractive than he already was to me. #ihavenoshameaboutthis".

When we asked Lee about the messages, she said, "While I can understand people's potential interest in this, I really have no comment/statement."

We may never know who posted the wiener to Weiner's account. (Despite the elaborate DailyKos conspiracy theory suggesting the screenshot was fake, Weiner has acknowledged the picture was posted to his account.) Even if Weiner rides this out, Weinergate still offers politicians a cautionary tale about how to conduct themselves on social media. Weiner likes to follow young, attractive women on Twitter for no reason and possibly enjoys direct messaging them.

The Washington Post's Alexandra Petri notes that of the 200 people Weiner follows, "a surprising number... do seem to be what might be termed nubile out-of-state houris." This is cute behavior for Justin Bieber—not so cute for a middle-aged congressman.

The lesson is simple: If you wouldn't do it in real life, don't do it on the internet. Would you have a picture taken with your arm around a blonde porn star who basically writes fanfic about you on her blog? Or have a private meeting with an attractive young college student who joked about how you were her "boyfriend," as Gennette Cordova did? You probably shouldn't be following or private messaging with them on Twitter.

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[Prudence Paine. Image of Weiner via AP. Photos of Lee via ModelMayhem.com]