05.30.2011 06:37 AM

Weinergate: How did the NSFW pix end up on Ontario PCs’ Twitter account?

Poor George Lepp.

First, he and Tim Hudak said George’s Blackberry magically activated itself, and took X-ray photos of George in flagrante through his pants pocket.

Then, they said someone stole the Blackberry, even though they didn’t tell the police, and magically posted George Unzipped on Twitter.

Now they say it wasn’t George.  It’s some other guy!  Still no word on the police investigation.

Coming soon: aliens did it, and the shot is of Elvis.

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46 Comments

  1. Craig Chamberlain says:

    I was wondering why they didn’t simply say it wasn’t him.

    • Craig Chamberlain says:

      (How long did they expect the public to buy that one before someone with any familiarly with BlackBerrys called BS? There are a few users of the device out there.)

  2. It was a plot by the Daleks. Quick, somebody call the Doctor!

    • AmandaM says:

      You’re my new best friend. Doctor Who references indicate a quality human.

      • Thanks – it’s my favorite show, favorite character in all of science fiction. Best line from the eleventh Doctor – “I’m the Doctor, I’m worse than everybody’s auntie!”

        • AmandaM says:

          I totally love Eleven. Then, “and that is NOT how I am introducing myself”. Ten was super-great, but Eleven has a je ne sais quoi that I enjoy greatly.

          Have you watched this season yet? I streamed this week’s episode due to an insane and tone deaf decision from BBCA, and it was EPIC (totally overused word, but I thought for a minute what described the watershed moment more and couldn’t think of one).

          Warren, if you don’t already watch Doctor Who with the little people, give it a shot. It’s my way of making sure I connect with my teenager each week on something we both like and can talk about all week (not to mention THE FUTURE, philosophical stuff.)

          • Craig Chamberlain says:

            I remember trying to watch it years ago. It was interesting on a certain level but I couldn’t commit to the work it seemed to require to know what they were talking about.

  3. James Bow says:

    You know, Twitter accounts can be hacked. I think a lot of people know they can be hacked. Why on earth would these people go with the explanation that a rogue Blackberry snapped a picture through his pants and got stolen? Totally bizarre.

    Is it your birthday, Warren? I can’t thin of any other reason for this gift…

  4. Harith says:

    Pretty obvious he took it himself and was gonna send it to some lady he fancied.

  5. Dave Roberts says:

    It’s sad some people focus on crap like this when the PC’s have a platform out there with good/bad and ugly proposals worthy of debate and analysis.

  6. wannabeapiper says:

    Wow wee-any explanation here, other than he was admiring himself, is implausible. What a dick-(I am referring to his character or lack there of).

  7. hitfan says:

    I think this is a case of “sexting” gone bad. Maybe the intended audience was his wife. Or he probably has really close friends where they send pictures of their weiners to each other for the lulz.

    The cover-up explanation is what is really embarrassing here. It is technically impossible to take a picture of one’s privates through your pocket. A simple explanation that his Twitter account was hacked and that the image is not of his own privates would have been enough.

    Anyway, this type of scandal is not enough to change the public’s mind about how to vote anyway.

    • Michael says:

      Yes, but then he may have been forced to offer up proof that the tally wacker in question was not in fact his.

      If you made this shit up no one would believe you.

    • Chris says:

      It changes the channel though – this makes the weekend about a PC candidate’s wang instead of their platform release.

      If you were Tim Hudak, what would you rather be hearing questions about this morning?

  8. George says:

    Right. This is happening because the PC Convention was a success and Changebook well rec’d generally.
    Understand exactly why you’re trying to get the focus off the successes, but it’s not going to fly because few care.

    • Warren says:

      Thanks for your multiple comments about an issue that no one cares about, George.

      • Chris says:

        I’d say the changebook is a Liberal win – with no great departures from the Liberal platform, it’s almost as if they’re saying “Ok, we know that people are generally happy with what is happening in the province, but can we be in charge instead? Pleeeeasssee?”

        • Cath says:

          the outlier of course is Horwath and the NDP – check Blizzard’s column today.

          • JenS says:

            And I hope the Provincial Libs don’t take their eyes off that, as happened to some extent during the federal campaign. It’s totally a two-front war now.

          • Warren says:

            I try to learn from the mistakes of others. I may be crazy, but I try to avoid stupid.

  9. Dan says:

    Tory times are flacid times…

  10. kyliep says:

    Sad that we live in a world where a candidate can’t simply take a picture of his penis and balls and send them electronically via an instant message service on his mobile communications device without the press getting all…wait, what?

    Whether it was Mr. Lepp or somebody else, I must ask, who in the hell thinks it’s a good idea to take a picture of their genitilia? Even as a joke? Who receives a text/email with a picture of someone’s genitilia and thinks, “That’s hilarious. I’m so glad I saw that.”

    Having said this, I fully blame Mr. Hudak and hope his party is crushed at the polls.

  11. Cath says:

    what’s with all of the penis envy? Boys and their toys….go figure.

  12. AmandaM says:

    Alright, in fairness, I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that a ‘berry would take a picture inside someone’s pocket. They’re well known for making “pocket calls” and so it’s not ridiculous that if he had his ‘berry in his pocket with his keys or change and he didn’t make sure it locked after 15 seconds or something, a picture would get taken of the contents of his pocket – or a video even (!!!)

    But clearly that doesn’t explain why the candidate is going commando at the convention wearing pants that have pockets made out of saran wrap.

    Best part? THIS is what came out of the convention. “Changebook” (rolleyes) is fighting for space with the Pervy Candidate. Meanwhile, DMcG is all smiles with a big rally. Cool.

    • Uncle Ted says:

      It’s not out of question that the photos were sent to twitter while in his pocket, but there’s no way in hell that they were taken from the pocket… I don’t know too many pants with clear pockets.

      • Philip says:

        I’m just trying to think of how a picture can be sent to Twitter on any Blackberry model accidentally. As to the “junk” shot, it could have been a Tobias Funke in the tub moment.

  13. Attack! says:

    This election will be a test of The Peter Principle. (If Timmy and his Lepp dogs win, it’ll confirm Ontarians promote and reward incompetents, now)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle

    • AmandaM says:

      Check out the “Stuff You Should Know” podcast from howstuffworks.com – they did a full podcast on how the Peter Principle works. Interesting stuff. And, agreed.

  14. wolfshades says:

    Cut him some slack already. He made a simple mistake, and is too embarrassed to say so. How was he suppose to know his friends were kidding when they told him it was Bottomless Sunday?

    (That’s next week, right?)

  15. “His Blackberry was stolen, even if he didn’t tell the police.”

    Guess it’s more of that unreported crime that Stock mentioned.

  16. Does it have to be “Weinergate?”

    I think it should kinda sound like a wrestling move, like “The Reverse Hudak Cockblock.”

  17. Scotty Rowe says:

    There is an old joke: “We were so poor when I was a kid, we couldn’t afford toys. My dad cut a hole in my pants pocket and said “There’s your toy.'”

    Perhaps he had a hole in his pocket for that very purpose. But then, how would the Blackberry not fall through? Hmmm. That’s a pretty big hole in the story. I doubt that we will ever know how his bird got tweeted.

  18. MM says:

    This might help undecided voters assess Lepp as a candidate. Does he measure up? Does he lean too far to the right?

  19. Mike London says:

    Using two different explanations was a real cock-up.

    • Warren says:

      How about three?

      1. Jostled by someone
      2. Magic X-ray Blackberry
      3. Berry stolen, Twitter hacked, thief took pix of himself naked, posted on Twitter account belonging to guy he stole from

      All of them are quite plausible. I also like that Hudak’s geniuses continue to attack the media. That’s super smart.

      • Craig Chamberlain says:

        BUT it was NOT snapped and sent to him from a mistress.

        HOW ABOUT: “the photo was a goofy prank by my wife and it went horribly wrong. I am sorry for any embarrassment I may have caused the party and we look forward to being able to laugh about this.”

  20. Adam says:

    Craig’s suggestion is the best, I think. I think a Kamloops city councillor used that response for a topless picture of her on the Internet – she had been fooling around with her husband in the office, and then somebody posted the picture without her permission. I would go for that excuse (which is not to imply that she was lying) before I went for the hacked twitter account, and certainly long before the X-ray vision blackberry excuse. After all, we all have much the same bodies, and most of us can be fairly childish around our spouses (speaking for myself here, of course, so perhaps I shouldn’t say “us.”) What would political opponents say then: that he is a man, has a penis, and can be silly around his wife. 1 and 2 make him the same as a bit less than 50% of Canadians, while 3 is endearing and probably the same as a good chunk of Canadians. The story would be over before it started.

    But Lepp doesn’t use a reasonable excuse, but immediately blames protestors (darn left-wingers!), x-ray blackberries (there was an anime convention next door, after all), and the media. Very strange.

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