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Message discipline: Wasserman Schultz calls Weinergate a ‘personal matter’ five times in 60 seconds

by George Bennett | June 3rd, 2011

Broward County U.S. Rep. and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the crotch-shot controversy surrounding lawyered-up Democratic New York Rep. and Twitter enthusiast Anthony Weiner is a “personal matter.”

In fact, Wasserman Schultz used the phrase five times in just under a minute in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Read the Blitzer/Wasserman Schultz transcript after the jump…

Transcript of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s remarks on U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner:

BLITZER: let’s talk about your colleague, Anthony Weiner. I noticed on the house floor, you had an animated conversation with him today. What were you talking to him about?

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I was actually just talking to him about the votes we were — we were casting at the moment and just, you know, kibbitzing with him a little bit. But what Anthony Weiner is dealing with right now is a personal matter and that’s where it should be left.

BLITZER: Listen to what Steny Hoyer said today. He gave him some advice. He’s the number two Democrat in the House. I’ll play the clip.

HOYER (on video clip): He and I had a brief discussion at which point in time I told him that he needed to handle this and needed to give the facts accurately to the public.

Reporter: Has he done that to your satisfaction?

Hoyer: I frankly have not been following it as closely as all of you have, so I don’t know whether he has done that.

BLITZER: Do you agree with Steny Hoyer?

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Like I said, I think this is a personal matter and that’s how it should be left.

BLITZER: Because Eric Cantor, the Republican, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, he says that Anthony Weiner has a lot more explaining to do, if you will.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Anthony Weiner is dealing with a personal matter and should be left as a personal matter.

BLITZER: Do you believe someone did hack into his account and send out that picture as he says?

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I think Anthony Weiner is dealing with a personal matter and that is where it should be left.

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18 Responses to “Message discipline: Wasserman Schultz calls Weinergate a ‘personal matter’ five times in 60 seconds”

  1. Pet Rock Says:

    A potato is smarter than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz!

  2. constitution 101 Says:

    Even Wasserman Shultz has called the
    crotch-shot controversy a ” personal
    matter”. It is so personal that he should resign. He has lost all credibility. Weinergate will not go away.

  3. Labdancer Says:

    This is the same Rhodes Scholar who claims that those mean, heartless Republicans actually want to make illegal immigration be a crime. Yes, you read it right. Frankly, I have no interest in anything she has to say.

  4. l Says:

    its always a personal matter when it comes to a democrat and they are making sure they mum the word especially with the next heavy election on the heels of their feet along with a tanked economy. never seen weiner so humble and quiet.

  5. JupiterVoter Says:

    Naming Wasserman-Shultz as DNC chair was a gift to the GOP! Her defense of Weiner’s obvious lies comes on the heels of her the “Republican Party wants to make illegal immigration a crime” line. Classic.

  6. Yoboi Says:

    Does anyone expect meaningful insight on any issue from DWS? She is an idiot of the first water. The most you will ever get from her is either an attack on Republicans or a defense of Democrats. She, and her ilk, are the exact reason Washington is so polarized.

  7. Hopeful Says:

    Yeah, who was the other congressman who got in trouble for doing the same thing?

  8. American man Says:

    Is it me or does Weiner and crotch in the same sentence sound funny? My guess is that he uses his “weiner” as his trademark and that’s what he had on his site. Or does wasserman-schulz get off on all this and hopes it is a personal matter. Fire em both.

  9. Yoboi Says:

    The other Congressman was Chris Lee from NY. He resigned. The makeup of Weiner’s constituents is the same as that of the District that kept re-electing Wexler notwithstanding the fact he didn’t live in the District he represented. Not even the same State. It all just minor details or a personal matter if you are a liberal. Once you pass the litmus test of liberal Orthodoxy you have a position for life, kind of like tenure. Nothing you do can get you fired because anything bad that happens is an attack by those evil Republicans trying to starve the elderly.

  10. Xavior Says:

    SO… the Republican resigns for showing off his abs…

    … but Dumbocrat Weiner refuses to contact police for an alledged twitter ‘hacking’ of what he cannot confirm with ‘certitude’ is or is not his genital region?

    Is this like Mark Foley resigning for doing nothing illegal, but Barney Frank just had no idea his lover was using his DC apartment for a teenage gay brothel…
    … and then got his other lover a sweet job at Fannie Mae he refused to perform oversight on for two years before the collapse??

    Can you all say loudly:

    D U P L I C I T I V E ??

    … and we have no ‘media’ that will actually investigate and say what they always conclude without any facts when it is a member of the GOP??

    This is exactly why Alcee Hastings continues in Congress… with the morals of a cockroach!

  11. Oh Please Says:

    DWS, our “Made-in-America-Advocate” drives an Infiniti, is now….how can one say….The Numb Skull supports Numb Nuts.

  12. JML Says:

    Just like the rabid ugliness of her face, the moral conduct of a United States congressman, who is married and converses with porn stars on Twitter, is anything BUT a personal matter. Her arguments wouldn’t even hold on a Junior High debate match.

  13. constitution 101 Says:

    Debbie is right- it is personal.
    So PERSONAL and INAPPROPRIATE that
    Weiner should resign. That would be
    the honorable thing to do.

  14. Mustang Says:

    Since Weiner is not sure if this particlar picture of a bulging manhood in briefs was him or not… I wonder how many pictures of his erect manhood like this one exist? For him not be sure about this one there must have been alot of such pictures taken. Weiner
    needs to resign, he has lost all credibility.

  15. Wasserman's America Says:

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “HAITI IS FLORIDA’S 69TH COUNTY.”

    that’s what you will get if democrats are elected. Floods of immigrants.

    OUT with DemocRATS.

    This economy stinks and the spending has to stop.

    Millions, billions are going to foreign countries and states, while Americans need help, the President is sending aid to other countries and asking us to take on the debt.

  16. Making America like Israel Says:

    “Named by a tabloid as one of the 50 most beautiful people on Capitol Hill.”
    (wonder who owns the tabloid?)

    “I guarantee you that her being a woman played a role in the choice, I guarantee you that her being from Florida played a role,” said David Harris, the president of the National JEWISH Democratic Council. “But I also guarantee you that her being JEWISH played a role.”

    The question remains open of what role, if any, Wasserman Schultz’s Judaism will play as she leads the Democratic Party into the 2012 elections

    “She is so, so excited to be Jewish,” said Shelley Rood, who worked as a legislative assistant in Wasserman Schultz’s office and is now a senior legislative associate at the Jewish Federations of North America. “She really enjoys working with JEWISH ORGNAIZATIONS because she believes THEIR PRIORITES for AMERICA are right on.”

    Wasserman Schultz arrived at politics through JEWISH activism, which has been a centerpiece of her career.

    Off the record, Jewish leaders say Wasserman Schultz will ratchet up the pressure on the Jewish establishment to back Democratic initiatives. Eric Golub, a Jewish blogger for the conservative Washington Times, calls her the Democrats’ “JEW SHREW” because of her partisanship.

    All from the Jerusalem Post article
    http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=216454&R=R5

    A religious state trying to dominate America politics and spending. We’re in trouble.

  17. nemo Says:

    Any thing that this woman says is moot…as is she.

  18. Mel Plontz Says:

    She is loud, not real smart, and a prefect choice for DNC Chair. Not ready for prime time and showing it every time she has the chance!

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