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Anthony Weiner's Ultimate Twitter Fail, Cliff Lee Leads Phillies to Win, and Philly Teacher Layoffs on Hold

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The Omelette Tuesday June 7, 2011

Anthony Weiner's Twitter Fiasco Takes The Cake For Blunders

Turns out that conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart was right all along about Anthony Weiner's online exploits. And, I'll give credit when credit is due. I must admit I didn't think any politician would be so foolish to do something like this. Thus, the "hacker story" seemed plausible.

Anthony Weiner came clean to the media yesterday and admitted that the photo posted to his Twitter account was in fact of him. And, it wasn't the result of a hacker as he claimed last week, but rather it was his own doing.

Weiner told the media that he attempted to privately message the explicit photo to a young woman, but mistakenly sent it publicly. He then panicked and attempted to delete it immediately, but by then it was too late. He also admitted to other inappropriate online activities.

Suffice it to say Anthony Weiner's Twitter gaffe is the ultimate social media fail. His career in politics, while not over is going to take a huge hit. Democrats are calling for him to resign and rallying behind an ethics probe into the matter. He said yesterday that he wouldn't resign, but don't be surprised to see him give another press conference in the coming days where he calls it quits.

Look for the term "Weinergate" to become as much a part of pop culture vernacular as Sarah Palin's word "refudiate" was last year.

Cliff Lee Strikes Out Ten in Phillies 3-1 Victory

The Phillies offense was once again shoddy, but they didn't need to be on their A-game with Cliff Lee dealing. Lee pitched 7 strong innings and struck out 10, while yielding 0 earned runs in the Phillies' 3-1 victory over the Dodgers.

The Phillies and Dodgers will go back at it tonight at 7:05, as Roy Oswalt takes the hill against Dodgers prospect Rubby De La Rosa, who will make his first career start.

Philadelphia Teacher Layoffs On Hold

The worst round of mass teacher layoffs in 30 years were averted yesterday in Philadelphia. All told - 3,024 school district employees,  including 1,523 teachers and 490 central office staff were fired yesterday. The teacher's union then sought an injunction to have the layoffs put on hold.

The layoff notices sent to about 1,500 teachers must be rescinded (for now) after a judge ruled in favor of the teacher's union, citing the collective bargaining agreement as the reason.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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