Anthony Weiner and other political Twitter scandals: A slideshow
The Dem says he's the victim of a hacker's prank, after a lewd photo is sent from his Twitter account. Here's a look at other troublemaking tweets
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) insists he wants to talk about serious issues. But this week, at least, he's out of luck. The media has been hounding him for days, asking him to explain how a lewd photo of a man's groin, encased in tight underpants, came to be posted on his Twitter feed. Weiner says someone hacked his account and sent the image to a 21-year-old Seattle co-ed as "a prank," although he concedes that he "cannot say with certitude" that the photo is not of him. The "Weinergate" affair has distinguished itself as one of the most bizarre sagas to explode on the microblogging site, but it's far from the first. Here, five other political scandals that began with a single tweet:



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