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Another Rep. Weiner sexting partner emerges, reluctantly


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U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is pursued by the media as he leaves a news conference in New York, Monday, June 6, 2011.

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An excerpt of a conversation between Nobles and Weiner, sent by Nobles' roommate from Nobles' Facebook account to the private Facebook account of a Las Vegas Sun reporter.

Traci Nobles

Traci Nobles' full Facebook profile picture that appears as a thumbnail in her direct exchange with Weiner that was forwarded to the Sun. Launch slideshow »

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U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., reacts during a news conference in New York,  Monday, June 6, 2011. Launch slideshow »

WASHINGTON - The identity of another of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s social media sexting partners is emerging, but this time, by accident.

Lisa Weiss, Ginger Lee, and Megan Broussard were all too eager to provide the details, whether through photos or Facebook-strains of their online affairs with Weiner; and Gennette Cordova, the 21-year-old from Washington who received the tweet that touched off this whole scandal had no choice.

But if it were up to Traci Nobles of Athens, Ga., her contact with Weiner would have stayed a secret.

“I really regret that this was sent to you,” Nobles told the Las Vegas Sun, after confirming that an unnamed roommate went into her Facebook account, which had been inadvertently left open, and emailed the Sun a screen shot of a private conversation between Weiner and Nobles that appears to date from August. “She thought someone should know,” Nobles said.

Given the extent of the congressman’s flirtatious speech and physical details that have been made public, there’s little from the brief excerpt of the Nobles-Weiner conversation that could shock us. The bit of the conversation that was made available to the Sun shows the two exchanging terms of endearment such as “sexy” and “sugar” and arranging some sort of meeting for the next day — although it’s not clear from what’s presented whether it’s a meeting that was to take place online or in person.

Calls placed to Weiner's various offices were unsuccessful: Each was met with a busy signal, or answered by a voice mailbox that was full. An email sent to a Weiner spokesman asking for confirmation of the congressman's involvement with Nobles was not immediately returned.

Nobles, who will be 35 this month, works in physical education and health fitness promotion for elementary and middle schools and is a self-proclaimed liberal on Facebook.

Despite her reticence to reveal her private contact with Weiner, she’s not been shy about sharing her affection for the congressman publicly in the past.

She’s posted suggestive messages on his public campaign site several times, requesting right after the midterm elections to sit in Weiner’s lap, with an accompanying phallic joke, and encouraging him on more than one occasion to conduct his official business — especially if it would be broadcast on television — in the buff.

Nobles wouldn’t share any more of the exchange she had with Weiner after several requests. She and Weiner are Facebook friends.

Nobles is the fifth woman revealed to have been carrying on online contact with Weiner, who said in a news conference Monday that he had maintained such relationships with six women over the past three years, adding that he had never met any of them in the flesh.

The House Ethics Committee is expected to subpoena testimony and records from the women involved as they move forward with an examination of whether to charge Weiner with official wrongdoing. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi requested the investigation Monday afternoon, shortly after Weiner concluded his news conference; few Democrats since have defended him, and several Republicans, and some Democrats, have been calling for his resignation.

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  1. I'll bet the FBI has Facebook on digital storage in a basement somewhere.

  2. With women all over the country, think this man needs a weiner mobile to get around in... you just know from the second they say "I'm innocent, my account was hacked,: they be guilty as sin...

  3. Apparently, New Yorker's do not want their Rep to step down...

    He's their guy...up to them.

    Sexting might be TITILLATING...
    But it ain't too bright.
    Brett Favre; same New York state of mind.
    "I'll show you mine if you show me yours"...
    It's like grade school with these guys.
    "My NAME is Weiner! You think THAT'S funny? Get a load of this!"
    A serial Weiner-wagger...
    If he goes into therapy, I will barf.
    He doesn't need therapy, he needs to grow up.

  4. I can't imagine being a public figure whose profession depends largely upon image and perception, and engaging in something like this. Public forums like Facebook and Twitter have brought down many a man (and even a government in Egypt). Why risk it? Sooner or later someone will find out (whether it is a reporter or someone looking to cash in or get publicity), and you have left a trail of documentation. Pretty hard to deny what you have left in print and digital images.

  5. It was Stupid! If this is the new standard for resignation though, let's put David Vitter at the Head If The Line, He had Actual Sex with a Hooker supplied by the DC Madam and then Paraded his Wife out to admit it, all the while running on his Holier Than Though Stick. Wieners Voters in His District (if he has one left after redistricting) will decide.

  6. mred - "Tune into tonight to hear Bill O'Reilly talk to Dick Morris about sexual texting and the like...the experts on this topic???"

    Bwaahaha .. the pot and the kettle.

  7. This guy is a pervert....
    he is not worthy of being a congressman.

    He needs psychiatric help; he needs to commit himself.

    He is unlikely to be a worthwhile part of American society again with out help from others.

    He is a creep - and women should detest him.

  8. He's a democrat, what do you expect?

  9. These are the leaders we want our children to look at as icons of American values and judgment?

    Whatever party you are affiliated with, how can anyone not think this bozo should quit, go hide and not come out of his house for about two years....

  10. Is this Congressman still in the House? He should have been booted a week ago and we would have forgotten his name by now.

  11. Mr Chair, I would like to introduce a new amendment to our ethics regulations:

    AB145: If you text your meat, you lose your seat.