Weinergate becomes CSI Twitter?

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Weinergate becomes CSI Twitter?

Last night on Twit­ter the fights were fast and furi­ous. Tommy Christo­pher vs Lee Strana­ham, Ace of Spades vs Lee Strana­ham and a cast of dozens all with inter­est­ing the­o­ries with drama added by the silence of Partiotusa76 (no tweets in over 24 hours), even more inter­est­ing is the slight sug­ges­tion in Lee’s lat­est post that “Dan Wolfe” might not be a man, (That would explain why he was com­mu­ni­cat­ing only via e-​mail and declined my request to speak on the phone) and that the Rep KNOWS both who and how the tweet was sent.

With the Poten­tial of a tor­nado hit­ting Fitch­burg I was a tad dis­tracted from this entire busi­ness but I’ve had a night to sleep on it.

In terms of the story, I still main­tain the most sig­nif­i­cant piece is the twit­ter fol­low pat­tern (could a “jilted” woman fol­lower have decided to high­light this unno­ticed fact.

But any­way. Although I find Lee’s the­ory pos­si­ble, here is where I think the hole is:

For the tweet to have come from Patroitusa76 AND deleted by Weiner in the sequence

1. Patriot76USA He (she) would have needed to know about the Yfrog tweet vulnerability/​feature

2. … would have had to have the exact code nec­es­sary to exploit that vulnerability/​feature

3. … would have had to have access of a pic­ture that Anthony Weiner will not deny is his…stuff

4 and over a memo­r­ial day week­end Anthony Weiner would have to be mon­i­tor­ing his twit­ter account, notice it at once and delete it within seconds.

For the tweet to have come from Rep Weiner he would have had to :

1. … hit the wrong char­ac­ter when send­ing a tweet.

2. … real­ize it and delete it

Which one would seem more likely?

Lee’s big ques­tion is how does “patriotusa76KNOW the image is deleted within 15 secs.

But con­sider, on the left side of the aisle there are orga­ni­za­tions paid to mon­i­tor every­thing said and done by lead­ers and up and com­ing pols on the right. Why would it be odd that an admit­ted oppo­nent would be deter­mined to nail him a tab open with Wiener’s twit­ter feed? The num­ber of clicks nec­es­sary to cap­ture the tweet and the deletes are minimal.

But to me the clincher is this: For Lee’s the­ory to be right Patriotusa76 needs to be either 1. Con­vinced that Anthony Weiner will not go to the law. 2. Will­ing to deal with the con­se­quences of Weiner going to the law in order to expose his odd twit­ter and photo pat­terns (a jilted female follower?)

Think about that and ask your­self. What pol do you dis­agree with so much that you would risk going to jail to embarrass?

There are enough odd­i­ties (Patri­ots silence and Weiner’s unwill­ing­ness to go after a polit­i­cal oppo­nent) that I think Lee should keep on this track to see if there is some THERE there, but until we have more I have to con­sider it the “B” pos­si­bil­ity. After all Stacy dogged the Bill Spark­man case and found it was not what many thought. Then again that came after an inves­ti­ga­tion by law enforcement.…

…an inves­ti­ga­tion that Anthony Weiner, to this point, will not allow.

Update Next week on CSI Twit­ter, The hunt for Patriotusa76?

Update 2:
Not quite as strange as a cer­tain tweet up a very strange post. I wouldn’t have traded 4 hours of my life for that for any amount of result­ing hits.

Last night on Twitter the fights were fast and furious. Tommy Christopher vs Lee Stranaham, Ace of Spades vs Lee Stranaham and a cast of dozens all with interesting theories with drama added by the silence of Partiotusa76 (no tweets in over 24 hours), even more interesting is the slight suggestion in Lee’s latest post that “Dan Wolfe” might not be a man, (That would explain why he was communicating only via e-mail and declined my request to speak on the phone) and that the Rep KNOWS both who and how the tweet was sent.

With the Potential of a tornado hitting Fitchburg I was a tad distracted from this entire business but I’ve had a night to sleep on it.

In terms of the story, I still maintain the most significant piece is the twitter follow pattern (could a “jilted” woman follower have decided to highlight this unnoticed fact.

But anyway. Although I find Lee’s theory possible, here is where I think the hole is:

For the tweet to have come from Patroitusa76 AND deleted by Weiner in the sequence

1. Patriot76USA He (she) would have needed to know about the Yfrog tweet vulnerability/feature

2. … would have had to have the exact code necessary to exploit that vulnerability/feature

3. … would have had to have access of a picture that Anthony Weiner will not deny is his…stuff

4 and over a memorial day weekend Anthony Weiner would have to be monitoring his twitter account, notice it at once and delete it within seconds.

For the tweet to have come from Rep Weiner he would have had to :

1. … hit the wrong character when sending a tweet.

2. … realize it and delete it

Which one would seem more likely?

Lee’s big question is how does “patriotusa76” KNOW the image is deleted within 1-5 secs.

But consider, on the left side of the aisle there are organizations paid to monitor everything said and done by leaders and up and coming pols on the right. Why would it be odd that an admitted opponent would be determined to nail him a tab open with Wiener’s twitter feed? The number of clicks necessary to capture the tweet and the deletes are minimal.

But to me the clincher is this: For Lee’s theory to be right Patriotusa76 needs to be either 1. Convinced that Anthony Weiner will not go to the law. 2. Willing to deal with the consequences of Weiner going to the law in order to expose his odd twitter and photo patterns (a jilted female follower?)

Think about that and ask yourself. What pol do you disagree with so much that you would risk going to jail to embarrass?

There are enough oddities (Patriots silence and Weiner’s unwillingness to go after a political opponent) that I think Lee should keep on this track to see if there is some THERE there, but until we have more I have to consider it the “B” possibility. After all Stacy dogged the Bill Sparkman case and found it was not what many thought. Then again that came after an investigation by law enforcement….

…an investigation that Anthony Weiner, to this point, will not allow.

Update Next week on CSI Twitter, The hunt for Patriotusa76?

Update 2:
Not quite as strange as a certain tweet up a very strange post. I wouldn’t have traded 4 hours of my life for that for any amount of resulting hits.