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.