Worst political gaffes of 2011
"We don't know where the photograph came from. We don't know for sure what's on it."
- US Representative Anthony Weiner
During a June 1 meeting with reporters, the New York Democrat refused to say whether it was his crotch pictured in a tweet apparently inadvertently sent to the public from his Twitter account on the evening of May 27. On June 16, Weiner announced his resignation after the revelation he had intended to send the photo as a direct message to a college coed, and had online contact with other women.