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Shorecrest Grad Talks to New York Times About Weiner Photo

Cordova thought lewd photo was a fake

Shorecrest Grad Talks to New York Times About Weiner Photo

Gennette Cordova, a 2007 graduate of Shorecrest High School, gave her first interview since controversy broke over an unsolicited lewd Twitter photo sent to her by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

Cordova, who became a fan of Weiner's political views, starting following the congressman on Twitter (follow her here) and the two texted about policy issues and Republican partisan attacks. 

When she received a photo of the congressman in his underwear, Cordova said she was surprised. A conservative Web site, run by Andrew Breitbart, discovered the photo and published it.

"It didn’t make any sense,” Cordova, a 21-year-old student at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham told the New York Times. “I figured it must have been a fake.”

Read the full Times story here.

Weiner, who is married, confessed in a press conference on Monday that he had lied to cover up the fact he had sent Cordova the photo and made other online contacts with women of varying degrees. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has  ordered an ethics investigation in light of Weiner's admission.

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