Steny Hoyer, however, is now catching up with the story so it's all new to him.
Rep. Anthony Weiner's onetime Democrat allies were quick to abandon the lawmaker yesterday, just hours after he admitted it certainly could be his bulging crotch shot that was sent to a cute co-ed from his Twitter account.
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens) had a big smile on his face when he greeted a Post reporter yesterday by saying he was doing "better than Anthony."
Ackerman also admitted, "It's a little strange" that Weiner said he can't be sure it isn't his manhood in the photo.
"He's handling it -- I hope," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told The Post, adding he didn't know "what's going on" with Weiner.
[. . .]
As for Weiner's congressional seat, a Democratic source pointed out the surprisingly strong 41.5 percent of the vote that Republican challenger Bob Turner got against Weiner in the 2010 House election.
"Something like this could boost a Weiner opponent by 7 percentage points and, based on his last race, that could make it a serious race," the source said.
Weiner has yet to admit it yet but it's plain as day that everyone knows that it was him in the picture. It's the obvious elephant in the room.
Related: GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!