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article imageLeno evokes White House troubles on Weiner's mayoral candidacy

By Michael Krebs     May 25, 2013 in Entertainment
Speaking to Anthony Weiner's bid for New York City mayor, 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno attached the challenges of the Weiner candidacy to the issues facing the White House.
The bid for New York City mayor by former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) did not escape the attention of "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno on Thursday. Leno additionally drew a comparison between the Weiner candidacy and the scandals rocking the Obama administration.
Weiner resigned his congressional seat in disgrace after tweeting and emailing unsolicited lewd and fully naked pictures of himself to several young women. And, while admitting in an interview with WNYC that there could be additional photographs in circulation, as the Washington Post cited, Weiner announced his intention to run for New York City mayor earlier this week.
"I'm sure you know by now, Anthony Weiner, the 'Peter Tweeter,' you know that whole story," Leno said, in his opening monologue. "Well, he announced that he is running for mayor of New York City, but he's having some problems. A lot of democrats are distancing themselves from him. They say he doesn't represent the Party. What are they talking about? Doesn't represent the Party? Every day the White House gets caught with their pants down. He couldn't be more representative of the Party."
“There may be, or are, many New Yorkers who would never vote for me,” Weiner said in an interview with The New York Times. “Even those New Yorkers, I want to have a conversation with.”
However, those may be conversations that Democratic strategists do not want him to have - particularly now, as the White House and its allies face mounting criticism over the IRS targeting scandal, the AP Department of Justice snooping matter, and the ongoing questions surrounding Benghazi.
"It's not looking good for President Obama," Leno continued. "Today his teleprompter took the fifth. That's a bad sign."
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