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NY governor: ‘Shame on us’ if we elect Anthony Weiner

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In an editorial board meeting with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the governor was asked by the chairman of Syracuse Media Group, Stephen Rogers, about term limits for legislative leaders.

During the conversation, however, Cuomo shared some opinions about electing former Congressman Anthony Weiner as mayor of New York City.

Via the Post-Standard:

Cuomo: “It’s basically democracy. Those are grownups (in the Assembly) who are picking, who pick their leader.”

Rogers: “So if Anthony Weiner wants to run for mayor, he can run for mayor.”

Cuomo: “He runs? He runs.”

Rogers: “And if we elect him?”

Cuomo: “Shame on us.”

It’s unclear whether Cuomo was referring to a hypothetical case or directly addressing Weiner’s candidacy — but look for Cuomo to clarify his statement soon.

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