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Nancy Pelosi passes on chance to make her own Anthony Weiner joke

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Disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner is moving up the polls in New York City's mayoral race, but his former boss doesn't want to talk about it.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked Thursday about Weiner's leadership style while he was in Congress from 1999 to 2011, an issue now that the man who sent pictures of his private parts to an untold number of women via Twitter is surging in the race. Pelosi wanted nothing to do with the question.

"Really, I have enough to do here not to get involved in the mayor's race of New York," Pelosi said.

"I've made some statements about Anthony's leadership when he was here, in relationship to his work in Congress and particularly in relationship to the Affordable Care Act," Pelosi added. "That's on the record."

Weiner was forced to resign in 2011 after he Tweeted inappropriate pictures of his scantily clothed lower body to women who were not his wife. Pelosi at the time called on Weiner to resign, and Weiner earlier this year said he hasn't spoken to Pelosi since.

The New Yorker has repeatedly apologized for the incident even while admitting that additional pictures of him could emerge now that he's back in the spotlight making a political comeback.

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