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At Annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, Mass. Political Leaders Crack Jokes

BOSTON (CBS) -- Mayor Marty Walsh's unsuccessful bid to shorten the route of the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade was the butt of a lot of jokes this year at the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, where a who's who of state political leaders cracked jokes at each other's expenses.

"Sorry, was running a little big later than expected," joked host State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. "You know, I just came from the Moakley Courthouse. Mayor Walsh was trying to cut the breakfast in half too, could you believe it?"

Walsh, however, proved he could take the heat--telling Dorcena Forry he wouldn't allow her to cut his speaking time in half.

"Linda said to me this morning that I have two minutes," joked Walsh. "But I have an emergency injunction from Judge Shearns that gives back my traditional five minutes this morning."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren got a few zingers in about presidential politics.

"Donald Trump is floating Scott Brown as a possible running mate," said Sen. Warren. "I want you to think about that--it would be the perfect reality show match-up. Celebrity Apprentice meets The Biggest Loser."

Gov. Charlie Baker jogged onto the stage with a laundry basket full of clothing, and took a dig at State Senator Brian Joyce. Joyce is under fire for accepting free dry-cleaning services from a local business.

"Sorry I'm late, I've been waiting for Senator Joyce," said Baker. "I had some laundry I needed done, and I hear he gets a really good deal."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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