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Bloomberg Cracks Joke But Stays Neutral About 'Weinergate'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to stay neutral when it comes to "Weinergate," staying very far away from saying what action he thinks Anthony Weiner should take in the wake of a sexting scandal.

There are a lot of politicians who have been weighing in on Weiner's Twitter scandal, even President Barack Obama, who spoke bluntly about Weiner in an interview that aired Tuesday.
"I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,'' Obama told NBC's "Today'' show.

In a rare foray into a congressman's ethical conduct, Obama said Weiner's actions were "highly inappropriate.''

WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reports: Bloomberg Stays Neutral On 'Weinergate'


When asked about Obama's comments and if Weiner should listen to the President, Bloomberg said, "That's up to the Congressman Weiner. I don't know if the President told the Congressman what to do. He said if he were in that situation. I don't think the President will ever be in that situation nor will I be in that situation."

So Bloomberg's record of saying nothing about what should be Weiner's fate is completely intact.

But he did make a joke at Weiner's expense at Monday night's New York Press Club Journalism Awards.

According to the New York Post, Bloomberg cracked a joke about Weiner.

"And who could forget Glenn's performance as the Naked Cowboy at the Inner Circle show a couple of years ago?" asked Bloomberg, referring to Glenn Schuck, the Press Club president. "It's a great example of how posing with your shirt off doesn't necessarily hurt your chances for reelection." 

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