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Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner at the NYC Pride Parade last month. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42757699@N04/9179446712/">Neon Tommy</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner at the NYC Pride Parade last month. Photo: Neon Tommy, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo likens Weiner sexting scandal to "summer theater"

Governor Cuomo refuses to get involved in the controversy surrounding former Congressman Anthony Weiner's latest sexting activities, and his refusal to drop out of the race for mayor of New York City.

Cuomo has not joined fellow Democrats who've demanded that Weiner leave the race. But the governor did comment on the recent events for the first time yesterday.

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He says it's like a tragi-comedy. And he tried to downplay the recent news, calling it "summer political theater" in New York. "We laugh because if we didn't laugh, we would cry," he says.

But while Cuomo says he won't judge whether or not someone should run for political office, saying it's an "open democracy," he does say that who wins is a different proposition. "And that's where the electorate comes in, and the responsibility of the electorate comes in," says Cuomo. "That is a much different equation than who runs."

And, the governor adds, "We are only in the opening act of this play, and we have a long way to go."

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