Governor Cuomo Explains His Hilarious Anthony Weiner Joke

The Daily News front page the next day. (Photo: Newseum)
The Daily News front page the next day. (Photo: Newseum)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his own brand of humor.

Indeed, while the tabloids have been reveling in making puns out of former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s last name, Mr. Cuomo went another route entirely.

“Shame on us,” the governor recently told the Syracuse Post-Standard about the prospect of Mr. Weiner winning the mayoral race, a bid just announced last Wednesday. Although the comment appeared to be a slam against Mr. Weiner, a Cuomo administration official told The New York Times it was actually “made in jest.”

“As the governor has said many times, he has no plan to endorse in this year’s mayoral primary,” said the official, who, according to the Times, “asked for anonymity to discuss Mr. Cuomo’s wit.”

At an event announcing new tax registrations earlier today, Mr. Cuomo was pressed by a reporter to explain the “joking” aspect of his remark.

“That was the context,” Mr. Cuomo replied, obviously uninterested in discussing the topic further. “That’s what I said. That was my comment on the mayoral race and we’ll now let them run their race. And we’ll see what happens.”

And so we shall.

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