Stewart: Weiner worse for NY-9 Dems than Great Depression

"The Daily Show" ponders how a solidly blue district could fall to a Republican

Topics: Morning Clip, Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.,

Stewart: Weiner worse for NY-9 Dems than Great Depression

Conventional wisdom held that, Anthony Weiner notwithstanding, NY-9 should have been a shoo-in for Democrats. But, as everyone now well knows, Republican Bob Turner walked away with the district’s congressional seat in a special election on Tuesday — aided in large part by the comical weakness of his opponent, David Weprin.  “The Daily Show” looked over the evidence on last night’s program, observing that Weiner’s “self portraits” set in motion a string of events even more damaging to New York Democrats than the Great Depression. 



Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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