The Dong Goodbye

  • Aired:  09/14/11
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Anthony Weiner's indiscretion drives a wedge between the Democratic party and their constituents in New York's 9th District. (5:09)

[LAUGHTER]

BUT WE TURN NOW TO A LOCAL

STORY, A SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL

ELECTION.

IT WAS HELD YESTERDAY IN NEW

YORK'S NINTH DISTRICT, A

PREDOMINANTLY JEWISH AND ASIAN

AREA OF BROOKLYN AND QUEENS.

I'M SORRY.

I'M BEING TOLD THAT'S FOOTAGE

FROM THE MOVIE "DISTRICT NINE."

[LAUGHTER]

I APOLOGIZE.

DO WE HAVE ANY IMAGES FROM THE

ACTUAL NINTH DISTRICT OF

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS?

THANK YOU.

THAT'S MUCH BETTER.

ANY HOW -- LUCKY.

MMM, MMM.

ASK YOUR PARENTS.

ANY WHO, IF YOU REMEMBER, THE

FORMER HOLDER OF THAT

CONGRESSIONAL SEAT WAS DEMOCRAT

ANTHONY WEINER, WHO FOR SOME

REASON WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE

HIS TERM.

WHAT WAS THAT?

>> CONGRESSMAN WEINER, A

CONTRACT, IS NOW INFAMOUS FOR

SOME REVEALING SELF-PORTRAITS

SENT TO WOMEN ONLINE.

JON JON OH, YES, THE

SELF-PORTRAITS HE SENT TO WOMEN

ONLINE.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S A LITTLE

GRANDIOSE TO CALL THIS A

SELF-PORTRAIT.

I MEAN, SERIOUSLY, THESE

SELF-PORTRAITS SHOW NONE OF THE

MONOCHROMATIC GRAND -- GRANDEUR

OF PI -- PICASSO'S WORK OR

SEURAT'S WORKS.

IF YOU ENJOY THESE, THERE'S

PLENTY MORE IN OUR BOOK, "JOKES

FOR HISTORY MAJORS."

[APPLAUSE]

BY THE WAY, THAT'S... IT'S

PRONOUNCED [BLEEPED].

[LAUGHTER]

SORRY.

I JUST DO IMAGINE AN ART HISTORY

MAJOR WATCHING THE SHOW RIGHT

NOW GOING, OH, MY GOD, OH, MY

GOD, OH, MY GOD, THEY'RE TALKING

ABOUT US.

ANYWAY, SPECIAL ELECTIONS, BUT

STILL IT'S A FAIT ACCOMPLI.

WHOEVER THE DEMOCRATS RAN ARE

GOING TO TAKE THAT SEAT.

>> THIS IS ONE OF THE BLUEST

DISTRICTS IN THE NATION.

THE NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS

OUTNUMBER REPUBLICANS THREE TO

ONE, HASN'T SENT A REPUBLICAN TO

WASHINGTON IN 1923.

>> 1923.

88 YEARS.

THE LAST TIME THAT NINTH

DISTRICT HAD A REPUBLICAN

CONGRESSMAN, HARLEM CONGRESSMAN

CHARLIE RANGEL HADN'T EVEN

STARTED HIS 15th

CONGRESSIONAL TERM YET.

HE'S BEEN THERE A WHILE.

SO HOW BAD DID THE D'S SHELLAC

THE R'S.

>> REPUBLICAN BOB TURNER ON

TUESDAY WON THE HOUSE SEAT THAT

WAS VACATED BY DEMOCRAT ANTHONY

WEINER.

>> Jon: WHAT!

HOW DID THE DEMOCRATS SQUANDER A

GIMME?

THEY HAVE A POWERFUL MACHINE IN

NEW YORK.

SURELY DAVID WEPRIN MUST HAVE

PICKED UP SOME BIG-NAME, PARTY

ENDORSEMENTS.

>> THIS IS ED KOCH.

REMEMBER ME?

I WAS ONCE YOUR MAYOR.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: YOU WERE, WEREN'T YOU?

I REMEMBER.

WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME?

>> YOU KNOW WHY I'M CALLING YOU?

I WANT YOU TO VOTE FOR BOB

TURNER FOR CONGRESS ON TUESDAY.

>> Jon: HOLY [BLEEPED] BALL.

ED KOCH BACKED THE REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE.

DID WEPRIN GET ANY ENDORSEMENTS?

♪ BOB, BA, BOB ♪♪

>> Jon: THAT'S BOWSER FROM

SHA-NA-NA.

ASK YOUR PARENTS TO ASK THEIR

PARENTS.

WANT TO KNOW HOW WEAK A

CANDIDATE DAVID WEPRIN WAS?

>> NEXT TUESDAY MORNING I'M

GOING TO VOTE.

THERE WILL PROBABLY BE CAMERAS

AROUND.

I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

>> FIRST OF ALL, MY MOTHER LIVES

IN THE DISTRICT.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO GO WITH HER TO

VOTE.

>> Jon: FIRST OF ALL, YOU

DON'T LIVE IN THE DISTRICT YOU

RAN TO REPRESENT, AND TWO,

YOU'RE HAPPY TO GO WITH YOUR MOM

TO VOTE?

SURE.

DAVID, WHY ARE YOU WALKING SO

FAST?

WE'RE GOING TO VOTE, NOT PUT OUT

A FIRE.

BY THE WAY, YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE

WHO CALLED ME THE OTHER DAY, ED

KOCH.

HE HATES YOU.

ARE YOU STILL RUNNING WITH THAT

GREASER FROM THE ACT PELL LA

GANG?

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT.

THE DEMOCRATS LOSE A

CONGRESSIONAL SEAT THEY HELD FOR

88 YEARS.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION COULDN'T

WREST THE SEAT FROM THEIR HAND,

WORLD WAR II, THE RED SCARE,

EVEN THE REAGAN REVOLUTION.

THE ONLY THING POWERFUL ENOUGH

TO DRIVE A WEDGE BETWEEN THE

DEMOCRATS AND THEIR CONSTITUENTS

WAS

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