Democratic Candidate Channels Monty Python

Jerry Shenk

August was arguably the worst month for the Obama presidency to date. The president's approval numbers sank to new lows; the jobs picture continued to be weak; favored administration projects went belly up; and the perception that Obama is weak, unprepared for the office and ineffectual got new traction among...liberal Democrats!

Just when you thought the news couldn't get any worse for the president or the left wing backlash any more amusing, CBS New York reporting informs us that the House seat formerly occupied by sexual deviant, Anthony Weiner, is in jeopardy for Democrats.

Not only does the latest polling show a neck-and-neck race (or slightly favor the Republican candidate) in one of the most liberal districts in America, the Democrat former front runner cum potential underdog is running away from his president.

Democrat David Weprin's campaign is figuratively plagiarizing the Monty Python gang who, in a memorable battle scene from the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," cried, "Run away. Run away. Run away."

Even CBS couldn't resist having some fun with the race:

Running in a Brooklyn/Queens district that is heavily Democratic and heavily Jewish, Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner got a two-for on Wednesday -- the cross-party lines endorsement of Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

"Bob Turner, getting to know him over the months, is just what we call a real 'mensch,'" Hikind said, referring to a Yiddish term that loosely translated means "a person of integrity and honor."

Democrat David Weprin responded with the endorsement of Jon Bauman, "Bowzer" of the singing group "Sha Na Na."

"Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba dang de dang dang vote for David Weprin," Bauman said.

Fittingly, Weprin also has the endorsement of the New York Times.

August was arguably the worst month for the Obama presidency to date. The president's approval numbers sank to new lows; the jobs picture continued to be weak; favored administration projects went belly up; and the perception that Obama is weak, unprepared for the office and ineffectual got new traction among...liberal Democrats!

Just when you thought the news couldn't get any worse for the president or the left wing backlash any more amusing, CBS New York reporting informs us that the House seat formerly occupied by sexual deviant, Anthony Weiner, is in jeopardy for Democrats.

Not only does the latest polling show a neck-and-neck race (or slightly favor the Republican candidate) in one of the most liberal districts in America, the Democrat former front runner cum potential underdog is running away from his president.

Democrat David Weprin's campaign is figuratively plagiarizing the Monty Python gang who, in a memorable battle scene from the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," cried, "Run away. Run away. Run away."

Even CBS couldn't resist having some fun with the race:

Running in a Brooklyn/Queens district that is heavily Democratic and heavily Jewish, Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner got a two-for on Wednesday -- the cross-party lines endorsement of Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

"Bob Turner, getting to know him over the months, is just what we call a real 'mensch,'" Hikind said, referring to a Yiddish term that loosely translated means "a person of integrity and honor."

Democrat David Weprin responded with the endorsement of Jon Bauman, "Bowzer" of the singing group "Sha Na Na."

"Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba dang de dang dang vote for David Weprin," Bauman said.

Fittingly, Weprin also has the endorsement of the New York Times.