NYC spurns pervs

New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner plunged to fourth place among Democrats in the first poll taken since he admitted to having illicit online exchanges with women even after he resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal. (AP Photo)

Ah, New York. The greatest city in the world.

Big Apple voters, after living through maybe the most bizzare election cycle in modern urban American history, roundly rejected its pair of pervy candidates in Tuesday's primary.

Both Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer went down to defeat, the former in the Democratic mayoral primary, the latter in a race for city comptroller.

The New York Daily News offered this headline: "Aversion to Perversion: voters deny sext machine Anthony Weiner and hooker-happy Eliot Spitzer electoral redemption."

The New York Post ran a headline on the comptroller race in which Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer beat Spitzer: "Stringer saves NYC from Spitzer."

The Daily News coverage is here. The Post coverage is here.

Meanwhile, in the Democratic mayoral primary, it appears the city's public advocate Bill de Blasio garnered just enough votes to prevent an October run-off with second-place finisher and former city comptroller Bill Thompson, although a recount seems likely.

Former frontrunner City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who could have been the city's first woman and first openly-gay mayor, finished third.

The highlight of Tuesday evening, however, was a two-fer: Weiner's former sexting pal Sydney Leathers showed up at Weiner's "victory party" (Weiner's wife did not); and Weiner ended the evening by offering a New York salute -- an extended middle finger -- to media as he was leaving the event.

Stay classy, Anthony. Stay great, NYC.

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