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Obama on Anthony Weiner: "If it was me, I would resign"

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WASHINGTON--NBC's Today Show new co-host Ann Curry asked President Obama if Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign on Monday and Obama all but said he should quit.

Said Obama, "Well, obviously what he did was highly inappropriate. I think he's embarrassed himself, he's acknowledged that, he's embarrassed his wife and his family. Ultimately there's going to be a decision for him and his constituents. I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign. Because public service is exactly that, it's a service to the public. And when you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills, then you should probably step back."

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