Have Disgraced Candidates Turned NYC Into a Laughingstock?

With ex-politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Vito Lopez all eyeing spots on the ballot this fall, some wonder whether politics in New York City has become a punchline to the rest of the country.

New York Times columnist Gail Collins quipped that it would be "nice if we had some normal people in office" — but said scandal and New York City politics is nothing new.

“We come and we go from the Twilight Zone,” she said, referencing the city's checkered political past. “There have been many incarnations over the years.”

To hear a full interview with Collins, click audio above.