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A dispatch from Loose Lips’ Alan Suderman out in the field!

Following up on a WTOP report that said Mayor Adrian Fenty, trailing in the polls, had asked for an endorsement from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, it’s unlikely that’s going to happen.

LL just called in a quote from a Fenty press conference. So sayeth Hizzoner: “We’re not naïve, the president has a lot on his plate.”

And there’s more!

“If I was mayor of any city in the country, including Washington, D.C., I would certainly ask the president for his support. If I were president of the United States, I would not go around and endorsing mayors either. You just don’t have the time to do it.”

Video after the jump.