Admittedly, it’s Eliot Spitzer: but, shoot, they were so mad that they misspelled words on the front page. That’s special raging fury of a billion exploding suns, right there.
Via Hot Air Greenroom, which depressingly also notes that Eliot Spitzer is ahead in the primary. But that’s OK, at least from the point of view of content generation: I already know my tagline for that particular race.
We urge New Yorkers to put an end to this awful reality show by voting for Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary [for Comptroller]. Yes, we know: Ordinarily, the New York Post would not be thumping for a candidate whose other endorsements range from the teachers union and the Working Families Party to Gloria Steinem. And we still reserve the right to offer a different endorsement in the general election.
But Stringer is a sober, honest man who understands how the city works and how important the job of comptroller is. He is not hellbent on crusading against Wall Street, settling personal political vendettas or ripping up the rule book — instead, he aims to do what the office requires, and do it well.
These are not ordinary times, and this is no ordinary election. The Post endorses Scott Stringer because in a race between an Upper West Side liberal and a hotheaded, hooker-chasing, office-abusing, self-promoting, lawbreaking, ego-obsessed “steamroller” who still has trouble admitting he ever did anything wrong [Eliot Spitzer], it should be no contest.
Hell of a thing, that. Even more so if Spitzer wins the nomination and then the election; you probably don’t want to be involved in NYC’s fiscal atmosphere if that happens.
For the record: I happen to agree that there is a fluorescent double standard in American politics when one candidate for NYC comptroller previously went to jail for providing prostitutes to another candidate for NYC comptroller – and if you haven’t watched Jake Tapper throw metaphorical acid in the face of Eliot Spitzer yet, well: here you go.
For the record, former Rep. Weiner is the cyber-flashing liar, while former Gov. Spitzer is the whore-mongering semi-psychopath who was responsible for the Paterson administration, in all its bizarre pyrotechnics.
Not to mention, endless fodder for me and mine… and a positive encouragement for capital flight. Sucks if you live in NYC, though…
Eliot Spitzer is running for NYC Comptroller, which I believe keeps an eye out for oh, say, money laundering done to hide a government official’s payments to hookers. Just to pick a scenario at random.
From TPM’s report about Current TV (it’s apparently a fringe Internet TV thing) dumping Olbermann:
In an open letter to Current viewers, the company’s founders, former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, said the network’s values are “no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann.”
OK. Well, if it’s about values, then…
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who had recently filled in, will replace Olbermann starting Friday night, premiering his new program “Viewpoint.”
Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been privately talking with friends about a possible comeback, and is considering a run for statewide office next year, several sources told The Post.
Less than 18 months after he left Albany in a prostitution scandal, Spitzer has held informal discussions in recent weeks about the possibility of making a bid for state comptroller or the US Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand, sources said.
In March, we told you about a high-end escort who claimed that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer had gotten overly aggressive during some kinky role-play (a charge Spitzer’s lawyer called “outrageous and defamatory”).
Now the elegant blond courtesan, whom we’ll continue to call “Annie,” is talking about three “dates” she allegedly had with another state’s chief executive, who we’ll call Gov. X.
Fortunately, there’s a dearth of male, Republican governors of states within reasonable driving distance of NYC, although I suppose that the metropolis might add the luster of its name to its brand of working girls. Back in the Pataki/Giuliani days, it certainly did to everything else…