Tweet of the Day, Man, The NY Daily News Is FUMING edition.

I’ve rarely seen them this angry on the front page.

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.

I think that the New York Post may not entirely like Eliot Spitzer.

Call it a hunch:

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.

Moe Lane

Point of Order: Ashley Judd did not withdraw from KY-SEN because of a semi-nude shoot.

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.

You’d think that would stop being funny.  But it doesn’t. Continue reading Point of Order: Ashley Judd did not withdraw from KY-SEN because of a semi-nude shoot.

QotD, Hey, NYC: Do You Miss Rudy Giuliani Yet? edition.

Bob McManus provides us with a scorecard:

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…

You thought that the Weiner-Spitzer thing couldn’t get any funnier, didn’t you?

I mean, how could it?

  • Anthony Weiner is running for NYC Mayor.
  • Anthony Weiner has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination for NYC Mayor.
  • Anthony Weiner thus has a very good chance of becoming the next NYC Mayor.
  • Eliot Spitzer heard this and said Hey, maybe I can get in on this action.
  • Eliot Spitzer is thus running for office in NYC.
  • 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.
  • Eliot Spitzer might still win.

But that’s not the truly funny part.  Here’s the truly funny part: meet Eliot Spitzer’s Libertarian opponent. Continue reading You thought that the Weiner-Spitzer thing couldn’t get any funnier, didn’t you?

#rsrh So they canned @keitholbermann ‘s worthless tuchis again: no, wait, it gets better.

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.”

…Wait.  What?

Moe Lane

Spitzer considering Senate run? …No, really?

(Via Hot Air) Did you miss Eliot Spitzer?  He misses you.


Admittedly, that might be only because he’s possibly aiming at Senator Gillibrand:

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.

Continue reading Spitzer considering Senate run? …No, really?

Well, at least we know it’s not Jodi Rell.

But who is ‘Governor X?’

Via @JamesRichardson appears the story that is probably prompting a variety of quiet phone calls right this minute.

Eliot Spitzer not my only governor – hooker who worked for Kristin Davis

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…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.