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New York’s Governor Spitzer Should Find The High Road

 

New York’s Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer is, depending on the day, a crusading champion of the people against Wall Street or a testosterone-poisoned bully.

Governor Spitzer’s office has recently been involved in a dirty-tricks scandal. It’s alleged that the governor’s office used state police to illegally monitor the actions of Republican State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.

Don’t worry though—The long-standing no-good Republican majority in the New York Senate is up to the task of making even hard-charging Governor Spitzer appear sympathetic.

A political consultant working for New York Senate named Roger Stone Jr., is alleged to have called Governor Spitzer’s 83 year-old father with threats of arrest and insults directed at his son.

The New York Times reports today that this Mr. Stone, while still a teenager, attempted to recruit a mole to infiltrate the presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern in 1972. 

Governor Spitzer needs to get out of this mess and live up to the promise of his administration. Liberals beyond New York were hopeful about Mr. Spitzer when he was elected last November.

Now that he’s been given a political gift by this ham-handed Republican thug, the Governor should take the high road with his critics and resume his focus on advocacy for average folks.     

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August 22, 2007 - Posted by | Politics

2 Comments »

  1. Neil

    I’m glad to see you still keep up with New York State politics. It’s been quite a fiasco with the Governor of late. I too was hoping he would sweep in and create real reform by taking the high road and using the real mandate the people gave him. Unfortunately it seems he may be falling into “politics as usual” rather quickly. Here’s hoping that things get better in the next legislative session.

    Greg

    Comment by Greg Jerome | August 24, 2007

  2. Thanks for the comment. Glad to know somebody in New York has the same impression.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 24, 2007


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