Golisano Forecast: Slightly Groggy

Mid-January is rolling in, and soon the world will know whether Rochester billionaire (and gubernatorial tease?) Tom Golisano will take on Eliot Spitzer. In recent reports, Golisano got a spousal nod and planned to toss money into the wind. But on the whole, the rumblings from Rochester have been pretty faint lately.

Perhaps this explains it. According to one associate, he’s down — but definitely not out — with the flu: “I’m told that he ordered up a bunch of briefing books on issues from various think tanks, and he’s propped up in bed with the sniffles, reading through them.”