Spitzer’s New Deal

This got left on the cutting room floor in the writing of today’s piece, but seemed a smart observation about Eliot Spitzer. State Senator Eric Schneiderman meant it as a compliment; but it also says something about the risks that come with Spitzer’s confidence.

“You go back to the reform era, you go back to the New Deal and the people around FDR, you go back to the Great Society — he has that optimism without naivete that says, ‘We’re smart guys, we can get together and do this,'” Schneiderman said.

New Deal, or Great Society?