Pen Pals

Bill Weld has, his spokeswoman says, been dispatching the occasional postcard to Eliot Spitzer from his swing along the “supposed ribbon of gloom.”

Apparently lots of teeth and no rickets up there. Though it certainly isn’t conventional wisdom that the parts of Upstate deeply dependent on state handouts want to be told they’re actually doing just fine.

The cards carry short notes like, “Rome wasn’t rebuilt with a phrase!” and “Wish you were here!”)

“We wanted to let Mr. Spitzer know we were thinking about him the entire trip,” the spokeswoman, Andrea Tantaros, says.

Apparently there’s also a care package in the works.