Reading Spitzer's Corporate Friends

Which business titan would back the sherrif of Wall Street?

A reader knowledgeable of the business community in the City shared their thoughts on the list of Corporate Leaders for Spitzer, which was unveiled at a small press conference in the Grand Hyatt yesterday.

The list includes:

–Roger Altman
A close confident of Hillary Clinton, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasurey, and someone whose private equity firm, Evercore Partners, just went public.

–Alan Patricof
A fundraiser for Hillary and a Democratic operative

–Michael Carey
Former Governor Hughe Carey’s son who was fired by the Bloomberg administration. The younger Carey wanted to be the president of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, and Bloomberg’s people said no.

– John Dyson
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development under Rudy Giuliani, and is now an active fundraiser for the Brenan Center (the people who called the state legislature “dysfunctional” and the worst in the nation.)

–Blair Effron
An active Democratic political operative who probably played a role in brining together the entire list of Corporate Leaders for Spitzer.

–Robert Pitman
Sold AOL to Timewarner

–Lewis Ranieri
Along with Alfonse D’Amatao, was almost removed from the board of CA Inc., after a scandal-plagued era at the company.

–Steve Rattner
Head of Democrats for Bloomberg, and one of the deep-pocketed Democratic contributors who closed his wallet to Freddy Ferrer’s campaign.

–Richard Ravitch
A Bloomberg supporter who went to war with Dan Doctoroff and City Hall to block the West Side Stadium deal.

–Wilbur Ross
Ex husband of George Pataki’s first lieutenent governor, the one who famously refused to sit down during a state of the state address.

–Henry Silverman
Pataki’s appointee on the Port Authority, whose company has had some legal trouble.

– Azi Paybarah