Family Only

The confetti is flying, and some Rolling Stones song is blaring and on stage right now are Eliot Siptzer, Hillary Clinton, David Paterson, Andrew Cuomo and their family members.

None of the institutional players like Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, state party Chairman Herman Denny Farrell, are on stage. That’s a bit different from the scene 12 years ago when George Pataki won, surrounded by people like Charles Gargano, Al D’Amato and state Senator Roy Goodman of Manhattan.

And the room is emptying out , with everyone heading to the real after parties that I presume is where all the shirt ties get undone, and the fun really starts. But some are sticking to bask in the glory of the night’s victory to the Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” pumping from the speakers.

— Azi Paybarah