Spitzer Strikes Back

Eliot Spitzer just held a press confrence to say that the legislature’s election of Tom DiNapoli as comptroller “showed a stunning lack of integrity that is deeply troubling” and marked a “turning point” in his relationship with the legislature. That’s because the legislature ignored the recommendations of an independent screening panel and elected an Assemblyman instead.

“This process has been revealing for the public,” said Spitzer. “It has made it clear to the public how people are acting, and why, and that is part of the process of reform. We will not get reform if people do not understand how people are acting, what is motivating them, and what they’re likely to do in the future.”

Spitzer also said he would campaign against incumbent members of the legislature if and when he thought there were better candidates in the race.

“I will campaign against incumbents, Democrats or Republican, when I believe there is a better candidate.”

— Azi Paybarah

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