Keith Wright on Telling the Truth

One of the legislators to file out of the members' lounge a few minutes ago was Keith Wright of Harlem, who I thought would be walking around with a bullseye on his back after publicly lashing out against Eliot Spitzer. (He said, among other things, that the governor is acting like Rudy Giuliani.)

But Wright didn't seem concerned that his comments would come back to haunt him.

"My father told me you don't get in trouble telling the truth," he said.

Wright, not incidentally, has made a habit recently of going against the grain when it comes to some of the most powerful members of his party. This, I suppose, is just more of the same.