Goo-Goos Ready to Join the Spitzer Chorus

Citizens Union, Common Cause and several other good-government groups who have been conspicuously absent from the conversation about Eliot Spitzer’s staff problems are about to weigh in.

They’re working on a joint statement about the Joe Bruno affair that could be released later today or early tomorrow, according to a person working on it.

Recent precedent suggests that what the groups say is more than an academic exercise. Former comptroller Alan Hevesi, you may recall, suffered badly in his struggle to hang on to his statewide post when the good government groups abandoned him.