Soares Breaks Albany Traditions

The Albany County District Attorney, David Soares, slammed this morning’s Times Union story about his investigation into Eliot Spitzer’s office, saying:

A recent press story that my office planned to negatively critique the Attorney General's report is wholly untrue and we will continue our good, ongoing relationship with the Attorney General.

To date, our assessment of these materials is not complete, and no findings have been made. To draw any conclusions before reviewing all evidence would directly contradict the principles of our process.

It’s a sign that Soares is breaking with an Albany tradition of leaking condifential details to reporters (as Andrew Cuomo‘s office has been accused of) or defending himself to a favorite news outlet (as Spitzer’s office has done with the Times).

Maybe things are changing in Albany.