Sheldon Silver taped an interview this morning with Gabe Pressman about all the fun he’s having in Albany. A transcript NBC sent over highlights an interesting, if under-appreciated aspect of the Eliot Spitzer versus Joe Bruno storyline: the extent to which it’s going to depend on Silver (!) to break the deadlock.
PRESSMAN: That’s what you’ve been doing?
Assemblyman SILVER: That’s basically what I’ve been doing, trying to bring together the two parties without them having to meet together.
“PRESSMAN: `I don’t think anybody understands Shelly,’ says Mr. Spitzer.
Assemblyman SILVER: Well, that’s good. We’re going to keep it that way.
PRESSMAN: That’s part of your technique.