Senate Democrat: Gridlock is About Spitzer’s Partisanship, Not His Personality

Eliot Spitzer is soon to be the subject of two profile pieces in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. And this follows a sympathetic cover story in New York magazine that focused on Spitzer’s anger and how it’s been used to change the political process.

But some Democrats say that the emphasis on the governor’s personal disposition misses the point.

Eric Schneiderman, a state senator in Manhattan, says Spitzer would be mired in the current gridlock with Joe Bruno regardless of his personality.

“He may have issues,” Schneiderman said. “But as long as he says ‘I am committed to taking the Republican majority out,’ all else is commentary.”