Spitzer to Hold Secret Press Conference on Driver’s License Plan

Eliot Spitzer, who has been getting mauled from all sides for his compromise plan on providing driver’s licenses to immigrants, is trying to sell it to reporters from independent and ethnic newspapers at an invitation-only press availability today.

A source said it’s happening today at 2 p.m.

Spitzer’s spokeswoman Christine Anderson said it was invitation only, and declined to specify where it’s happening.

UPDATE: A Spitzer aide called to object to the characterization of the event as a “secret press conference.” It is a sit-down with the Independent Press Association, a group that says it “works to promote and support independent publications committed to social justice and a free press.”