The Return of Troopergate?

Perhaps the one real benefit of the whole driver’s license controversy for Eliot Spitzer was that it did, in fact, serve the purpose of drawing attention away from the whole Troopergate issue.

The license policy, remember, was first announced in the governor’s midtown office on September 21, in a party-like atmosphere, minutes after the Albany District Attorney cleared Spitzer and his top aides of criminal wrongdoing.

Now that the press doesn’t have the license proposal to kick around anymore, the focus will have to be on other things. And today’s announcement from Spitzer that he’s abandoning his license idea comes just as the Albany District Attorney’s investigation into Spitzer’s administration is back in the news.