Spitzer Avoids Criticizing Bruno

Eliot Spitzer uncharacteristically declined to take a hit at his political rival earlier today when I asked him about Joe Bruno’s work for a firm that manages funds for some state labor unions, and about whether other lawmakers should be more forthcoming about outside jobs.

“Let me answer in a way that is completely distinct from Senator Bruno [and] that situation,” he said. “I will say nothing on that. I have long believed that greater transparency would be a good thing, but we’ll deal with that down the road with various proposals in due course.”

At the same press conference, held to announce a major insurance settlement, Spitzer less surprisingly called President Bush’s proposed cuts to homeland security “anomalous, surprising” and an example of “poor judgment.”

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