Eliot Spitzer’s Folksy Truism

Eliot Spitzer (Patrick McMullan)

Eliot Spitzer (Patrick McMullan)

The Post recently asked Eliot Spitzer if he were planning a run for office, and he replied in part: “‘Those who know don’t say, and those who say don’t know.’ So I wouldn’t rely on anything anybody has told you.” Perhaps the reason the line is in single quotes is because it’s taken from the Tao Te Ching. Has Mr. Spitzer been studying Eastern religions? Those who know don’t say!

(The line is also featured in the rapper Akbar’s song “Those who say,” which further includes the lyric “Remember when I stomped ya like in concert? / With the rugged raw I came, I saw and I conquered,” but it’s unlikely that Mr. Spitzer has been listening to this on vacation at tennis camp in Vermont.)

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