Libya: Obama’s speech in March “seemed to elevate the absence of a doctrine to a doctrine.” [Bill Keller]
2013: “Eliot running as an independent would be an asset to a Republican nominee because it would create a division of loyalty in the Democratic base,” says Dick Grasso. [Michael Saul]
2013: Christine Read More
Dick Grasso, speaking on Staten Island, via Staten Island Advance.
2012: Obama’s numbers are soft; he’s vulnerable. [Peggy Noonan]
2012: Trump doesn’t know the number of congressmen in DC. [Carl Campanile]
2013: Grasso would do it, only if Ray Kelly doesn’t and Eliot Spitzer does. [Jillian Taratunio]
2013: Read More
Anthony Weiner ought to consider the fate of a certain former governor of New York. His name is Eliot Spitzer, and he had a pretty high opinion of himself back in the day. He enjoyed issuing moral pronouncements about the behavior, ethics and other habits of mere mortals. One day, however, the world discovered Read More
Eliot Spitzer drops this gem, in an interview with the West Side Spirit:
The first battle was over the choice of comptroller. And Tom DiNapoli is a fine guy. Like him, he’s a friend.
But I said, “You guys are putting institutional interest over public interest. He’s not the guy who should be running Read More
Funding Cuomo: David Koch and wife gave $87,000. [Chris Good]
Funding Cuomo: Koch gave $100,000 to the state GOP. [Liz Benjamin]
Voting the Budget: “They perform all right. Like trained seals.” [Larry Littllefield]
Lawsuit: Goo-goo considers one, over access to capital building during protest. [Liz Benjamin]
State Budget: Silver gives Read More
When discussing Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker, Eliot Spitzer sounds a little like Andrew Cuomo.
Spitzer, around the 5:50 mark:
“I disagree with Governor Walker…the right to bargain together is one of those fundamental rights we all believe individuals across the society should have. I agree with him that the givebacks are necessary in Read More
Would he want to, is my question.
A bitterly cold wind tore across the 50th floor of One World Trade Center on Dec. 5, yet the crews in hard hats kept their pace, driving the most important building in the city skyward a floor a week, putting to rest years of complaints about indecision and inaction at the world’s most famous construction Read More
Andrew Cuomo has an ambitious agenda ahead of him. He wants to change the culture of Albany, get the state’s finances in order, restore New York to its former greatness, reform pensions and benefits, talk sense to pork-hungry state legislators and, who knows, perhaps position himself for greater things to come.
That’s a pretty impressive Read More
Want a new legislator? Looks like there’s a better chance of them get caught with their hand in the cookie jar or posting fun, flirty classifieds on CraigsList than getting voted out of office.
A report released today says that one of every 11 legislators who left office since 1999 has done so on account Read More