The war between the city’s tabloids warmed up last night when Confidential, the Daily News‘s gossip page, posted an item refuting “new stories making the rounds” that ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his political operative girlfriend got frisky in a public hot tub on their recent trip to Jamaica.
Later in the night, the Post posted today’s front-page story alleging that Mr. Spitzer sucked on the toes of a topless Lis Smith in front of children at the resort where they stayed over the weekend.
Roger Stone, the sharp-dressed, right-wing political operative who is no fan of any Democrat, has it in for Lyndon Johnson. Mr. Stone says the architect of the War on Poverty and the Great Society is better remembered as the Great Conspirator and accuses him of responsibility for nine murders, including the greatest crime of the 20th century, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Read More
Sounding not unlike Nick Kristof, Republican operative Roger Stone says Barack Obama’s achievement in the war on terror won’t guarantee him political cover for long.
When asked what he thought of the death of Osama bin Laden, and whether that put Obama out of reach for his would-be Republican rivals, Stone, who Read More
Mort Zuckerman and a few other people are scratching their heads over Donald Trump’s claims of having “saved” the Daily News when it’s publishers came to him for help years ago.
Trump made the claim, repeatedly, during an interview on Talk1300 this morning. The reality TV show star and real estate developer also Read More
Kristin Davis was the only gubernatorial candidate in the state–if not the nation–standing in a bar at 11 p.m. last night in a mini-dress and high-heeled boots waiting for the election returns to come in.
The buxom blonde, known best as the “Manhattan Madam” who claims to have provided call girls for a certain former Read More
Disgraced Public Figures
The national Reform Party has sent former madam and current gubernatorial candidate Kristin Davis a cease and desist email demanding that she “immediately change the name under which [she is] seeking to run for Governor.” Ms. Davis has been running on a party line of her own making, also called the Reform Party.
David Collison, Read More
Disgraced Public Figures
Roger Stone writes to correct something in my item about the Eliot Spitzer movie. Stone says he never said “eat shit” after walking out of the film screening. What he did say is “Bullshit.”
Here’s Stone, who also takes objection to Gibney’s assertion that Ken Langone had Spitzer followed by private investigators:
Tax the Rich
Reporters standing on the red carpet for Alex Gibney’s new, as-yet-untitled documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival all wondered the same thing: Would its subject, disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer, show up?
They found instead a lone Mr. Gibney. “There are a lot of lessons to be learned, not just about Eliot Spitzer,” he said Read More
Yesterday, I reported that Andrew Cuomo told supporters in midtown that the state can’t raise taxes because residents will “vote with their feet,” according to one attendee in the room.
I assumed Cuomo meant migrating out of New York, a la Golisano and Limbaugh. I would have asked him, Read More
Weirdly, it’s Chuck Schumer’s Senate race–the one that pits any potential challenger against a powerful, extremely well-funded, reasonably popular, two-term incumbent–that keeps getting more entertaining.
First there was the Draft Larry Kudlow movement–which contends the television personality would “put a dress on” Mr. Schumer in a debate; then there was the Read More