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 is 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 said 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
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:
Disgraced Public Figures
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
Tax the Rich
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, but Cuomo went 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 doubly Read More
To the slate of candidates bucking the national anti-finance mood and touting their Wall Street experience, add one more name.
“I worked 10 years in finance,” alleged Spitzer-madam Kristin Davis told a Libertarian group last week, according to the Daily News. “I was vice president of a hedge fund. I went on to Read More
ALBANY—In August, Larry Bulman wasn’t convinced Bill Owens would win his race to replace John McHugh in Congress.
“It’s simple: boots on the ground,” Bulman, the Saratoga County Democratic chairman and the political director for the plumbers and steamfitters union, told me over lunch. “Which means union support. That’s how we won Read More