Agree to Disagree

In this week’s New York magazine, the Intelligencer features an item in which an Eliot Spitzer staffer whispers about running mate David Paterson.

On May 13, Paterson, the Democratic State Senate minority leader, also plans to open his own “Paterson 2006” campaign office in Harlem. “What the fuck? The lieutenant governor isn’t opening a Spitzer-Paterson office, but a Paterson office,” fumes one Spitzer confidant. “It’s really crappy that they would put Eliot in that position.”

Both Paterson and Spitzer spokespeople say the pair agreed to disagree on any differences in opinion they may have, so why the leak?

—Nicole Brydson Agree to Disagree