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A Marist poll will come out tonight poll about Jeanine Pirro.

Ben explains how Eliot Spitzer can play a pivotal role in the race for a new minority leader in the state senate, proving there is no race Spitzer can affect.

Liz Benjamin follows that race too, noting there’s one upstate candidate (Neil Breslin) and three downstaters (Malcolm Smith of Queens, Martin Dilan of Brooklyn and Eric Schniederman of Manhattan.) Before anyone blows a gasket, yes, Jeff Klein of the Bronx is also running.

In explaining his role in the Hevesi investigation, Spitzer creates his own nuanced language – Spitzerese – which Liz thinks “is a dialect of legalese.”

John Faso said he found the allegations against Jeanine Pirro “very troubling.”

John DeSio follows Democrat Stephen Harrison’s race against the city’s only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella, into the world of Youtube and Wikipedia.

On Room 8, Yoda notes Rudy Giuliani tack away from his party: he canceled a fundraiser for Jeanine Pirro and defended Bill Clinton.

The outspoken Rock Hackshaw says “Spitzer is Wrong, Faso is Right” on whether Alan Hevesi should resign.

Jack Murtha’s anti-war stance may not be enough to get him elected House Majority Leader. The Plank asks what’s happening to the anti-war movement.

Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, whose husband was killed by the LIRR gunman Colin Fergson, laments the new gun bill that passed the House this week.

“The bill relaxes recordkeeping requirements by no longer requiring dealers to properly maintain records.”

And pictured above is Eliot Spitzer, who was surrounded by reporters at the Association of New York State Counties in Lake George today.

— Azi Paybarah

Elsewhere: Spitzerese