Here’s an un-jaundiced review of Day 1 from Amy Luke, an 8th grader from Delmar who watched Eliot Spitzer’s inauguration yesterday from behind the metal barricades with her mom, Jina, and a few thousand of their closest friends.
Azi P: If you could tell the new governor something, what would you tell him?
Amy L: Um, that I think he’s going to do a good job. And he sounded really positive.
AP: What made him positive?
AL: He didn’t say bad things that happened to New York.
AP: He said New York has been asleep for ten years like Rip Van Winkle.
AL: Yeah, that was kind of mean.
AP: Did you find it sad?
AL: It was kind of mean for the old governor, Mr. Pataki.
AP: What do you think Mr. Pataki was thinking when he heard that?
AL: Hey, I did my best.
— Azi Paybarah