Lowering Expectations

Joe Bruno just congratulated Tom DiNapoli and Sheldon Silver on the comptroller result.

Bruno denied that he was particularly happy to see Eliot Spitzer lose this fight, and offered the following assessment of the qualities that make a good comptroller. “You don’t have to be an expert on the markets,” he said. “You need to be a good manager.”

Republican Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio put it more directly: “You don’t have to be an Einstein.”

— Azi Paybarah Lowering Expectations