Spitzer’s YouTube Moment

Liz got her hands on this clip of Eliot Spitzer straddling the line between whether the independent screening panel was supposed to recommend “five” or “up to five” comptroller candidates to the legislature.

It’s clearly just a slip-up, and Spitzer appears to catch himself later in the clip and clarify that he was talking about both numbers as a possibility. But the fact that he was mentioning both possibilities interchangably is only going to fuel the indignation of state lawmakers who were both embarrassed and surprised when the panel recommended only three candidates, none of whom were legislators.

— Azi Paybarah

Spitzer’s YouTube Moment