I checked in with Eliot Spitzer's office about the status of Darren Dopp, the suspended communications director who has returned to the state payroll while questions linger about the role he played in the Bruno travel affair.

Jeffrey Gordon, a Spitzer spokesman, told me Dopp has about ten weeks of vacation time but said it was not determined what will happen once that time is up. (Newsday has Dopp's vacation time at 12 weeks).

Gordon said that Dopp's vacation time accrued from his years working in the Attorney General's office when Spitzer was elected to that job in 1998. DoppWatch