The Second Floor and the Making of Eliot Spitzer

Here’s a poetic way to look at Eliot Spitzer’s 21-day budget amendments, which he submitted today, adjusting to lower-than-expected state revenue.

Michael Tobman, an education reform activist and political operative, told me by instant message:

“The 21 day amendments reflect both an appreciation of our worsening economic forecast and the unavoidable truth that actually being Governor comes to change the person elected Governor. The second floor of the Capitol changes people and it usually takes two or three years. For this administration it seems to be happening in year two.”
The Second Floor and the Making of Eliot Spitzer