Eliot Spitzer told us again just how he feels about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand during a lengthy interview posted on the Big Think today.
Do I disagree with his choice of Kirsten Gillibrand? Yes. I think she has unfortunately shown she’s more of a careerist than a politician dedicated to standing up for a principle on isseus of immigration rights, on issues of gun control, on issues relating to some core principles I believe in. But she is the senator and we’ll see what happens.
(He also declared Tim Geithner “not corrupt, just wrong,” and said Alan Greenspan didn’t really understand the markets.)
“Because of his own actions, it wasn’t his call to make,” Matt Canter, an aide to Ms. Gillibrand, told Politico. “It’s not surprising, considering she was among the first Democrats to say he would need to step down if the allegations were true.”
Mr. Spitzer’s increasingly public image has fueled rumors he might be interested in Ms. Gillibrand’s seat (or state comptroller, or, perhaps, anything in between). A Marist poll last fall found that nearly 70 percent of New Yorkers don’t want him to run, and also had him trailing Ms. Gillibrand 57 percent to 29 percent.
But that was September. As in before Harold Ford Jr.—a Tennessee transplant and unabashed supporter of Wall Street, who would seem to be almost as unlikely a candidate as a disgraced former governor—strode confidently into the Senate ruckus.