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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Take a look at who wants back into politics

No, it's not Dick Cheney, though given how outspoken he's been on our interrogation techniques recently, one could make the mistake he's running for president. (And frankly, he'd do a better job than the current guy in the White House.) No, I'm referring to a former, disgraced politician. No, not William Jefferson. (He's looking at a stint in a federal prison, AKA Louisiana Federal Country Club and Day Spa.) Think bigger, more audacious. Think Client Number Nine:

Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been privately talking with friends about a possible comeback, and is considering a run for statewide office next year, several sources told The Post.

Less than 18 months after he left Albany in a prostitution scandal, Spitzer has held informal discussions in recent weeks about the possibility of making a bid for state comptroller or the US Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand, sources said.

The hooker-happy Democrat has also discussed his own halfway-decent poll numbers in recent surveys, which have shown him more popular than Gov. Paterson, whose own numbers have tanked.

A comptroller is someone who oversees finances. Does that set any warning bells off to anyone in New York? After all, this is a man who frequented prostitutes, and was successfully able to hide his indiscretions from his wife. The FBI had him under surveillance before he announced his affair and resigned. And irony of ironies it was his own bank that notified the IRS about questionable bank transfers. Not exactly a stellar record when one is examining a job that would have him overseeing state finances.

As for the Senate, doesn't it have enough clowns already? After all, with the certification of Al Franken as the winner of the Coleman/Franken race out of Minnesota one would think that the Senate is at capacity for clowns. They just lost one womanizer in Ted Kennedy so does Eliot Spitzer feel the need to fill a void there? And before anyone brings up Senator David Vitter as Captain Ed apparently has via e-mail let me remind readers, as Captain Ed did, that Vitter didn't spend a career going after prostitutes as Spitzer did, even when he was the attorney general. (FBI records show that as AG Spitzer was going to prostitutes even as he was busting them; again, questions are raised.)

Spitzer shouldn't even be entertained as a possible candidate for any elected position. He's not only a disgrace with his record, the case can be made that his record amounts to a level of corruption that needs not be added to the corruption in DC that's already present. Eliot Spitzer should keep his nose out of politics and focus more on rebuilding his marriage. He's not going to face any charges by federal investigators, and he's managed to keep a low profile since the scandal broke. The occasional opinion column, and a speaking engagement or two. But this would invite scrutiny that I'm not sure he's ready for. Additionally, as I said above, he's still tainted by the corruption he claimed to be fighting against when in reality he was leaping into bed with it (pun intended).

We hope that if he does try to run for the Senate the people of New York have enough sense to ignore his joke campaign. Of course that's probably too much hope for a state that elected him to the governor's mansion in the first place, put Hillary Clinton in the Senate, twice, and keeps electing Chuck Schumer.

Publius II


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