'The report was a blow to Mr. Spitzer,' Part II
The Spitzer mess
is so big that not even luscious lush Lindsay Lohan
can knock the Spitzer story completely off the NY Post's front page.
... Now that's big. ... David has a good post
on the Spitzer affair, rightly noting how only a couple months ago more than a few people
in Massachusetts were enviously looking west at a reformer governor who was actually reforming. But I'd disagree with describing Caddy/Drape-gate (to which I would add Heli/Ameriquest-gate) as 'nonsense.' To the contrary, I'd argue all those early Deval-gate revelations actually ended up helping Deval. He was heading for the exact same cliff Eliot just went over. ... If Deval is smart (and he is), he's probably looking at Spitzer and thinking something like, 'There but for the grace of god go I.' ... Biggest winner in the Spitzer affair: Brooke A. Masters.
Runner-up: Andrew Cuomo, unless it turns into a criminal investigation, at which point Andrew has some fancy tap dancing to do regarding his old pal Darren Dopp
. Biggest elephant in the room: The media. Its role in the Spitzer/Bruno slugfest is not pretty. ...