'The steam has gone from the steamroller'
Joseph Bruno did a victory lap
yesterday at Saratoga, following the Spitzer meltdown. ... Did you know Bruno rides his horse Apache every year at the Flag Day Parade? Classic picture of an old-fashioned pol soaking it in. ... Sorry for posting so much about Spitzer. It's just a terrific story. From Peter Porcupine:
Does it strike you that there are parallels between Spitzer and the infamous Jane Swift helicopter incident? Except that nobody ever stood up for Jane Swift?
(You may remember that she was cleared of wrongdoing after the Ethics hearing, at which time the State Police offered that the helicopter ride on Thanksgiving Eve had been THEIR idea, not her request - of course, she'd lost the nomination and the State Police never saw fit to disclose that prior to being put under oath...but, hey - she was just some girl pol from western Mass., right?)
Helicopters: The bane of state politicians everywhere... FYI: I think Spitzer will come back. But he'll never be the same. ...Update
-- Good Lord. The Spitzer/Bruno story has blown Lindsay off the front pages at both the Post
and Daily News
. ... Bruno
: "The truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God." ... I'm beginning to get jealous here. See what a competitive two-party state gets you? Fun! ...