Thursday, December 10, 2009

Please, Just Go Away

It's not as if there some groundswell for this man to run for office again. Considering the obstacles Democrats face in 2010, having him on the ticket could just add to their woes, even if it's a solidly blue state. Not only that, but he may possible even challenge the incumbent Democrat.

Just. Go. Away.
Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down from the governor's office amid scandal, is now strongly considering a run for state comptroller, sources told The Post.

Spitzer has in recent weeks had discussions with some Democratic donors and insiders about the position currently held by Tom DiNapoli.

DiNapoli, a former assemblyman from Long Island, was appointed comptroller in 2007 after his predecessor, Alan Hevesi, pleaded guilty to using state workers as chauffeurs for his wife.

A Democrat who spoke with Spitzer said, "He's seriously thinking about it."

"He wants to run if he can," said another source. "He's still talking about it."

It's unclear whether a Spitzer candidacy would rely on a Democratic donor base, or if the former governor -- whose family is wealthy -- is thinking of pouring his own dough into a campaign.

It is also unclear if he would challenge DiNapoli in a primary, or if he's considering running as an independent.
So you have a guy driven from office mired in scandal seeking to replace a man who's in office only because another Democrat was driven from office mired in scandal.

Only in New York, kids.

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