Welcome to the Golden Age of New York tabloids.
Gotham's headline writers already were blessed with the mayoral candidacy of aptly named Twitter flasher Anthony Weiner. But early Monday, disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer tossed his briefs into the New York City Comptroller race.
The Office of Comptroller deals with numbers, which should be a good fit for Client No. 9. The Knickerbocker sans knickers was booted from office after soliciting a high-priced call girl originally known as Kristin. As the '80s band Night Ranger sang, "Spitzer Kristin, oh the time has come," and within a few days, the Love Gov was motorin' out of Albany.
Ricochet's Code of Conduct rightly frowns on rude language and childish double-entendres, so let's keep to the professional reportage, shall we? Politico reports:
As his rocky 15 months at governor showed, Spitzer was better at poking and instigating than being in charge.
“I’m not paying a great deal of attention to the ins and outs of other races,” Weiner said.
That was bad, but voters have started to forgive as he rises in the polls.
“People who walk with me on the street say, ‘People really do want you to get back in.’ I am going to be on the street corners,” he said.
Attempting to launch his campaign on the fly, with no political organizations backing him, Spitzer was forced to advertise on Craigslist for help.
The listing popped up on Sunday, seeking canvassers willing to “work days and evenings through Thursday, knocking doors and going to public locations to collect petition signatures” for $12 an hour.
The jokes write themselves when they decide to run for office.