On Spitzer: "He's Fucking Nuts ... He's Like a Maniac... He's Got a Very Serious Temper Management Issue."
via the New York Post
“There’s nothing like losing a skirmish that leads me to want to win the next round more,” Spitzer told a group of donors at a breakfast in Manhattan, according to a source at the event.
“The knockout blow is coming very soon,” he threatened - hinting at a possible coup against Silver.
“I don’t think tactics that impugn our integrity work,” Canestrari said. “We need to deal with these things in a rational, unemotional manner.”
Another shocked Assembly Democrat said, “He’s f- - -ing nuts. He’s like a maniac. . . I first thought his aggressive thing was a posture, a strategy to make us the enemy, but I no longer think that. Now I think he’s got a very serious temper management issue.”
Forget steamrollers. We're on to a new metaphor.
A source who attended this morning's breakfast with Eliot Spitzer at the Grand Hyatt -- a thank you event for some donors -- reports that Spitzer briefly touched on his confrontation with the legislature.
"You win some, you lose some," my source reports Spitzer said. "But those you lost to should know that a knockout punch is coming."
There's a lot riding on how Eliot Spitzer responds to his first real defeat in a while.
Writes a reader:
"If he's gracious, he gets it. If not, could be an ugly four years."
via Empire Zone
The Democratic-led State Assembly dealt a setback today to Gov. Eliot Spitzer by agreeing to elect Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli as the next state comptroller, reneging on a deal it made with the governor to choose only from candidates deemed qualified by an outside screening panel to succeed Alan G. Hevesi.
Speaker Sheldon Silver said after the closed-door meeting on Wednesday wards that “I think the members thought he was the most qualified member, and the most qualified candidate, and they chose to nominate him.’’