Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Scramble from Spitzer

The bizarre sex scandal involving Governor Spitzer can't be over soon enough, especially for Democrats who counted on the governor for his political clout and support.

Democrats are desperate to peel themselves away from Spitzer, despite wrapping themselves around the Steamroller just one year ago. All the calls for resignation and outrage by Democrats aren't likely to erase the connection between Democrats and their party's standard-bearer. From Hillary Clinton to Kirsten Gillibrand to Tim Gordon to county, city and town Democrats, the scramble from Spitzer was underway Tuesday.

Resignation may be imminent and Democrats try to distance themselves.

State government brought to a standstill.

The Rensselaer County Legislature unanimously calls for the governor's resignation.