Spitzer's Speech
May 31st, 2006

Eliot Spitzers acceptance speech at the Democratic state convention showed why he’s the man to beat in New York’s 2006 gubernatorial sweepstakes, says an editorial in todays Daily News. The paper likes his attacks on Albany and promises for change, hailing the attorney general for getting “squarely in the faces of the pols and lobbyists gathered in Buffalo, vowing to end the tax-and-spend mentality, the pay-to-play culture, the lack of competitive elections and the hiring of political cronies for top state jobs.

Hearing the same speech, the Post came away less impressed. Sure, the paper says, he pushed all the right buttons. But its skeptical of his attacks on Albany. When [Spitzer] talks of the 12 years of gridlock, he neglects to mention that he himself has been in the middle of the mess for eight of those years, the editorial said. For Spitzer to pretend he’s an outsider is, well . . . a bit disingenuous.

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