Eliot Spitzer Knocks Kirsten Gillibrand, Denies 'Socks' Charge (VIDEO)

03/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer knocked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in an interview with "Big Think"

While defending his choice of current-Governor David Paterson as his running mate, Spitzer said that his only regret is that Paterson went on to choose Gillibrand to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat.

Spitzer said of Gillibrand, "She has unfortunately shown that she is more a careerist than politician dedicated to standing up for a principle on issues."

Gillibrand's spokesman Matt Canter shot back "Because of his own actions, it wasn't his call to make. It's not surprising, considering she was among the first Democrats to say he would need to step down if the allegations were true."

In another awkward moment, when asked "Was it true about the socks?", Spitzer responds with a sheepish "No."

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