The New York Post endorsed Scott Stringer on Saturday for New York City comptroller by pillorying his opponent, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. The endorsement was given front-page billing in, well, true New York Post style, and poked fun at Spitzer's penchant for wearing socks during his rendezvous with prostitutes:
The paper called Spitzer an "unhinged Manhattan liberal" with an "insatiable ego" who they would not trust "to manage our 401(k), much less take our teenage daughter to the movies — so why should the city trust him with its entire pension fund?"
The crux of their criticism is that even before Spitzer was busted paying for prostitutes--a scandal that cost him the governorship--he was unable to work well with anyone, Republican or Democrat.
The Post also addressed the prostitution scandal:
When Stringer brought up Spitzer’s call-girl scandal, Spitzer accused him of a “personal” attack. Really? A governor hires prostitutes to travel across state lines, demands his bank disguise the wire transfers to his escort agency, and visits Washington on “official” business just so he can get laid. And then he accuses the other guy of being a sleaze for suggesting that maybe a pol who made such an end run around the law isn’t the kind of guy who should be the city’s chief oversight officer?
Stringer--who the Post calls "a sober, honest man who understands how the city works and how important the job of comptroller is"--is trailing Spitzer in the latest Quinnipiac poll by 19 points.
Check out the full endorsement here.