Anyone who watched Parker Spitzer and now tunes into In The Arena, or better yet caught the Client 9 documentary, knows that Eliot Spitzer is essentially biding his time as a TV host until people get comfortable enough with him to put him back into office.
Unlike a number of Fox pundits, moreover, one gets the sense he is just biding his time until he can get out of the media business.
That out may come in the form of a NYC mayoral run in 2013, according to Charlie Gasparino, who also reports that Former New York Stock Exchange chief Dick Grasso is considering a run against Spitzer.
Eliot Spitzer’s resurrection — from the disgraced governor better known as Client 9 to CNN talk-show host — has the political class buzzing about him running for mayor in 2013…Former New York Stock Exchange chief Dick Grasso. One of the highest-profile targets of Spitzer’s uneven assault on Wall Street — has quietly been telling friends that he’s leaning toward challenging Spitzer as a Republican (particularly if Police Commissioner Ray Kelly doesn’t seek the GOP nomination himself, as some speculate he will).
Gasparino concedes both are longshots (Grasso being the much longer of the two) and notes that Spitzer was a hugely polarising figure during his tenure: “During his short stint as governor, he was widely despised even by many fellow Democrats as a bully, threatening or throwing temper tantrums at the slightest provocation.”
Of course, that was before the financial meltdown and the political rise of such straight-talkers like Chris Christie….temper tantrums might be the best thing Spitzer has going for him.
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