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Paul Krugman: Spitzer run 'a good thing

Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) is running for comptroller and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman likes it.

From Krugman's blog:

Spitzer was,it turned out, temperamentally unsuited to the job of governor. He’s a bulldog who sinks his teeth into those he sees as wrongdoers and won’t let go. This worked for him as Attorney General, but got him nowhere in running the state.

The point, however, is that the office he’s now seeking is more like the AG position than the governor’s mansion. And it would give him,once again, a chance to tangle with the bad guys of Wall Street from a position of considerable influence.

I know that opinions differ about just how effective Spitzer’s confrontations were. But at least he tried — which is more than you can say about almost anyone else in our political life. ...

It’s a useful reminder, and it’s why I regard his entry into the race, win or lose, as a good thing.

Krugman discloses in the post that he happens to "know and like Spitzer personally."


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