NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) – Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are viewed by millions of New Yorkers view as two flawed men with big egos.
In fact, the city hasn’t seen a dysfunctional duo like this since arguably Martin & Steinbrenner.
So as the disgraced former Congressman is out on the stump trying to stop the hemorrhaging of what was once a formidable campaign, the disgraced former governor who resigned after his notorious hooker scandal is weighing in with criticism.
On MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ Monday, Chris Matthews indicated that Spitzer believes there is no room for Weiner at City Hall, “Fair point that is correct.” Is this the pot calling the kettle black? Or more like Charlie Sheen providing career advice to Lindsey Lohan?
Call it what you will.
Scott Stringer, Spitzer’s primary opponent, characterizes Spitzer’s comments as, “the height of hypocrisy for Eliot to lecture Anthony Weiner.”
Weiner’s take? At a campaign event, the former mayoral frontrunner said, “Every New Yorker has to make the decision on who they’re going to vote for, including Mr. Spitzer.”
The question many are asking, ‘Why would Spitzer talk about Weiner knowing that his illegal pillow talk forced him out of office in shame?’ “I’ve perhaps in my career answered more questions than I should,” said Spitzer after a campaign stop Tuesday morning.
Perhaps he has answered one too many question, however, Spitzer does indicate that he’s done talking about Weiner. “I’ve answered the question and I’ve said all I wanted to on that,” but seconds later the talking points pivoted and Spitzer was asked to comment on all the endorsements that Stringer has received thus far, “Endorsements don’t vote, voters vote.”
It was an intriguing take on endorsements, as, moments earlier, he picked up the endorsement of the Lin Sing Association in Chinatown — a moment touted by his campaign.